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Rochdale Town Hall

Town Hall The Esplanade, Rochdale OL16 1AZ, England
+44 1706 924797
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A wonderful setting for this imposing building

Rochdale in bloom this summer is incredible. The town hall is the centrepiece of a stunning town... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
frankafile
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Suffolk
Pure history

Amazing building worth exploring with good guides who are available for organized tours ( best... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
GHCedar
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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Rochdale's fabulous Grade-I Victorian Gothic town hall is renowned worldwide for its unique and detailed architecture. The building was opened on 27th September 1871 by George Leach Ashworth, then Mayor of Rochdale at a cost of around £150,000. Full tours take place on the first Monday of each month at 2.15pm and last about 2 hours. Short tours take place every Wednesday at 2.15pm and lasts 1 hour.
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“guided tour” (7 reviews)
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Town Hall The Esplanade, Rochdale OL16 1AZ, England
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+44 1706 924797
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"clock tower"
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"beautiful building"
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"guided tour"
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"the stained glass windows"
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"organ recital"
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"well worth a visit"
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"gothic architecture"
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"council chamber"
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"brick by brick"
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"committee room"
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"dining rooms"
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"stone work"
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"wonderful sound"
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"historical information"
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"floor tiles"
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"amazing wedding"
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"food is excellent"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rochdale in bloom this summer is incredible. The town hall is the centrepiece of a stunning town centre. Everything is so well maintained and, of course, the natives are very friendly. The old post office, now a posh pub, is a wonderful place to sit...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing building worth exploring with good guides who are available for organized tours ( best check dates available as jot every day) recently upgraded the cafe into a nice restaurant. Don't forget to visit soon for the beautiful WW1 memorial floral displays outside - very...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Rochdale Town Hall, a beautiful imposing historical building in Rochdale.well maintained and looked after by the local council.Working clock tower

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Reviewed 14 June 2018

We took our brother and his wife { on holiday from OZ } , the sevice is second to none , the decor is superb , you are not rushed into deciding what to order , The food is cooked fresh and very good ,...More

1  Thank Garry Andre A
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

Very interesting so many things to see, the history of the place is outstanding and being able to sit and take a drink and get ready to see more really helped next time we will stay longer.

Thank Eddie2foot
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

I went on a trip with the Co-op to Rochdale and we visited this amazing town hall with all its history and magnificence - a really beautiful and interesting place

Thank Stéphanie C
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Beautiful building lovely architecture throughout and stunning stain glass windows. They also have a restaurant which is very reasonable and worth a visit

Thank cherylbrine
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

Rochdale town hall is a real surprise...a jewel of a building. I never imagined that I would be a proud Rochdale girl (I’m from greater good Manchester) but after visiting this amazing piece of history in stone I am a very very proud ‘Rochdale Girl’.

2  Thank Alison R
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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

A wonderful example of a town hall. - architecturally splendid. Has some fun activities for children - we did a wizard academy. Previously we did the promenade productions version of the Jungle book which was excellent and took you round lots of rooms each play...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Visit the Clock Tower Restaurant on a weekly basis for the Veterans’ Breakfast Club. Excellent breakfast at special rate for ex forces, etc. Although this is a special club the food for all is the same. Excellently cooked and efficiently served by lovely staff.

Thank Hilary C
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Ukmumsy
1 May 2018|
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Response from radley4 | Reviewed this property |
We were seated without reservations. And I believe it’s only open for lunch although we were there late afternoon. I don’t recall any obstructions but I can’t be sure.
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Ali E
13 January 2018|
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Response from geldern | Reviewed this property |
The Town Hall tours cost £4.95 but you can walk into the entrance hall and through to the restaurant without cost.
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kaydutton
26 September 2015|
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Response from LukeSettle | Property representative |
Hello Kay, The best place to get information is rochdale.gov.uk/townhall. The cafe menu and opening times are under the 'Dine' section. Thank you.
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