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Tel code: 0161 | code search
Postcode: M30 | code search
Population: 36600
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Birthplace of:
Harold Harwood
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Food Legends:
Eccles Cakes
Folk Customs:
Holcombe Hill Egg Rolling
Preston Gulid
Saddleworth Rush Cart
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Eccles is a suburb of Manchester, to the north of the City tracing its history back to around 1200 and whose Romano British name is taken to simply mean “church” from the Latin “Ecclesia”. Eccles, unlike other Manchester towns, managed to remain reasonably industry free until the latter part of the 18th century and then the canal arrived easing access and helping industry to grow. The area already a thriving silk industry but the climate and canal network soon meant that the mills were given over to cotton production. However Eccles is most famous for its cake – the Eccles Cake was invented here in the late 18th century and even today arguments still rage as to who should be credited with their invention, was it James Birch or was it Elizabeth Raffald? At one time the recipe included rum and brandy and that may account for why the Puritans wanted to ban the sale of them! Today Eccles has the benefit of many local amenities and services which has its attraction for the local residents and whilst the original location of where the first Eccles Cakes were made has now gone it is still worth taking the time to track one down and savour it over a cup of tea or coffee whilst watching the world go by.


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Norwood Hotel (0.44 miles)

Norwood Hotel

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Victorian property, full of character, Quality feel, flat screen TV, ALL ROOMS NON SMOKING, free internet provided,Won ETB Silver Award for high standards for third year running, best breakfast around, ... More

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The Maple Lodge (1.04 miles)

The Maple Lodge

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This AA 4 STAR guest accommodation, friendly atmosphere and personal service will make your stay one to be remembered. We offer Bed and Full English Breakfast seven days a week. ... More | visit website

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Dunkenhalgh Hotel (1.09 miles)

Dunkenhalgh Hotel

Set in 17 acres of Lancashire Parkland, the Dunkenhalgh is a 700 year old building that evokes a bygone age yet has modern facilities. It is ideally located for touring the Ribble Valley. Blackpool and ... More | visit website

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Sparth Manor (1.56 miles)

Sparth Manor
Sparth Manor is a 16th c Grade 2 listed building and still retains some of its original features. We are at the gate way to the Ribble Valey and the Trough of Boland, and Dunsop ... More | visit website
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Sparth House Hotel (1.68 miles)

Sparth House Hotel

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This splendid Georgian house is set in its own wooded grounds on the edge of The Ribble Valley and is within easy reach of the Lake District and the Trough of ... More

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Best Western Higher Trapp Country House Hotel (4.18 miles)

Best Western Higher Trapp Country House Hotel

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Nestled amid over 4 acres of magnificent terraced gardens, this charming country house is beautifully set on the enchanting Pendle Hillside, boasting panoramic views over the Lancashire countryside. Originally built in the ... More

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Foxfields Country Hotel and Suites (4.46 miles)

Foxfields Country Hotel and Suites

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This exclusive all suites hotel is located in the heart of the beautiful Ribble Valley countryside. The hotel features an award winning restaurant and an extremely impressive leisure club. Most ... More

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Petre Lodge Country Hotel (4.58 miles)

Petre Lodge Country Hotel

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Ideally situated in the Village of Langho in the Ribble Valley, an area of outstanding natural beauty, we are close to Blackburn, Clitheroe, Gisburn and the heritage attractions of Whalley ... More

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Mytton Fold Hotel & Golf Complex (4.60 miles)

Mytton Fold Hotel & Golf Complex

Surrounded by some of the most breathtaking scenery in the Uk, Mytton Fold Hotel & Golf Complex offers an oasis of tranquility. Mytton Fold's twenty eight en-suite bedrooms have been designed for your ultimate comfort ... More | visit website


Northcote (4.75 miles)


Northcote, award winning restaurant with rooms, established since 1983 and unlike many establishments today, Northcote manor is not owned and run by a faceless corporation, quite the opposite, co-proprietors, Nigel Haworth and Craig Bancroft, are ... More

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