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Rochdale is a great little town which is situated in the foothills of the Penine hills in Greater Manchester, just over 5 miles North-West of Oldham.
In the 19th Century, Rochdale became a major mill town and centre for textile manufacture during the Industrial Revolution. The Rochdale Canal—one of the major navigable broad canals of the United Kingdom—was a highway of commerce during this time used for the haulage of cotton, wool, coal to and from the area.
Rochdale is a great place to visit for many reasons, it has lots of places of historic interest, parks and gardens and some lovely museums to boot.