Explore Tameside

Tameside stretches eastward from Manchester to the fringes of the Peak District National Park. Its landscape encompasses urban centres, moorland and the spectacular vistas of Werneth Low. The borough was created in 1974 and includes Ashton-under-Lyne, Audenshaw, Denton, Droylsden, Dukinfield, Hyde, Longdendale, Mossley and Stalybridge. It takes its name from the River Tame which was the traditional border between Lancashire and Cheshire. Tameside was at the heart of the Industrial Revolution and was once a centre for cotton, engineering, coal mining and hatting. Among the famous personalities born in the borough are Sir Geoff Hurst, Mick Hucknall, Kathy Staff, Howard Donald and Ricky Hatton.

Top attractions include: Portland Basin Museum, a family-friendly attraction dedicated to telling the story of the history of Tameside across the past 200 years; the Museum of the Manchester Regiment; Werneth Low Country Park; Park Bridge Heritage Centre; and Ashton Market, one of the oldest and largest markets in the region.

Things to do in Tameside

Check out our highlights

The Vale

Based in Mossley, in the foothills of the Peak District, The Vale is a former textile mill converted…

What's on in Tameside

View All

Where to eat and drink in Tameside


The Italian Grill stocks over 40 different wines which are all served by the glass and over 10…

Desi Lounge

Desi Lounge is a favourite Indian restaurant for many in Manchester and Oldham. Renowned chef Mr…


Lily's is a vegetarian Indian restaurant located in Ashton, where the focus is on creating great…

Where to stay in Tameside

Tameside blogs

Top 5 Walks in Tameside

Portland Basin At the junction of the Peak Forest Canal, the Ashton Canal and the Huddersfield Narrow Canal is Portland Basin. The Portland Basin Museum is housed in the restored nineteenth century Ashton Canal Warehouse, and features exhibitions on local life and history. From here, you can enjoy…

Read More

Guide to Arts and Culture in Greater Manchester

Galleries, theatres and museums are a big reason to visit Manchester. Permanent collections, temporary exhibitions, famous names, well-loved plays and local or global artefacts offer a window to the world. But wouldn’t it be nice to do more than just look out of a window? Even Da Vinci needed…

Read More

Walking Routes in Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester is fit to burst with walking routes and trails, so we've put together a round-up of some of the best, with easy-to-use downloadable trail maps. Whether it's an easy family walk, a strenuous 5k or a picturesque dog walk you're looking for, these walks near Manchester mean you have…

Read More

Where is Tameside