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Guide to Worsley

Worsley provides the perfect setting for those looking to work in Salford or other parts of Greater Manchester, whilst living in a traditional village. With the M60 bisecting Worsley, it’s ideally situated for those who work anywhere in the area, as the motorway serves as a ring road to the city.

Steeped in history, Worsley has gone from a being a village which played an integral part in the transport revolution some 250 years ago, to housing many first world war veterans in the 1920s. 1761 was an important time for Worsley, as it saw the building of the famous Bridgewater canal, which linked the coal mines with Manchester.

The canal is thought by many to be the first canal in the country and offers one of the most picturesque walks in the country.

Once a private residence, Worsley Old Hall was built around the turn of the 17th century and is now a restaurant and pub. Often, both residents of the area and visitors alike enjoy a bite to eat and a drink of a weekend in this most relaxing of settings.

Over the last 2 centuries, Worsley has gone through a transition which has seen this once hub of activity slowly become one of the most relaxing places in the North West. One such example of this is The Green, which at a time was home to an industrial complex and was a hive of business quite far removed from what we see today. The Worsley Green monument was built in homage to Francis, 3rd Duke of Bridgewater and still sits aloft The Green today.

The Worsley village heritage trail provides visitors to the area with an opportunity to enjoy a relaxing walk around the area, whilst learning something of the village’s rich heritage. The trail begins at Worsley court house and takes in some of the village’s beautiful architecture, as well as enjoying stunning views of the canal. Along with offering plenty of spots to stop and enjoy lunch and a glass of wine, there is a brochure available which you can use to accompany and assist you on your way. Things to look out for along the way include the Packet House and the Boat Steps, which date back as early as 1760.