Monday Movies at the Arena

Monday Movies at the Arena

Monday Movies are coming to Middleton Arena - starting 14 April with Thor: The Dark World

Jason Manford - First World Problems

Jason Manford - First World Problems

"What Manford does best ... classic, chirpy-chappie stand-up." Guardian

What's Your Adventure

What's Your Adventure

Sailing, Windsurfing, Kayaking, Canoeing, Mountain Biking, Climbing, Powerboating or Archery.



activ8teme is an exciting programme of sports activities for adults – of all ages and abilities

Fitness membership

Fitness membership

Gym, Swim, Class - we've got something for everyone! Memberships from only £19.50 per month. Join now.

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Set beneath hills and wild moorland at the edge of the Pennines, the borough's beautiful landscape is dissected by tranquil waterways and lakes where you can explore a world of adventure. There's an absorbing heritage to discover too.

What's On at Touchstones Rochdale

Exhibitions at Touchstones Rochdale

Bloom - Heritage Gallery - 16 February 2013 - Spring 2014
Landscapes of the Mind
- 1 March - 31 May 2014
Talking Heads - 24 May 2014 - 18 April 2015
Four Seasons on One Day 22 March 2014 - 7 March 2015
Bureau: In Conversation - 5 April - 14 June 2014
Yan Preston: He - River Together - 5 April - 14 June 2014
Art Makes Children Powerful - 7 June - 23 August 2014
People's Art 2014 - 5 July - 6 September 2014
Natalie Giannikitzakis: Act Naturally - 30 August - 8 November 2014

Tour de France

On Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 July 2014 Le Tour de France will be visiting the area. The Tour will travel through Rochdale Borough on Sunday 6 July. The route will pass through Rochdale at Blackstone Edge turning left from Turvin Road (B6138) onto Rochdale Road (A58).

Rochdale Visitor Centre can help you discover for yourself the unique charms of the borough. Located in Touchstones Rochdale the Visitor Information Centre is part of the national network of centres approved by Visit Britain.

Friendly, knowledgeable staff at the centre will be happy to advise you on things to do and see, how to get about and where to stay.

Opening hours:

Tuesday to Saturday 10am-5pm
Bank Holiday Fridays 12noon-4.30pm

More about Touchstones Rochdale and how to get there

What's On at Touchstones Rochdale

What to see 

Services available include:

  • Accommodation bookings, local and nationwide  with a free 'Book-a-bed-ahead' service which allows accommodation bookings 24 hours in advance in other towns and cities.
  • Local area information on family friendly activities, heritage attractions, walking, cycling and countryside events, shopping and eating out.
  • Visitor guides and holiday information across the UK
  • Tickets for local theatre productions and local events. 
  • Group Travel - Visitor Information can help you decide which attractions to visit, make the bookings for you, arrange coach parking for your visit to Rochdale town centre and suggest places to eat and drink. For more infomation visit our.

The centre is also the starting point for the Rochdale Heritage Trail. Pick up a leaflet and discover the fascinating built heritage of Rochdale town centre.

pdfRochdale Heritage-Trail

pdfRochdale Blue Plaques

pdfRochdale Blue Plaques Map

pdfGuided Walks & Tours in the Borough of Rochdale 2014

Take a virtual tour around Rochdale Town Hall.

Other facilities at Touchstones Rochdale include: 

Cafe Life

Cafe Life opened to the public on Wednesday 29 January 2014 and is operated by Pure Innovations.


The shop at Touchstones Rochdale stocks local history publications and maps, local souvenirs and postcards, local crafts and jewellery, unique gifts, children's pocket money toys and much more.

Free Internet Access

Come along and surf the net with free Internet access available to visitors.

Visit Rochdale

The Borough of Rochdale has a selection of accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets, whether you prefer a large hotel in the centre of a town to a cosy B&B. Alternatively if you love the great outdoors the area has some excellent campsites to choose from.

For accommodation details and other sites of interest please visit the links below:

Bed & Breakfast

  • Fernhill Fernhill Lane, Rochdale OL12 6BW

Countryside Accomodation


Guest Houses


  • Hunters Rest 66 Syke Road, Syke, Rochdale OL12 9TD
  • The Rake Blackstone Edge Old Road, Littleborough, Rochdale OL15 0JX

Self Catering

Travel Accomodation