Oldham Travel Guide

  • The Morning Star
    The Morning Star
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    Town Hall - Oldham
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  • Lovely looking fish stall in the outdoor market
    Lovely looking fish stall in the outdoor...
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Oldham Things to Do

  • Alexandra Park

    Oldham suffered under the Lancashire Cotton Famine of 1861-1865 when supplies of raw cotton from the United States were cut off. Oldham suffered huge unemployment as most of its jobs were in the Cotton Industry. By 1863 a committee had been formed and with a loan from central government, land at Swine Clough was purchased and the unemployed cotton...

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  • OLDHAM'S CENOTAPH

    The Oldham war memorial was commissioned by the Oldham war memorial committee in 1919 as a dedication to the brave men who lost their lives in World War I. It was built by Albert Toft and was unveiled on the 28th April 1923 by General Sir Ian Hamilton in front of a 10,000 crowd.Through a window in the monument is a roll of honour of soldiers who...

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  • THE OLD TOWN HALL

    Oldham’s old town hall was built in 1841 and is a grade II listed building. Winston Churchill made his acceptance speech from the steps of the Town hall in 1900 when he was elected as a Conservative MP.The building has stood empty since the mid 1980’s. It is in a bad condition with structuraldamage due to neglect but as a graded building it cannot

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  • OLDHAM PARISH CHURCH

    There has been a church on this site since 1280.The present church was built in 1830. It was designed by Richard Lane from Manchester and is a grade II listed building.

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  • QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL

    The Queen Elizabeth hall is a dance venue in the centre of Oldham. It hold regular tea dances and beer festivals as well as occasional concerts.The hall holds 1,500 people and has a box office and cloakroom facilities.Conference and meeting halls are available as well as space for family events.

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  • Hartshead Pike

    Hartshead pike serves as a focal point in the Oldham and Ashton landscape, Many people will go for a walk up to the pike or just drive up and sit and look at the view, The pike is visible from miles around with unbroken views across 4 counties and has been a beacon hill through antiquity.Before the Romans the local tribes lit fires here to...

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Oldham Hotels

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Oldham Restaurants

  • Lovely Lunch!

    Before I went to see a play at the Oldham Coliseum I had lunch at The Squire Knott, a Wetherspoons Pub. I've been to Wetherspoons pubs before so I expected a similar fayre as far as food and drink were concerned. The pub/restaurant had little artificial lighting thus reflecting a dark, traditional but cosy feel to the place. The food was reasonably...

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  • the best ,well put spice in your life ;

    welcome with a smile, very friendly, ex dec, relaxing music feel at home above all delic food and prize ex value ,,dnt get push out very careing ..so tidy n smart restaurant very clean 5 star rated by oldham council ,,,always feel welcome. starter , chicken chat .....main lamb tikka tawa ...its a sizzing curry in jalfrizi style you could have it...

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  • Lovely Food

    We went to the Printers Arms with my Mum and Dad before heading to Bergamo for EurMeet 2012. My mum had been a few times because they do a great Pensioners Meal offer.I had a lovely Steak and Ale pie with big home made chips and some veg. It was lovely!I would certainly like to eat there again,Food Served From Monday to Saturday 12.00pm till...

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  • Great Pub

    The Church Inn at Chadderton Fold is a great pub that serves some really good food at great prices. It is certainly worth a visit

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  • I'M LOVING IT

    Always a favourite for me, I sometimes just pop in for a banana milkshake......delicious most of it really.

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  • NEXT TO THE BUS STATION

    This Costa coffee shop is right next to the town bus station. It was very busy as it was built onto a hospital A LATTE TAKE AWAY, I drank it on the bus whilst driving through the tranquil Saddleworth moor.

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Oldham Nightlife

  • Taking in a local production

    I went to see a wonderful production, Close the Coalhouse Door, at the Oldham Coliseum in July 2014. You can read my forthcoming review here. Oldham Coliseum was established in 1885 and was originally known as a music hall which drew the stars to perform. The theatre closed in the 1930s when it became a cinema and then in 1938 it was reopened and...

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  • The Best Pub. Ever.

    Football? Check. Live bands and singers? Check. Man Vs Food challenge? Check. Slimming world food? Check. Home Made Food? check. Amazing days for kids with funny characters visiting? check. Great beer garden with playground? Check.The Colliers Arms on Old Lane in Chadderton is by far the best pub for miles. I have had some lovely afternoons sat...

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  • A lovely pub

    The Squire Knott is situated in the Heart of Oldham. It belongs to the JD Wetherspoon Chain of pubs which are renowned for their resonably priced drinks and food. The Squire Knott is a Lloyds No1 venue which means they have music videos playing in the background (other Wetherspoon pubs don't have any type of music).The thing I liked most about this...

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Oldham Transportation

  • Oldham Mumps Tram Station

    When I arrived in Rochdale I got the East Disbury Tram to Oldham Mumps from Rochdale Railway Station. The journey took approximately 20 minutes and cost me 2.90 gbp for a Off Peak Day Return.The tram stop is a short walk to the Oldham Coliseum where I went. You must buy a ticket before boarding the train - ensure you bring a credit/debit card with...

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  • CHEAPSIDE BUS STATION

    This smart station opened in January 2001. It won two awards within two years of opening.The bus station has buses from first, stagecoach, national express and a couple of other small operators.The journey to Oldham from Huddersfield is very pleasant. It runs from Huddersfield to Manchester passing through Saddleworth moor.The 184 service runs...

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  • Local Buses or 'Buzzes' as we know them...

    If you dont have access to the car most people rely on the local bus or the 'buzz' as us local's like to call them.. - plenty of them and so you wont get stuck around Oldham unless your out in the sticks and even then you shouldn't have to wait that long.Failing that the train network is also pretty good especially getting from Oldham to city...

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Oldham Shopping

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  • A SHOPPING MALL

    Spindles shopping centre is a large retail centre in the heart of Oldham.There are plenty of shops under one roof such as Next, River island, H and M, Top man, Debenhams, Poundworld and Waterstones.There are also café’s such as Costa Coffee, Greggs and Subway.Two car parks holding 1,370 carsOPENING HOURSMonday - Saturday9am - 5.30pmSunday & Bank...

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  • EVERYTHING UNDER ONE ROOF

    A really nice market, it reminded me of what Leeds market used to be like before the council put up the rents and forced many stalls to close.Everything under one roof such as clothes, food, household items, toys and pet supplies.VERY CLEAN AND TIDY everything and anything. markets are not as cheap as they used to be but there are still bargains...

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  • Warm up that credit card ooh-er!

    Like many towns and cities Oldham has an all enclosed shopping centre called 'The Spindles and this is similar if on a smaller basis to many centres around the UK or 'Malls' that you might find in the U.S.The Spindles is clean, safe, and you can purchase most things under its roof.The spindles is also linked to The Town Square shopping centre but...

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Oldham Local Customs

  • Black Pudding

    Black Pudding is and has always been popular around Lancashire. I love it with a Hot Mustard.Black pudding has an interesting history with many people thinking that it is just a Lancashire thing but it isn't. Black pudding as it is made in Lancashire is a blend of onions, pork fat, Pigs Blood, oatmeal and flavourings. while looking up info for this...

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  • Oldham Carnival

    Although Oldham has a long tradition of Carnivals, the current Annual Oldham Carnival started life around 1900 to create "welcomed respite from the tedium of everyday life". The carnival is held mid-to-late summer and aims to raise money for various charities. It often featured people of local importance, brass, jazz and military bands, a Carnival...

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  • Meat and Potatoe Pie

    1lb shin beef, cut into small pieces shortcrust pastry1 large onion, cut up salt and pepper2lb potatoes InstructionsSimmer the beef, onion and seasoning in water for 1 and a half hours until tender. Strain, reserving the stock. Boil the potatoes, cut into chunks, add to the meat. Put into a pie dish, add a little stock, then cover with fairly...

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Oldham Warnings and Dangers

  • The night time can be a bit rough

    Be warned, the town center can get a little rough at night, with people getting attacked outside the bars and clubs on Union Street and Yorkshire Street. It can also be intimidating for people moving from resteraunts to the Colisseum Theatre, expecially the elderly.

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  • Yorkshire Street aka Wildwest

    The premier pub/club street in Oldham has been hugely improved in recent years. Taxi marshalls and police have made it much safer. But keep your guard up. Many people have been attacked or even raped in this street, its bars and the backstreets surrounding.

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  • Racial Segregation

    Despite the police saying otherwise, there are areas to avoid depending on your race.Whites would find it dangerous to go to Glodwick, Werneth and Coldhurst at night (and sometimes in the day)Asians might want to avoid Limeside and Fitton Hill estates.Oldham council, one big joke. They decided to have these racial areas in the 60's and 70's. Now...

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Oldham What to Pack

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    by carlrea Written Jan 18, 2005

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    Luggage and bags: A decent rucksack for them hills.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: I would definitely some sort of waterproof jacket as it does tend to rain a lot in Oldham!
    and a decent pair of boots if you intend on going hiking up Saddleworth

    you need these is you are going hiking

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Oldham Sports & Outdoors

  • Football

    Once in the Premiership, Oldham (The Latics) have fallen from grace.With a stadium only holding 13,000 people, they often get crowds of under 7000. The people of Oldham fail to back any of their sports teams.The rugby team have been bankrupt 2 times and now play outside of the town.The football team currently play in League 1 of the Football...

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  • Oldham Athletic

    Name Oldham Athletic Nickname The Latics Stadium Boundary Park League Play In Football League 1 Honours Home Kit Blue shirt and shorts, white socks Away Kit Black shirt and socks.I went to watch Oldham play Villa in the old Second Division, I can`t remember anything about the match though. To watch the match the only...

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  • Oldham Hotels

    11 Hotels in Oldham

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Oldham Favorites

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    by Myfanwe Written Nov 8, 2009

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    Favorite thing: The Centre of Oldham provides a great shopping experience with many high street and independent shops scattered generously around the town. There is a pedestrianised shopping street, two indoor shopping arcades not to mention the great indoor and outdoor markets which have wonderful stalls selling fresh locally produced foods.

    I'm sure the shops here get very busy on the weekends but when I visited (on a Monday) there was a lovely laid back feeling to the town.

    Fondest memory: The Street entertainment - the Theme tune from Titanic will never be the same again!

    Indoor shopping Great shopping arcades Indoor Market Lovely looking fish stall in the outdoor market

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