"Steeped in History and Beauty" Top 5 Page for this destination Oldham by Myfanwe

Oldham Travel Guide: 116 reviews and 297 photos

Oldham is a fabulous town in Greater Manchester situated about 5 miles North of the City Centre.

There are many great things to do here. In the centre itself there are many great shops, restaurants and bars. As you walk around the town centre you will see many great historic buildings such as the steps of the Old Town Hall where Winston Churchill once stood as he was declared member of Parliament for Oldham.

Oldham's jewel in the crown has to be its' surrounding countryside. I would say this is on a par with the Brecon Beacons in South Wales - only just (haha). The moors above Oldham provide fantastic walking opportunities and are great for discovering historical sites of years gone by - look out for the Roman Fort! The Huddersfield narrow canal is also a great attraction to the area, it has been reformed to its' former glory and winds its' way through miles and miles of glorious Countryside, the towpaths create excellent walking/cycling opportunities for locals and visitors alike. Dotted amidst the hills you will find picturesque villages such as Delph, Dobcross, Diggle and Uppermill.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:The Countryside and of course it's the home of VT-er Balam
  • Cons:None that i can think of...
  • Last visit to Oldham: Nov 2009
  • Intro Updated Nov 15, 2009
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  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Feb 10, 2013 at 7:34 AM

    Excellent page! What a great idea for them to put old historic photo's in the windows of the old town hall. I especially like the Daisy Nook.

    • Myfanwe's Profile Photo
      Feb 10, 2013 at 9:04 AM

      Thank you for your kind comments (and ratings) much appreciated. I love Daisy Nook, must return there soon.

  • mickeyboy07's Profile Photo
    Aug 15, 2010 at 10:25 AM

    Donut king is God


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