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Rochdale Town Hall

Town Hall The Esplanade, Rochdale OL16 1AZ, England
+44 1706 924797
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Gin society

Visited the town hall on Saturday night 10th February for a gin society night. We were really... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Woody089
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Rochdale Town Hall Tour - Well worth a visit

Our guide Robert Macmillan took us on a very informative tour of this great Victorian building.I... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Scouser01
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Manchester
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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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Town Hall The Esplanade, Rochdale OL16 1AZ, England
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"nice town"
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"committee room"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the town hall on Saturday night 10th February for a gin society night. We were really impressed with the venue the hall is beautiful (the gin wasn't too bad either😳😳).

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our guide Robert Macmillan took us on a very informative tour of this great Victorian building.I particularly enjoyed the Great Hall. another interesting feature is the stain glass windows around the staircase.These tell a story on how the textile towns traded with cities, ports and...More

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charlotte P, Manager at Rochdale Town Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words and the time you've taken to share them with us. It is great to hear, that you have enjoyed and found the tour so educational! I will make sure your comments are passed on to our tour guides. We...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great tour with a very informative guide who really knew his stuff amazing building with lots of history. Well worth the visit , highly recommended .

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a wonderful building, one of the best town halls anywhere, over the years I've attended meetings here, photographed weddings here

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While staying with a friend in Rochdale, she suggested we visit the town hall. Was expecting pretty standard government stuff but found a really beautiful architectural gem. Made for a lovely wander and we had lunch in the dining hall. You come from a rather...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Most interesting visit to Rochdales Jewel in the crown. Learned lots about the building, and saw rooms not usually open to the public.

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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Visited for a leaving lunch, group of 8 people. The restaurant looked lovely, there was a few tables but not overly busy. Booked at 12.45, ordered at 1, by 1.40 we still hadn’t received food! In future we’ll pre order to see if this speeds...More

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

We went on a tour of the great old hall and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. It's breathtaking how beautiful it is inside and out!

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charlotte P, Manager at Rochdale Town Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words and the time you took to share them with us. It is great to hear, that you have enjoyed the building just as much as us. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

You must visit this building and if you can see the magnificent stairs, look in the main room you will not be disappointed.

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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

I have visited the clock tower with my partner a couple of times and also once with some friends and it’s safe to say today will be my last, we returned as we like to give places a chance and the benefit of the doubt,...More

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charlotte P, Manager at Rochdale Town Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am so sorry about the experience you had yesterday at the Clock Tower Dining Room. I was very disappointed to read of your experience during your visit with us. The level of service and quality is certainly not acceptable and will be addressed. I...More

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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
25 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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