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Rochdale Town Hall

Town Hall The Esplanade, Rochdale OL16 1AZ, England
+44 1706 924797
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Family get together

We took our brother and his wife { on holiday from OZ } , the sevice is second to none , the decor... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Garry Andre A
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Bacup, United Kingdom
Brilliant

Very interesting so many things to see, the history of the place is outstanding and being able to... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2018
Eddie2foot
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Manchester, 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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“clock tower” (14 reviews)
“guided tour” (8 reviews)
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Town Hall The Esplanade, Rochdale OL16 1AZ, England
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+44 1706 924797
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"beautiful building"
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"clock tower"
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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 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 2 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

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Reviewed 29 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

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Reviewed 11 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’.

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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

Thank Andrea76ander
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Reviewed 11 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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Reviewed 11 March 2018

First time visit for me and I will definitely be going again - thought we were just going to have afternoon tea but lovely meals were on the menu too. Excellent

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Reviewed 11 February 2018 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😳😳).

Thank Woody089
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

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 7 February 2018

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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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
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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