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Places to Visit - Ashton under Lyne

This page lists places of interest in and around Ashton under Lyne. Click the links to find out more.

Portland Basin Museum

Portland Basin Museum

The former canal warehouse now hosts a re-creation of life in earlier times as well as exhibitions reflecting the industrial history of Tameside. Find out more about this fascinating museum.

Museum of the Manchesters

Museum of the Manchesters

This museum is housed within Ashton Town Hall and is devoted to the Manchester Regiment, which had been based in Ashton's Ladysmith Barracks. Find out more about this regimental museum.

St Michael's Parish Church

St Michael's Parish Church

With a history going back to before the Domesday Book, parts of the present church are 600 years old. The church boasts fine stained glass windows. Find out more about Ashton's historic Parish Church.

Park Bridge

Park Bridge

Once a bustling industrial valley, the iron works, coal mines and railway viaduct have gone and the area around Park Bridge is now a tranquil backwater with an interesting Visitor Centre. Find out more about this unusual area of industrial relics.

Ashton's Canals

Ashton's Canals

Ashton is a hub of the area's canals, with three canals radiating out to Manchester, Yorkshire and Derbyshire. Find out more about the town's historic canals.

Art Gallery

Art Gallery

Situated in the Central Library building in Old Street, the Art Gallery hosts visiting collections changing every month or so. In the same building is the Local Studies Library and Archives Centre.

Stamford Park

Stamford Park

A splendid park between Ashton and Stalybridge. It includes a boating lake, paddling pool, large play area and animals. Find out more about this extensive public park.

Daisy Nook Country Park

Daisy Nook Country Park

The remains of the canals of the Medlock Valley provide water features in this oasis of nature between Ashton and Oldham. Find out more...

Hartshead Pike

Hartshead Pike

The most prominent landmark in the area, Hartshead Pike is a favourite destination for walkers and offers views over several counties. Find out more about this ancient location.

Ashton Market

Ashton Market

Ashton has had a market for over 700 years. Today's indoor and outdoor markets are a popular feature of the town for residents and visitors. Find out more about the town's markets.

Mossley Industrial Heritage Centre

Mossley Industrial Heritage Centre

A small Heritage Centre situated at the rear of Longlands Mill, Queen Street, Mossley. Looks at life of local wool and cotton workers and the development of the town. Find out more about this small but unusual resource. (external link)

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