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Sitting on the edge of the West Pennine Moors, against the backdrop of Holcombe Hill, Ramsbottom is a thriving market town in spectacular surroundings.

Just 14 miles north of Manchester with great transport links, including the East Lancashire Steam Railway, the town is proving to be a great place to live and visit.

The town is rapidly gaining a reputation for design orientated shopping and the list of independent retailers continues to grow. Ramsbottom is also well stocked with places to eat and drink and is truly on the foodie map featuring award winning restaurants and eateries.

Shopping in Ramsbottom

Ramsbottom is a perfect place for serious shopping or browsing, great for buying unusual gifts for friends and family or stocking up on provisions.

Contemporary shops sit alongside traditional retailers, both offering a friendly service and that personal touch. Buy anything from designer bags and shoes, original artwork to interiors, ball gowns, local organic food and drink, antiques and organic beauty products. The shops and busy markets are brimming with gift ideas and bubbling with friendly chat.

Ramsbottom is also well stocked with places to eat and drink, so why not spend a little time trying out some of the regional produce and award winning delicacies on offer. With lunchtime snacks, indulgent afternoon teas and exquisite evening dining on the menu you
will find plenty of reasons to linger a little longer. Why not extend your visit and staying at a local hotel or bed and breakfast.

Download your shopping and visitor guides using the links opposite.


There are many annual events which make Ramsbottom a special tourist destination, including: The annual Chocolate Festival (weekend before Easter), East Lancashire Steam Railway War Weekends (May and September), World Black Pudding Throwing Championships (September) and Ramsbottom at Christmas (Three weekends of festive entertainment and specialist markets throughout December) to name but a few. Click on the links opposite for further information.

Community Contacts

Here you will find contact details for over 1,000 local clubs, organisations and other useful contacts for the Bury Metro Area, including Prestwich, Radcliffe, Ramsbottom and surrounding areas, plus some national organisations where appropriate.

Ramsbottom Business Group

Find our more about Ramsbottom Business Group.

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