"Rochdale - A market town" Rochdale by Pomocub

Rochdale Travel Guide: 22 reviews and 91 photos

Rochdale is a large market town and borough in the suburbs of the city of Manchester. Rochdale is a large residential town but has some wonderful little places where you can go and visit.

It is believed that the name Rochdale came from the River Roch which runs near the towns. Other small towns near Rochdale are Oldham, Heywood and Middleton.

Rochdale is an extremely diverse and multi-cultural town with large muslim communities.

Although Rochdale used to be a thriving town it has some what gone a little downhill in recent years and some areas of the city centre look a bit grubby and could do with a make over. However, there are a few areas of interest in the town and the as the town is on the foothills of the Pennines there are some wonderful country walks and views to be seen.

Famous people from Rochdale

Lisa Stansfield - Famous british singer in the late 80's and early 90's

Anna Friel - Movie and TV actress (Films include: Limitless and Tv's Pushing Daisies)

Steve Coogan - Comedian (was actually raised in Middleton)

Julie Goodyear - Television actress. Is very well known in England for playing a legendy character "Bett Lynch" in popular british soap Coronation Street.

Rochdale is twinned with the following cities.

L'viv - Ukraine
Tourcoing - France
Bielefield - Germany
Sahiwal - Pakistan

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Some beautiful places off the beaten path
  • Cons:Needs a make over
  • In a nutshell:A large residential town with some hidden gems
  • Intro Updated Feb 22, 2013
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  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Mar 1, 2014 at 2:52 AM

    Asleigh, lovely little page about your hometown - VT tells me that you live here. Even more interesting that it is twinned with Lviv. From the famous people who lived in Rochdale I only know Lisa Stansfield.

    • Pomocub's Profile Photo
      Mar 1, 2014 at 3:12 AM

      Hi, Thanks for your message. I grew up a few towns away from Rochdale but I have lived here for about 2 years now. We have some nice nature reserves and moors here which are great for long walks but the town centre is quite dated. Which is why I never go there!

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