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Tameside College Access and Higher Education

Beaufort Road, Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, OL6 6NX, UK
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About the area


Tameside stretches eastward from Manchester to the Peak District National Park.

Its landscape encompasses urban centres, moorland and the spectacular vistas of Werneth Low.  The borough of Tameside was created in 1974 and includes 9 districts (Ashton under Lyne, Droylsden, Hyde, Audenshaw, Dukinfield, Denton, Stalybridge, Mossley and Longdendale).

Dukinfield Town Hall

Taking its name from the River Tame, Tameside was at the heart of the Industrial Revolution and was once a centre for engineering, cotton and coal mining. 

Top attractions within Tameside include Portland Basin Museum, Werneth Low Country Park, Park Bridge Heritage Centre and Ashton Market.

Hartshead Pike

Only 25 minutes away in the car or on the tram is Manchester City Centre, which has been voted the UK’s best city to live in*, not surprising with its iconic culture of music, food and drink – and home to the most famous football teams in the world.

*The Economist’s ‘Global Liveability Index’ for 2018

Stamford Park