The 8 Best Things to Do in Ashton-under-Lyne, United Kingdom (UK)

January 25, 2018 Sheron Bogner

Ashton-under-Lyne is a market town in Tameside, Greater Manchester, England. The population was 45,198 at the 2011 census. Historically in Lancashire, it is on the north bank of the River Tame, in the foothills of the Pennines, 6.2 miles (10.0 km) east of Manchester.
Restaurants in Ashton-under-Lyne

1. Portland Basin Museum

Heritage Centre Portland Place, Ashton-under-Lyne OL7 0QA, England +44 161 343 2878
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 370 reviews

Portland Basin Museum

Portland Basin Museum is housed within the restored nineteenth century Ashton Canal Warehouse in Ashton-under-Lyne. The museum combines a lively modern interior with a peaceful canal side setting. It is an exciting family friendly museum, with something for all the family.

Reviewed By sssuuusan2013 - Manchester, United Kingdom

This museum is a great place for young and old. Take a step back in time. Show the children how the older generation lived. There are life like statues a oldie public bar. Old chip shop. Outside toilet. Many more things to see.There is also boats to see on the camel. A lovely little cafe for tea and cake. Its also free admission.

2. Hartshead Pike Tower

Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 9AF, England
Excellent
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4.5 based on 55 reviews

Hartshead Pike Tower

Reviewed By Mike B

For anyone who want to keep fit & pound the Tarmac-,Medium to long distance running - this should be one of their Objective's.
When running along the the road heading out of A-U-L towards the Ashton Barracks towards Moseley. The climb is challenging , but gradually rising to the Ridge above the Golf Course . Then swing left along the Ridge towards the Ancient Pike- in Winter the challenge increases due to Low Cloud base or even Fog - this makes running in the clouds a whole new Meaning.
Then I have run downhill towards Ashton - Oldham road near St Damian's School - here one can cross the busy road towards Daisy Nook or Head towards Oldham &!return to A-U-L one the old road.
A very good route & good warm up.
Try it for a new Challenge & enjoy the Panoramic View.
What are you waiting for - Go for it !!

3. Park Bridge Industrial Hamlet

Park Bridge, Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 8AQ, England +44 161 330 9613
Excellent
61%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 37 reviews

Park Bridge Industrial Hamlet

Reviewed By Helen B - Ashton-under-Lyne, United Kingdom

A little bit of peace whilst Exploring an old industrial area. Cafe was not open last time I visited but hopefully will not be forever. Nearby cafe in garden centre is open and also a cafe serving good bacon muffins and coffee at Daisy Nook visitor centre.

4. Museum of the Manchester Regiment

Ashton Town Hall Market Place, Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 6BZ, England +44 161 342 2254
Excellent
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4.5 based on 15 reviews

Museum of the Manchester Regiment

Reviewed By CorneliusfudgeGM - Manchester, United Kingdom

Situated in Ashton-under-Lyne Town Hall off the market square this is a very interesting little museum. Combine a visit with some shopping in the historic market hall

5. The Skate Station

Unit 2 Boodle Street, Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 8NF, England +44 7854 108636
Excellent
63%
Good
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Satisfactory
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4 based on 35 reviews

The Skate Station

Reviewed By Mlgus2014 - Manchester, United Kingdom

Cost to skate is £6 plus £2 if you need to hire skates. The staff are really nice, I really enjoyed the game of limbo that they put on. Food and drink prices were OK. All the kids were pleasant and helped one and other...MoreThanks for the feedback. I would just like to confirm the cost is £6 including skate hire, £4 if using own suitable skates and free to spectate. Thanks again.

6. Cockfields Farm

Cockfields Farm Lees Road, Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 8AR, England +44 161 331 3322
Excellent
35%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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3.5 based on 188 reviews

Cockfields Farm

Reviewed By milkycreature - Manchester, United Kingdom

This place has rebranded itself and its facilities are yet to catch up with its lofty ambitions. Food overpriced and served in strange cardboard containers, not sure what they have against plates. The outside space is still under construction and very small and the farm itself almost sidelined There are much better places out there and perhaps because I've been to loads of its competitors over the years I'm more aware of how lacking this place is. The price is my main issue and its never a good feeling when you leave a place feeling annoyed rather.

7. Portland Basin

Portland Place Heritage Wharf, Ashton-under-Lyne OL7 0QA, England
Excellent
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Good
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

Portland Basin

Reviewed By Jillian D

A lovely cobbled outdoor area - great on a warm day. Nip over the bridge and enjoy a walk too. There was a lot of reclamation activity going on with people restoring old canal boats and it was interesting to hear about the history and enthusiasm

8. Ashton Market

Bow Street, Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 6BZ, England +44 161 342 3268
Excellent
30%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
12%
Terrible
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3.5 based on 33 reviews

Ashton Market

Reviewed By Mike B - Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

All the old favourites are still there Support your local traders! Fruit 'n' veg, butchers, cheesemongers, fishmongers, haberdashers

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