Ramsbottom: 3 reasons to pack your bags and move here!

Written by Julian Ferrier

At Pearson Ferrier, we’ve dedicated over a quarter of a century to helping families discover their ideal homes in the uniquely charming town of Ramsbottom. Why have we invested so much time here? The reason, though hardly a secret, is simple: Ramsbottom is a delight.

This charming town on the edge of the West Pennine moors has more to offer than just beautiful scenery. Deemed one of the best places to live in Greater Manchester by The Sunday Times, Ramsbottom is the perfect blend of contemporary and traditional. 

So, if you’re looking for a fresh start or somewhere to settle down and call home – this month, we’re exploring why Ramsbottom is the perfect place to move to…

Ramsbottom is the perfect blend of scenic countryside and city life

Travel and transport links in Ramsbottom

Firstly, Ramsbottom is an ideal spot for families looking to put down roots. Location-wise, you’ve got the best of both worlds. Perfectly located with the M66 and A56 nearby, it’s just a 10-minute drive to Bury, where you can hop on the Metrolink in no time at all. Bigger towns such as Rossendale, Bolton, Rawtenstall and Blackburn are a mere 20 minutes away, whilst the hustle and bustle of city life in Manchester is just 30 minutes away by car. It doesn’t get much better than that!

If you fancy taking life at a slower pace – the much-loved East Lancashire railway is for you. The station operates a 12.5-mile heritage line that stretches from Heywood to Rawtenstall, passing through Bury, Burr’s Country Park, Summerseat, Ramsbottom, and Irwell Vale. Each station along this line is brimming with activities, offering beautiful scenery and views, making it an excellent choice for a day trip and a unique way to explore the neighbouring towns and villages.

Not only this, but the railway hosts a number of unique onboard experiences – from Murder Mystery Nights to romantic Valentine’s Day evenings, afternoon tea, comedy nights and more. It offers the perfect activity to create shared memories with your loved ones. 

You’re also ideally situated to explore the incredible Peel Tower, which stands 128 ft high over Holcombe Hill and boasts stunning views across the county. Not forgetting the stunning Kirklees Valley Nature Reserve and Nuttall Park, perfect for wrapping up warm and getting lost in the crisp freshness of nature. The perfect place for a balanced family life!

Ramsbottom’s vibrant and close-knit community spirit 

History and culture of Ramsbottom

Secondly, Ramsbottom stands out as an ideal place for those seeking a vibrant community spirit. The town preserves its close-knit, family-oriented vibe with a variety of historical events that unite locals year-round. 

Highlights include the quirky Black Pudding Throwing World Championships, a unique contest where participants of all ages test their skill at dislodging Yorkshire puddings by hurling black puddings at them. 

It may well be a blast from the past  – but it’s this shared sense of close-knit community that we love and often find is missing from larger cities across the UK.

Ramsbottom’s bustling independent restaurant scene

Finally, if you’re a foodie – Ramsbottom could well be for you. Home to dozens of vibrant eateries – this leafy market town has everything from exciting tapas bars to sushi restaurants, cosy cafes, and as many traditional British pubs as you could possibly want.

While you won’t find any typical chain restaurants here, there’s a unique charm to the food scene in this town. All of the restaurants and bars are independent, a little quirky and part of a tight-knit community. The result? A thriving, exciting and truly memorable dining experience – no matter where you go! 

For us, nothing beats a Sunday morning spent savouring a coffee at a local cafe, enjoying a leisurely stroll taking in the countryside views, followed by a local meal spent in great company. 

Here’s a handful of our favourite Ramsbottom restaurants to get your mouth watering…

Choose Pearson Ferrier – For houses for sale in Ramsbottom

So there we have it. Ramsbottom is truly a gem that offers something for everyone. Whether you’re a young couple looking to settle down roots here or are simply looking for a fresh start in a town that combines countryside bliss with easy access to city life, Ramsbottom could be for you. 

As local property experts with over 25 years of experience in Ramsbottom, there are fewer people out there with the experience, local insight and passion for this town to help you find the best property out there.

So if you’re considering making Ramsbottom your home – please ring us on 01706 822 630 or get in touch via our website!

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