What to do and see in Ashton-under-Lyne?

Ashton-under-Lyne has a population of well over forty thousand. It is a commercial town in the Metropolitan Borough of Tameside. It was a part of Lancashire, and it is located on the northern bank of the River Tame. It is near Manchester centre.

Ashton town centre

Ashton town centre is the largest in Tameside. It was built in the Victorian era and only first constructions have endured. This section of town is secured by Tameside Council as a conservation place. It has open market place which was set up in the medieval era. It is open 6 days a week. Ranch market is the largest in the area and it is open for weekends. Ashton Market Hall is an additional monument you can see here.

Ashton Arcades shopping plaza

Ashton Arcades shopping plaza started in 1995 and it is one of the leading worldwide. It has a golf course in its very first stages, and it is located near Ashton hospital. IKEA has its shopping mall here too, among the tallest in England.

St. Michael's Church

St. Michael’s Church is a Grade I Listed Building. It is one of over one hundred surviving ancient structures in the North West. The congregation dates since 13th century and it was remodelled in 15 th century. It interests many tourists and if you like this sort of buildings, don’t miss it

Portland Basin distribution centre

After the Ashton Canal was closed Portland Basin distribution center become a museum. First piece of the Heritage Center and Museum opened on the first carpet of the warehouse. The renovation of structure was finished in 1999. It has displays of social, modern, as well as political history. It has been used a couple of times as a shooting location for film creation.

Ashton Town Hall

Ashton Town Hall dates from 1840 when it was opened up. It has fascinating structures from old times. It has function of governing purposes as well as administrative location. It is a Grade II listed structure. When the Ashton-under-Lyne lost its metropolitan district, this hall ended up being Museum of the Manchester Regiment. The gallery shows antiques from Manchester Regiment.

Ashton-under-Lyne is a proof of stone age as well as Viking era and its surroundings. It dates back to Anglo-Saxon era, and it indicates settlement by remains of trees. Throughout the Middle Ages, Ashton-under-Lyne had Old Hall which was held by the de Asshetons, the Lords of the Manor.