Schools in Ashton-Under-Lyne

Ashton-under-Lyne is a traditional market town in northern England, known for its local commerce, history, and natural beauty. With a population of approximately 45,000, it is part of the Tameside borough in Greater Manchester and lies on the bank of the River Tame. Ashton has a strong industrial past, having famously been a key center of cotton spinning, weaving, and coal mining during the Industrial Revolution. The town has since thrived as a hub of commerce and education, featuring the Ashton Arcades shopping center, Ladysmith Shopping Centre, and a large IKEA store. The built environment of Ashton is a blend of old and new, with Victorian terraced properties and redevelopments introducing a variety of modern executive apartments and housing estates. Ashton's historic town center offers a vibrant atmosphere, while its expansive countryside, riverbanks, moorland, and bridle paths offer a peaceful retreat just minutes from the bustling Manchester City Center. Ashton has undergone recent regeneration, with new developments and enhancements to its open-air market and transport infrastructure.

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