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Glossop is a market town in the High Peak, Derbyshire, England, about 15 miles (24 km) east of Manchester, 24 miles (39 km) west of Sheffield and 32 miles (51 km) north of the county town, Matlock. Glossop is near Derbyshire's county borders with Cheshire, Greater Manchester, South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire. It is between 150 and 300 metres (492 and 984 ft) above mean sea level, and is a gateway to the Peak District National Park. Historically, the name Glossop refers to the small hamlet that gave its name to an ancient parish recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086, and then the manor given by William I of England to William Peverel. A municipal borough was created in 1866, and the unparished urban area within two local government wards. The area now known as Glossop approximates to the villages that used to be called Glossopdale, on the lands of the Duke of Norfolk. Originally a centre of wool processing, Glossop rapidly expanded in the late 18th century when it specialised in the production and printing of calico, a coarse cotton and became a mill town with many chapels and churches, its fortunes tied to the cotton industry. Architecturally, the area is dominated by buildings constructed of the local sandstone. There remain two significant former cotton mills and the Dinting railway viaduct. Glossop has transport links to Manchester, making the area popular for commuters.

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A place in United Kingdom, Glossop is an interesting place to visit, given its unique culture, history and character. The nearest major city to Glossop is Manchester. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Manchester for its bountiful attractions like Museum Of Science And Industry, The Lowry, The Village on your trip to Glossop. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Glossop.

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Facts and Stats for Glossop*

  • Pollution Statistics in Glossop

    Know the pollution level of Glossop before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 46.67 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 55.21 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 68 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 31 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 63 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 42.86 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 51.09 (Moderate)
  • Glossop: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Glossop for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Glossop.

    • Burglary and Theft 60.33 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 58.06 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 51.34 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 29.17 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 48.12 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 59.51 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 59.95 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 71.51 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 72.85 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 32.8 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 62.1 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 33.33 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 66.13 (High)
  • Living in Glossop - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Glossop is 150.34 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 44.19 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 87.01 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 54.83 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 40.01 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 79.04 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 77.42 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 99.35 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Glossop

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Glossop

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.21 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.58 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 41.48 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 80.08 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 82.31 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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