AboutBritain.com Logo

Things to do in Chorley, Lancashire

Steps & Town Hall © Dave Wilson

The South Lancashire town of Chorley situated at the foot of the West Pennine Moors is served by motorway links to the M61 and nearby M6.

This ever popular market town is the birth place of Henry Tate the sugar magnet and founder of the Tate Gallery.

Chorley developed in the 19th and 20th centuries as one of the many Lancashire Mill towns evidence of which can be seen with the preservation of several mill chimneys throughout the town, this includes a rare chimney featuring a square cross section, rather than the conventional circular cross section. A supermarket now having been built on this former mill site, the store ajoins the preserved chimney.

Astley hall is Chorley's most historic building dating back to the 16th century with its impressive Jacobean frontage it houses a fine collection of paintings and historic artefacts.

Chorley is now expanding with an explosion in new housing developments, Bucksahw Village being one such case. This has given rise to Chorley becoming a commuter town conveniently located to many of Lancashire's principal towns and only 30minutes from Manchester by train.

Chorley is also home to Duxbury Park Golf Course regarded as the finest municipal course in the north west, such is its test to a golfers ability it has been used as a qualifying course for the PGA Championship (Hillside 1983).

Although a small town you would indeed receive a large welcome from its friendly Lancashire folk.

Share this page

Images of Chorley

Chapel Street © Dave Wilson
Astley Hall © Dave Wilson

Interactive Map of Chorley

 Attractions        Bed and Breakfasts        Holiday Cottages

* Distances shown are in a direct line. Distances by road will be longer.

Days Out in Chorley

Places to Visit near Chorley

Also near Chorley

Bed and Breakfast:
 4 Miles
 5 Miles
 10 Miles
Self Catering:
 6 Miles
 7 Miles
 10 Miles
 12 Miles
 18 Miles
 29 Miles

Copyright © 1999-2019 Excelsior Information Systems Ltd. All rights reserved.
About Us  Press Room  Terms of Use  Privacy  Link to Us  Index  Site Map  Contact Us

Made with Responsive Grid System by Graham Miller