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Rochdale Town Hall

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Beautiful building

This building is a crowning light in Rochdale. Very beautiful architecture and if you manage to get... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Iain O
Oldham, United Kingdom
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An amazing place.

I left Rochdale many years ago but called into Town Hall to pick up my mother in law from a carers... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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...more
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Town Hall The Esplanade, Rochdale OL16 1AZ, England
+44 1706 924797
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This building is a crowning light in Rochdale. Very beautiful architecture and if you manage to get to look around inside, it is amazing to see the original beauty of the town hall. They are going to be doing restoration work in the future which...More

Thank Iain O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I left Rochdale many years ago but called into Town Hall to pick up my mother in law from a carers meeting there. The staff look after them wonderfully and I was so impressed that I booked a tour the next month. Fascinating tour with...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2018

This is a magnificent building and with Manchester Town Hall closed for years we came here for the 2.5 hour tour. At £7.50 each it's a real bargain. The guide pitched his information perfectly and answered endless questions from the 25 or so in the...More

Thank Foodange
Reviewed 12 September 2018

Amazing town hall. Good tours available. Beautiful interior. Great restaurant. A hidden gem as they say and if you want to be sure of a table you need to book. Table service with good staff.

Thank Carol M
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Inside and out, truly a magnificent building. It looks like the cafe/restaurant on the ground floor is also of great design.

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Reviewed 1 September 2018

We came here one day for afternoon tea. The restaurant was beautiful and the service and food were great.

Thank Andrea D
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

I got married hear and iv got to say the staff were amazing from.start to finish the room.was lovley beautifully in fact and so glad I picked this place to get married made the day that little bot better due to the beautifull place

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Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Came here for afternoon tea, it was lovely. The service was brilliant, the food was delicious. Great price. Excellent to see something in the town centre to be modern and nice. Would highly recommend for a civilised dinner.

Thank Tabitha R
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Took part in the 'short guided tour' today with my 7 & 10 year old. Having lived in Rochdale for the majority of my life, and attended the Town Hall for various events, it was eye opening to hear some of the facts about the...More

Thank Flyer1288
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Rochdale in bloom this summer is incredible. The town hall is the centrepiece of a stunning town centre. Everything is so well maintained and, of course, the natives are very friendly. The old post office, now a posh pub, is a wonderful place to sit...More

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1 May 2018|
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.
13 January 2018|
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.
25 September 2015|
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.