Royton Tourism

Royton (pop. 21,284(2011)) is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham, in Greater Manchester, England. It is situated close to the source of the River Irk, near undulating land at the foothills of the South Pennines, 1.7 miles (2.7 km) north-northwest of Oldham, 3.2 miles (5.1 km) south-southeast of Rochdale and 7.6 miles (12.2 km) northeast of the city of Manchester. Historically a part of Lancashire, Royton and its surroundings have provided evidence of ancient British, Roman and Viking activity in the area. During the Middle Ages, Royton formed a small township centred on Royton Hall, a manor house owned by a long succession of dignitaries which included the Byrons and Radcliffes. A settlement expanded outwards from the hall which, by as late as 1780, "contained only a few straggling and mean-built cottages". Farming was the main industry of this rural area, with locals supplementing their incomes by hand-loom woollen weaving in the domestic system. Royton has the distinction of being the first town where a powered cotton mill was built; at Thorp in 1764, and is one of the first localities in the world to have adopted the factory system. The introduction of textile manufacture during the Industrial Revolution facilitated a process of unplanned urbanisation in the area, and by the mid-19th century Royton had emerged as a mill town. At its zenith, there were 40 cotton mills—some of the largest in the United Kingdom—employing 80% of the local population. Imports of foreign cotton goods began the decline in Royton's textile industry during the mid-20th century, and its last mill closed in 1998. Today, fewer than a dozen mills are still standing, the majority of which are used for light engineering or as distribution centres. Despite an economic depression brought about by the demise of cotton spinning, Royton's population has continued to grow as a result of intensive housing redevelopment which has modernised its former Edwardian districts.

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Home to pretty treasures, Royton is United Kingdom's best kept secret. Royton is located at a short trip away from Manchester a major city in United Kingdom. Take a short trip from Royton and set some time aside to explore the Manchester. Dotted with places like Museum Of Science And Industry, The Lowry, The Village; it will definitely be a good idea. Also, to reach Royton, you'll have to take a flight to Manchester; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Popular vacation packages of Royton are of 1-2 days.

  • Know the pollution level of Royton before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 47.73 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 39.19 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 56.08 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 65.38 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 29.49 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 41.46 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50.69 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Royton for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Royton.

    • Burglary and Theft 55.77 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 54.2 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 53.63 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 30.51 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 45.42 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 54.62 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 55.73 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 70.23 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 69.32 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 33.71 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 57.25 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 35.96 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 64.89 (High)
  • Quality of Life Index of Royton is 147.63 (High)

    • Safety Index 45.12 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 86.95 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 54.13 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 42.04 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 64.41 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 77.47 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.62 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 93.16 (Moderate)
    • 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.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Royton

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.13 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.72 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 35.13 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 73.36 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 72.17 USD

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