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Rochdale Town Hall

Town Hall The Esplanade, Rochdale OL16 1AZ, England
+44 1706 924797
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Super building

First visit to Rochdale and the town hall is the crowning glory. This is a super building both... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
IAN O
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Wigan, United Kingdom
Very nice setting and good food.

Went for my birthday treat and was pleasantly surprised at how lovely the setting was and how good... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
keira103
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Bury, United Kingdom
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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 tours take place on the first Monday of each month at 2.15pm and last about 2 hours. Short tours take place every Wednesday at 2.15pm and lasts 1 hour.
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Town Hall The Esplanade, Rochdale OL16 1AZ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First visit to Rochdale and the town hall is the crowning glory. This is a super building both inside and out. A great gothic building which a magnificent interior.

Thank IAN O
charlotte P, Manager at Rochdale Town Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Ian, Thank you for your lovely feedback! We hope to see you again very soon. Best Wishes Rochdale Town Hall

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for my birthday treat and was pleasantly surprised at how lovely the setting was and how good the food was. Would definitely recommend.

Thank keira103
charlotte P, Manager at Rochdale Town Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your kinds words and the time you took to share them with us. It is great to hear, that you have enjoyed your birthday treat with us.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were invited to join friends on a group booking for this tour and were very pleased indeed to have been included. The Town Hall is a magnificent building in beautiful order and our guide was a mine of fascinating facts and anecdotes. The tour...More

Thank geldern
charlotte P, Manager at Rochdale Town Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your kinds words and the time you took to share them with us. It is great to hear, that you enjoyed the group tour and your visit to the Clock Tower Dining Room. We hope to see you again very soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a Rochdale resident, and although I was aware of the Town Hall as a historic building, it was only when my daughter got married there three years ago and I saw some of the interior that I learned what a fabulous building this...More

Thank Dave S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My Home Town's Architectural Centrepiece, a splendid Victorian Construction, is interesting enough even without a guided tour, but if you do take the opportunity to go on one, it is a real eye-opener. The Local Town Hall, sited on the grandly named 'Esplanade', is quite...More

Thank APCMann
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Im not sure if they do tours but from the outside this building is a nfantastic example of neo- gothic architecture and the areas around are beautifully kept and well landscaped, I cant say the same for the rest of Rochdale which is run down...More

Thank landymanManchester
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We had a very interesting tour of the town hall including the council chamber, mayoral lounge, etc. Afterwards we had a delightful lunch in the restaurant.

Thank Charnocktraveller
Reviewed 19 September 2017

This building makes a serious statement - it is very impressive. The Victorians really knew how to design and construct fantastic buildings on a grand scale. take a moment to focus on the stone work, its really impressive.

Thank Patrick H
Reviewed 16 September 2017

This late Victorian town hall has outstanding detailing particularly in the stained glass windows in the Great Hall on the first floor. The grand stone staircase leading to the hall is also spectacular while the mayoral chamber is worth a look. We did the short...More

Thank Grant B
Reviewed 13 September 2017

You can see what this was earmarked by the third Reich as a regional town hall. A really interesting and educational tour.

Thank Harry A
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kaydutton
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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.
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