New Homes in Chorley
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The market town of Chorley is situated in the county of Lancashire in North West England. Sitting at the foot of the West Pennine Moors, the town has a rich history dating back to the Bronze Age.
The best way to discover Chorley’s history is by taking a heritage trail which showcases the town’s highlights. St Mary’s Walk will take you to Chorley Market which has been selling fresh produce since 1498 and will allow you to sample a range of local specialities.
There is plenty of opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors in Chorley. You can climb up to Rivington Pike at Lever Park to enjoy views of Rivington Reservoir from the tower believed to have been built in 1138. The surrounding moorland is ideal for gentle walks.
Astley Park showcases 43 hectares of ancient woods and parkland, while Houghton Tower with its beautiful walled gardens received a visit from James I in 1617. Astley Hall is a grade I listed historic building that houses a museum and art gallery, while Yarrow Country Park boasts 700 picturesque acres. Here you can enjoy tranquil riverside walks along the River Yarrow.
The buzzing seaside resort of Blackpool is less than 40 minutes away. Here you can experience a classic British day at the seaside and have fun at its many attractions such as the Pleasure Beach Resort, Blackpool Tower and Nickelodeon Land.
Manchester and Liverpool are able to be reached in under an hour. Both have numerous shops as well as plenty of restaurants and bars to unwind in after a hard days’ spending.
Chorley Transport Links
Chorley’s location provides good transport links to the surrounding area and beyond. It is served by the M61 motorway which runs from the M60 North West and joins the M6. It is also served by the A6 north south road.
By car, Bolton can be reached in 20 minutes, Blackpool in 35 minutes and Southport and Manchester in less than 40 minutes. Liverpool can be reached in just under 50 minutes.
The nearest airports to Chorley are Manchester Airport (40 minutes) and Liverpool John Lennon Airport (53 minutes). Both offer domestic and international flights.
For those travelling by rail, Chorley is well served by both First TransPennine Express and Northern Rail services between Manchester Piccadilly and Preston and beyond.