Tameside to the East of Manchester is named after the Tame, the river that flows through our borough. The collection of towns that make up Tameside are Ashton-under-Lyne, Audenshaw, Denton, Droylsden, Dukinfield, Hyde, Mossley, Mottram and Stalybridge. Together, we make a population of around 220,000.
Within that population, we are a diverse range of communities and cultures who are very much part of Greater Manchester’s thriving population.
Tameside’s distinct character is partly formed by the mix of a proud heritage, with over 300 listed buildings and ancient monuments, cultural venues, contemporary facilities and services, plus great access to the neighbouring High Peaks of Derbyshire.
All in all it makes Tameside a great place to live, learn, work and enjoy nature.
Travelling from Manchester City Centre, Tameside is roughly 20km East, a journey of around 30 minutes by car.
We are well serviced for train users, with 13 railway stations.
Currently, the Metrolink network extends as far as Ashton-under-Lyne but plans are in place to extend the route as far as Stalybridge.
Ashton-under-Lyne Interchange provides people travelling within or coming to Tameside with a modern facility perfect for people using the bus, train, tram or cycling to get around.
Find out more about travel to, and within Tameside, at the TfGM website.