Welcome to Ramsbottom!
The river Irwell provided Ramsbottom with a readily available water source. This made it invaluable to mill owners such as Peel who opened up a mill in the late eighteenth century, and led to the urbanisation and expansion of the town. The railway inevitably followed and the town became a successful and populous mill town.
Ramsbottom’s skyline is dominated by the Peel monument which overlooks the town. Traditionally hundreds of people climb the Holcombe Hill on Good Friday, and roll eggs down it before they begin their descent. In the centre of town is Ramsbottom’s tilted vase structure which is part of the Irwell Sculpture Trail.
There is a lot to do in Ramsbottom, from visiting the Heritage Gallery in the Ramsbottom Library and the many independent shops and boutiques to dining at one of the excellent restaurants including the award winning Ramsons. After eating you could enjoy a walk in Nuttal Park and indulge in some specialist shopping at the Farmers Market. It’s a great way to buy local and regional produce and meet the producers. Complete your day out with a visit to the popular Chocolate Café and indulge in a famous Zotter hot chocolate.
And for the kids!
Outdoor type adventurers young and old will love to get to get to grips with a walk around Nuttall Park, with it’s children’s playground and the duck-spotting trail. For a more relaxing afternoon why not let your little ones absorb some culture at the Heritage Gallery before taking them for a chocolate pizza at the Chocolate Café.
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