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Welcome to Eccles

Eccles derives its name from the Celtic word for church, and certainly its parish church of St Mary (parts of which date back to Norman times) has had an important role to play in the history - not only of Eccles itself but of the surrounding townships that formerly came within the parish.

Historically Eccles was a market town and most famous for its  Eccles cakes but there are a whole range of  attractions, shops, cafes and restaurants to discover in the town. The whole of Eccles has exceptional public transport links via the tram, train or road.With the transport interchange and Eccles Rail Station in the town centre, the rest of Greater Manchester is easily accessible.

So why not pay a visit and see for yourself? You could follow the path of Eccle's historic pubs with the Eccles Ale Trail or discover more hidden gems such as the beautiful Victorian St Andrew's Church on Chadwick Road or the oldest church in Salford - the medieval St Mary of the Virgin, on Church Street.

After a few hours exploring, why not relax in one of the public parks amongst the attractive floral features or take time out with the family in one of the children's play areas at Cleavley Athletic track or Eccles recreation ground, Oxford Street. There are also opportunities for football, tennis, crown green bowling and athletics at a number of parks and clubs around the town, including Monton Sports Club and Eccles recreation ground. Finally, you can tantalise those taste buds and quench your thirst by choosing from a variety of restaurants.


Barton Aqueduct



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