Chorley, as with much of the area, was built around the textile industry, especially the weaving boom of the industrial revolution. Street names and the odd chimney provide a peep at the town’s past. Chorley is now known for its markets that have been thriving since 1250, selling everything from fresh local food to antiques.
The busy town centre with its Market Walk shopping centre provides the usual high street names and for a shopping spree further afield, Preston, Bolton and the Trafford Centre are only a half hour drive away.
In contrast to the busy town centre, the surrounding areas are great for fresh air and country pub dining.
There’s plenty to see and do around the town from 1500s Astley Hall set in its beautiful grounds, to Botany Bay with its antiques and fabulous furniture.
For the keen keep-fitter the All Seasons Leisure Centre and swimming pool are situated in the town centre or just outside the town are the Park Hall and David Lloyd gyms.
Packed full of history and moving ahead in tandem with local aspirations, Chorley is a great place to live.
Finding Dukes Park…
From the M61
- Leave the M61 at junction 8 (signposted Chorley).
- Take the first exit off the slip road. At the roundabout take the second exit and follow signs for the town centre. Follow the bypass through Chorley, passing the
- leisure centre, shopping centre, bus and train stations as you go. At the 7th roundabout take the 3rd exit, George Street (heading towards Wickes). At the roundabout, take the second exit, Pall Mall.
- After 300 yards take a left turn on to Duke Street.
- Dukes Park is situated on the right hand side.
From the M6
- M6, leave at junction 27 (Standish). Follow the A5209. Head west on Almond Brook Rd/A5209 towards Arbour Lane. At the mini roundabout go right onto Old Pepper Lane. At the junction turn left,
- Preston Rd/A49 for approx 5 miles.
- Turn right off Pall Mall onto Duke Street. Dukes Park is situated on the right hand side.