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Bower Hotel
"Upon arrival staff checking in had no personality. Decor very tired and in need of repair. Room basic, clean but furniture in need of replacement. Breakfast expensive, ..." More

Bower Hotel
"Good Points: we told them how un happy about the lack of facilities they tried to find us alternative accomadation Bad Points: did not actually stay at the hotel when ..." More

White Hart Inn
"quite disappointed at the end of a great night at your Hotel. Cleaner came into our room without knocking and my Daughter and her Partner were in a compromising position. Booking was ..." More

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Eric Sykes, Dora Bryan, Bernard Cribbins, Cannon and Ball, Syd Little (of Little and Large), Philip Schofield, Anne Kirkbride Michael Atherton, David Platt, Paul Scholes all come from this place that lies just north of Manchester and was originally famed for being the centre of the textile industry. Oldham is today made up of the boroughs of Chadderton, Crompton, Failsworth, Lees, Royton and Saddleworth all of which contributed to the flourishing textile industry of the 18th century. The town can trace its roots back to the 11th century and with few natural resources Oldham was to remain so until the Industrial Revolution. What Oldham did have was high humidity and reserves of coal. It was these assets that encouraged the development of the mills and cotton that was to dramatically change the fortunes of this North West town. The engineers of the time created the canals, railways and roads which made Oldham central to the cotton industry on both sides of the Pennines. In 1887 Oldham alone was responsible for 13% of the world’s production of cotton, Oldham was recognised as the greatest cotton spinning town in the world. Together with the growth in mill building came a demand for more steam engines and engineering in Oldham became an important industry in its own right. The industry continues today but on a much lesser scale, the mid to late 20th century saw a decline in cotton production as the industry moved abroad. This left Oldham with a rich Victorian architecture that is still in evidence today. Despite a reputation for being mainly an industrial area Oldham has at its centre Alexandra Park built in 1865 and covering some 70 acres with boating lake and a pagoda built as an observatory in 1899. There is also the recently opened Gallery Oldham one of the most progressive galleries in the North West with an impressive collection including works by Constable, Turner and Lowry.

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Association

British Hat Guild
British Narrow Fabrics Association

Attraction

Saddleworth Museum and Art Gallery

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Club

Liquid & Envy
Livingstones

Dentist

Noble & Noble
Oasis Dental Surgery
Pritchard & Associate
The Tooth Place

Doctor

Chowdhury Practice
Donald Wilde Medical Centre
Marjory Lees Health Centre
Moorside Medical Centre
St Mary's Medical Centre

Golf Club

Saddleworth Golf Club

Werneth Golf Club

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Market

Tommyfeild Street Market
Tommyfield Market

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Grains Bar Farm Hotel
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Restaurant

Black Ladd
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Toby Carvery
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Solicitor

Pearson Hinchliffe

Taxi

Britannia Cars

Theatre

Grange Arts Centre
Oldham
Oldham Coliseum Theatre

Vet

The Vets

Sports Clubs

Chadderton (Amateur Football)
Delph and Dobcross CC (Cricket)
Dovestone Sailing Club (Sailing)
Heyside Cricket Club (Cricket)
Mossley CRT (Cycling)
Oldham & Royton Harriers & AC (Athletics)
Oldham Athletic Football Club (Football)
Oldham RUFC (Rugby Union)
Oldham Town (Amateur Football)
Saddleworth CC (Cricket)

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Debenhams
Heavens Sent
Fourseasons Florist
Boots
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Rymans
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Brush Strokes
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PC World
Wickes
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Gamestation
B&Q
Specsavers
Disney Store
T K Maxx
Cake Heaven
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Places to Stay near Oldham

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Travelodge Oldham Manchester Street (0.58 miles)

If you're looking for great value accommodation close to Manchester city centre and the attractions of its surrounding area, the Travelodge Oldham Manchester Street is a great choice. This Travelodge is located just 6 miles ... More | visit website

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Premier Inn Oldham Central (1.07 miles)

Premier Inn Oldham Central
Within easy reach of the M62 and M60, next to Boundary Park football ground. For shops and local amenities Oldham town centre is 2 miles away or there is a retail park within walking distance. ... More | visit website
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Travelodge Oldham Chadderton Hotel (1.48 miles)

Set in a peaceful spot just outside the town centre, the Oldham Chadderton Hotel is the perfect option for families looking for a quiet place from which to base their stay. This is one of ... More | visit website
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Travelodge Oldham (1.97 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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Hotel Smokies Park (2.15 miles)

Hotel Smokies Park

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Offering style, comfort and modern facilities for both business and leisure visitors, this hotel is just minutes from the M60. Best Western Hotel Smokies Park is one of the highest rated 3-star ... More

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The Bower (2.16 miles)

The Bower

The Bower is ideally located for business and leisure in and around Manchester city center. The hotel is only 4 miles from the city centre, 15 minutes from the airport and easily located from J21 ... More | visit website

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Bower Hotel (2.16 miles)

Bower Hotel

Built in the Victorian era by one the area's most famous families, the Swallow Bower Hotel is well located for exploring the region's towns and countryside. Over the years the hotel's original character has been ... More | visit website

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Premier Inn Oldham (Broadway) (2.26 miles)

Premier Inn Oldham (Broadway)
Ideally located within easy reach of the M60 and just half a mile from Moston train station. For shops and local amenities Oldham town centre is only 7 miles away. Near to Manchester City football ... More | visit website
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Oak House BB (2.65 miles)

Oak House BB

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Situated in the centre of Shaw, a small town on the outskirts of Oldham, this detached, stone house provides comfortable accommodation within easy reach of all local amenities. Lying on the River ... More

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White Hart Inn (3.16 miles)

White Hart Inn
Charles Brierley has known the White Hart intimately since he was a child: he attended the adjacent Sunday school. Suspecting that there might be more to life than Leviticus, he ventured next door to satisfy ... More | visit website

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