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Postcode: OL6 | code search
Population: 43700
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Originally known simply as Ashton nestling on the banks of the River Tame it was in medieval times a thriving market town and remained so until the 18th century. This town, like many in the North West of England at this time relied on coal mining lying as it does in the South Lancashire Coal Field. Ashton further developed as a cotton producing town using locally produced coal fired engines instead of steam power in some of their mills. By 1811 there were three canals servicing Ashton and it was around this time that there was some confusion with the number of places called Ashton. In order to differentiate itself from the others it took the name Ashton Under Lyne. Ashton under Lyne and its wealth was secured through to the early 20th century, electric trams were introduced and new schools were built, all signs of a successful growing town. Then cheap imports of cotton started arriving and in turn this virtually destroyed the local industry. Ashton though was determined to adapt and change with plenty of re-building and modernisation of the town. Today Ashton retains strong links with its past, there are around 80 listed buildings in the area. In contrast to the historic is the modern Arcades Shopping Centre and the Ladysmith Shopping Centre, the town also boasts a cinema, theatre, art gallery and two museums as well as a wide range of pubs and clubs.

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Barton Villa (0.88 miles)

Barton Villa

The Barton Villa Guesthouse is conveniently situated 7 miles from Manchester City centre.
The Barton Villa Guest House is situated close all road networks and attractions within the area. Barton Villa offers comfortable accommodation and offers ... More | visit website

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Village Ashton Moss (0.94 miles)

Village Ashton Moss

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Village Ashton near Manchester has 120 top notch bedrooms with great facilities inclusing wide flat screen TV, Ipod docking station , air conditioning and free wifi.It houses a large, state ... More

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Welbeck House Hotel (1.42 miles)

Welbeck House Hotel

Convenient to the motorway network, this small family-owned hotel is approximately 6 miles from central Manchester and 3 miles from the Manchester Velodrome. The hotel is fully central heated, double glazed and has a private car ... More | visit website

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Travelodge Ashton Under Lyne (1.74 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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Mount Guest House (2.02 miles)

Mount Guest House
Mount Guest House offers accommodation in Audenshaw, Manchester, providing excellent modern facilities and warm hospitality. The Mount Guest House is renowned for its professional service, clean rooms, and friendly welcome. Situated in a quiet locale ... More | visit website
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Hotel Smokies Park (2.39 miles)

Hotel Smokies Park

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Offering style, comfort and modern facilities for both business and leisure visitors, this hotel is just minutes from the M60. Best Western Hotel Smokies Park is one of the highest rated 3-star ... More

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Premier Inn Manchester (Denton) (3.32 miles)

Ideally located for access to the M60 and just 8 miles from Manchester city centre. Manchester Old Trafford and the City of Manchester stadiums are a bus ride away and Manchester Trafford Centre is only ... More | visit website
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White Hart Inn (3.67 miles)

White Hart Inn
Charles Brierley has known the White Hart intimately since he was a child: he attended the adjacent Sunday school. Suspecting that there might be more to life than Leviticus, he ventured next door to satisfy ... More | visit website
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Premier Inn Manchester Hyde (3.69 miles)

Located at the end of M67, with excellent transport links to the rest of the Manchester area. This hotel is ideally positioned for a visit to the Peak District, leading directly on to the Trans ... More | visit website
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Citi Place (3.80 miles)

Citi Place

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Budget accommodation ideally located on the outskirts of the city. Just a short journey away from major attractions including the M.E.N. Arena, host to a ... More

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