Attractions and Places to Visit in Oldham
Whether it’s art, culture, history or nature, Oldham’s attractions offer something for all ages and interests.
Oldham’s probably best known for its time as the boomtown of the cotton age when the town boasted the largest number of cotton spindles in the world and was producing eight billion yards of cloth a year at its peak in 1912. The industry went into decline from the mid-1930s onwards. Oldham’s skyline is dotted with mills and towers set against the lovely views towards the Pennine hills.
There’s plenty of art and heritage in Oldham. There’s a regular programme of exhibitions and events at Gallery Oldham.A visit to the theatre can always be combined with a trip to the villages of Saddleworth up in the Pennine hills where there are plenty of walks for both the experienced walker and people who prefer a gentle stroll.