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Places To Visit

Bury’s towns and villages each have their own unique character and offer great days out.

Bury is home to some of the area’s most popular visitor attractions which include Bury’s Famous Market and the historic East Lancashire Steam Railway. The Rock and Millgate offer excellent shopping and leisure activities and the town is packed with places to eat and drink.

In the north, Ramsbottom, Daily Telegraph runner up ‘High Street of the Year 2013’, is located on the edge of the West Pennine Moors and on the East Lancashire Railway route through the Irwell Valley. Offering a blend of both contemporary and traditional in spectacular surroundings, along with an array of independent retailers, its very own Chocolate Festival and award winning restaurants and cafes.

Just a few miles away you will reach Tottington. On the edge of the countryside this small town is home to plenty of local services and shops selling local produce.

Lying between Bury and Bolton you will find Radcliffe.   Easily reached by Metrolink, this busy town centre offers plenty independent shopping as well as the newly refurbished Market.  The historic Radcliffe Tower and the Church of St Mary. show the town’s rich heritage and nearby you can discover impressive artworks on the Irwell Sculpture Trail.

In the south of the borough is Whitefield which is fast becoming a foodie mecca with a growing selection of restaurants, cafes and wine bars including the renowned confectioners Slattery’s.  While Prestwich,  known locally as the “Village” lies just 15 minutes from Manchester.  The town has a busy shopping centre, quirky independents and plenty of  open green space with Prestwich Forest Park and Heaton Park,  just on the doorstep.

Take some time to explore what these towns and villages have to offer.

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  1. Bury Town Centre

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    Located just 30 minutes from Manchester city centre, Bury is home to award winning attractions, fantastic hidden gems and places to eat and drink which together make a great day out.

  2. Prestwich Town Centre

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    Prestwich is ideally located between Manchester and Bury and is known locally as the “Village”. Prestwich's independent specialist retailers and restaurants provide a unique feel. There are plenty of events and green spaces.

  3. Radcliffe

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    Radcliffe lies between Bury and Bolton and served by metrolink has a strong local heritage. This busy town boasts important historical and listed buildings, including Radcliffe Tower and the Church of St Mary.

  4. The Tilted Vase Market Place Ramsbottom

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    On the edge of the West Pennine Moors, besides Holcombe Hill, Ramsbottom is a thriving market town in spectacular surrounding, well stocked with places to eat and drink and is truly on the foodie map and packed with independent retailers.

  5. Tottington town centre and park

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    Tottington stretches between Walshaw and Affetside and leads to Holcombe Brook and rural Bolton, bordering Greenmount and Hawkshaw. It is home to award-winning band Elbow. Originally open farmland, Tottington was once regarded as fine hunting country

  6. Whitefield

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    Whitefield also to the south is fast becoming a foodie mecca with a growing selection of restaurants, cafes and wine bars including the renowned confectioners Slattery’s.

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