Ashton-under-Lyne Area Guide

Housing in Ashton-under-Lynne is extremely varied with a mixture of urban areas, suburbs and rural locations.


Things To Do in Ashton-under-Lyne

Ashton-under-Lyne is a market town in the Metropolitan Borough of Tameside, developed in the Victorian period. The energetic town has something for everybody.

If you’re after a scenic trail you can take a walk around Daisy Nook Country Park which will provide breathtaking views. Stamford Park can be found on the border of Ashton, it’s a beautiful green space with water features and a mini train. The park has even won a prestigious green flag!

Just a short drive up the road to Ashton Moss, you’ll find Cineworld, Hollywood Bowl with an arcade, offering a fun day out for the whole family.

Things you didn't know about Ashton-under-Lyne

The only person ever to score a hat-trick in the World Cup, Geoff Hurst, was born in Ashton!

Schools in Ashton-under-Lyne

Ashton-under-Lyne has many primary schools, high schools and sixth forms so you can choose the right fit for your child nearby, including:

  • Audenshaw Boys School
  • Ashton Sixth Form College
  • Rayner Stephens High School
  • Hollinwood Academy
  • Trinity Primary School
  • Rayner Stephens High School


There are excellent transport links in Ashton via bus and train. The Metrolink was introduced back in 2013 and provides access to Manchester city centre and the Etihad Stadium in a matter of minutes. Ashton is also served by the M60 ring road making this an ideal area for commuters.


The town has a rich historic past and many of the original buildings from the Victorian building have survived. Ashton’s impressive town hall was built in 1847 a decade before the town became a Parliamentary borough. Traditionally known as a market town from medieval times until the 18th century, the town’s population has grown rapidly over the years. Ashton goes down in history for its successful movements in improving work and living conditions for its residents in the 19th century.

Eating & Drinking

For a locally produced bite to eat, head to the farmers market, with over 70 stalls, it’s the largest in the region. Ashton Moss has a range of popular and affordable chain restaurants including TGI Fridays, Bella Italia and Nando’s. If you are in the town centre, there’s an array of cafes to choose from! A popular brunch spot is Lilys Patisserie and Bistro offering afternoon tea and a mouth-watering lunch menu.


Ashton-under-Lyne offers all the high street’s favorites, as well as the main amenities including a local post office, hairdressers and newsagents. For groceries, there’s an Asda, Lidl and Aldi.