Rochdale, located in Lancashire, is a traditional market town that is situated at the foothills of the Pennines. The town itself rose to prominence through history as a result of being a mill town, particularly during the Industrial Revolution. Today there is much to see and enjoy in the town of Rochdale, including several notable examples of Victorian Gothic revival architecture. There are also several shops that visitors may find interesting to explore as well as numerous dining establishments. There are also plenty of accommodation options located in Rochdale as well as in the surrounding vicinity.
Be it a town hall, church, war memorial or a museum, English town of Rochdale has preserved its historical treasures in the very best of forms. The town is expanding rapidly and the latest census shows that the population of the town has hit a record 0.1 million.
Rochdale Town Hall was originally constructed in the late 1800s and still serves the administrative duties of the town. The magnificent architecture of the building is appreciated throughout the world and many world leaders in the past have shown envy on this town hall. What makes it more attractive is the presence of River Roch which flows calmly adjacent to the building. Tourists often climb up the bridge to take photographs of the town hall and the bridge itself holds an European record of being the widest bridge.
St Chads Parish Church is located in the surrounding area of Town Hall but it dates back to previous millennium which makes it one of the oldest surviving churches in the area. The haughty tower of the church provides spectacular views of the surrounding area.
It is not very often that a town offers a museum solely about the art of shopping but Rochdale offers an outstanding Pioneers Museum that covers the entire history of how people used to shop during the last two centuries. This historical account is presented in the form of photos, pictures and relevant documented evidences of that era. The town has not forgotten to commemorate the memory of lost souls in the devastating World War One and a monument is erected in the centre of the town.