Shopping and Dining
Old Town shopping area
Penny Meadow, Ashton
Buses 348 and 350 will take you there
Ashton’s ‘Old Town’ is a popular area where a collection of small independent retailers offer a huge range of authentic gift ideas and tailored services always with a smile. The ‘Old Town’ is an interesting criss-cross of streets and avenues which were developed during Victorian times.
Rochdale Exchange Shopping Centre
Yorkshire Street, Rochdale (alight at bus station)
Buses 6, 58 and 409 will take you there
This shopping centre is home to large brands such as Boots, B & M, River Island, Thomas Cook and H Samuel. The shopping centre is open 7 days a week. Pop down and see if you can bag a bargain.
Spinning Gate Shopping Centre
Ellesmere St, Leigh (alight at bus station)
Vantage buses will take you there
Being the centre for shopping in Leigh, the shopping centre is conveniently located close to the bus station. With 39 shops there is a huge range of fashion and great choice of food, gifts and everyday essentials – all at great prices. There’s something for everyone at the Spinning Gate Shopping Centre.
Great Northern Warehouse
The Great Northern is a converted entertainment centre built by the Great Northern Railway between 1896-1899. What was once a 3-way railway goods exchange station is now a hub of shops, restaurants and more. There’s an Odeon cinema and All Star Lanes Bowling Alley, so if the weather isn’t great, this is a must!
Buses 59, 81, 83, 84, X84, 180, 181 & 182 will take you there
Manchester Arndale sits in the heart of Manchester city centre and is the largest inner-city shopping centre in the UK, attracting over 40 million shoppers each year. The centre has over 200 retailers and, with fashion and beauty stores making up over half of it. Manchester Arndale has several flagship stores, including the largest Next in the UK and Ireland, the UK’s second-largest Topshop / Topman, and concept stores from JD Sports and Superdry. It’s not all about fashion and beauty though, there’s also a range of big international brands like Apple, Nespresso, Disney, LEGO and Lindt.