Oldham is a metropolitan borough made up of Chadderton, Shaw and Crompton, Failsworth, Lees, Royton, and Saddleworth. Being another area of industrial heritage, some of the Mills still stand strong as do the red brick terraces which formed the Mill workers local and convenient place of residence.
There’s a stunning mix of the old and new at Oldham. Enjoy the country fresh air and panoramic views of Oldham’s Victorian history at Saddleworth, and explore the Peak District National Park with its miles and miles of uninterrupted countryside.
The actively inclined will love everything Oldham has to offer. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along one of Oldham’s two canal paths, or hike the hills of Pennine Way. Get out the mountain bike, or jump on a horse to venture a little further afield and discover picturesque hidden reservoirs and hillside quarries.
All of your shopping needs and more are taken care of at Oldham Centre, with over 80 retailers, this is one of the North West’s largest shopping centres. For something a little more off-brand there are even more shopping opportunities at the dozens of independent retailers populating George Street and Yorkshire Street. Bargain hunters can satisfy their craving for great deals at the Tommyfield Market, or the Saddleworth Farmers Market.
Chadderton provides heaps of old time charm while catering for modern comfort. Pubs, restaurants, schools, doctors and dental surgeries ensure you have all the required amenities, while avoiding the hustle and bustle of city life. A canal system ensures a good influx of sightseeing tourists, and an excellent road network provides access to the UK network with the A627 leading to the Trans Pennine M62.
“Pubs, restaurants, schools, doctors and dental surgeries ensure you have all the required amenities…”
Lying on the River Beal and on the foothills of the South Pennines, Shaw and Crompton is an area where plenty of value can be found. Surrounded by the countryside of Crompton Moor, Shaw contains a mix of modern and period properties with one of the most exclusive areas being Harden Hills.
Like many areas in this region, Failsworth is renowned for its industrial heritage. The property types vary in the area from detached and semi-detached, to period and terraced properties. Transport links in Failsworth are great, being surrounded by the orbital M60 ring road, as well as Oldham Road providing convenient links to both Manchester and Oldham.
Lees, lying just east of the river Medlock, is the gateway to Oldham and West Yorkshire and provides easy access to the A669 with frequent bus services.
Next to Lees is Moorside which is an area that provides an eclectic mix of contemporary and period properties, combined with fantastic views over the moors.
Royton, home of the first powered cotton mill, is a place of old-world charm. Frequent buses do regular runs to Greater Manchester and access to the A671 provides easy access to the north.
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