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Are you looking to relocate to Lancashire? Rawtenstall is a small town nestled in the beautiful Rossendale Valley. Who could believe this picturesque area is just 40 minutes from Manchester city centre? This makes Rawtenstall a popular location with city workers who need a tranquil lifestyle outside of their job.
In medieval times Rawtenstall was past of the Forest of Rossendale. However, the forest has given way to rolling fields and dales. Whitaker Park and its renovated period property are a fantastic place to learn more about the history of the town, as well as Rawtenstall railway station which forms part of the East Lancashire heritage line.
Moving to Rawtenstall
Whether you’re moving to or from Rawtenstall the experienced team at Britannia Anchor are on hand to provide you with a seamless removals service. Established in 1992, Britannia Anchor have been previously selected as Domestic Mover of the Year, so you can rest assured you’re in safe hands.
As well as local and national removals we also cover international and European removals too. You can fill in the quick quote form for an idea on pricing or call 01614 523533.
All Saints Rawtenstall
For families moving to Rawtenstall schools are important and the town doesn’t disappoint. All Saints Roman Catholic High School is a mixed academy for children aged 11 to 16. Rated ‘good’ by Oftsed, the school is a favourite secondary amongst Rawtenstall parents. Other local secondary schools include Alder Grange School and Haslingden High School in neighbouring Helmshore, which also has a sixth form.
Rawtenstall Balladen Community Primary School is rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted and is the local mixed primary. There is also St James-the-Less RC Primary and St Mary’s CofE Primary – both offering an education to boys and girls aged 4 to 11. Another denomination school is Rawtenstall St Paul’s CofE Primary, rated ‘good’ by Ofsted.
Commuting to Manchester
Rawtenstall railway station is the northern terminus of the East Lancashire Railway. However, this train line doesn’t carry passengers in a traditional sense. Rawtenstall train station sits on a heritage railway which showcases locomotives for the public.
Despite not having a local train station there are countless bus routes connecting Rawtenstall with other local areas and Manchester. Furthermore, with fantastic road links nearby including the M65 and M66, Manchester, Huddersfield and Preston can be easily accessed.