Runnymede Court has 51 one and two bed apartments which benefit from a range of facilities. These include a hairdressers, guest room, lower lounge with kitchen, upper lounge, reading room with video library. There is a strong sense of community here, with residents enjoying clothes sales, jewellery, keep fit, monthly lunch club and theatre visits.
An on-site manager looks after the upkeep of the buildings and gardens, as well as helping you to access further help and support if you need it. Service providers regularly visit, including a chiropodist.
Opposite Royton Town Hall is a shopping precinct containing 23 shop units and a supermarket. Royton has a historic library. Nearby Oldham has one of the largest covered retail areas in Greater Manchester.
The Spindles (named with reference to textile spindles) is a modern shopping centre with over 40 retailers, banks, building societies and catering outlets. The local leisure centre has a gym, swimming pool and a range of classes.
History and culture
Royton was the first town where a powered cotton mill was built, and its past as a mill town is still evident today.
A 'real food' market takes place on the first Sunday of each month. It includes a great variety of producers such as home produced sausages, honey, fresh bread and cakes. There's often entertainment too, such as brass bands and buskers!
Oldham is home to the Oldham Coliseum Theatre and a prestigious, newly built art gallery. The annual Carnival takes place in mid-to-late summer with live stages and other activities alongside a parade in the Alexandra Park.
Location and transport links
Royton is a town in Greater Manchester, close to Oldham and Rochdale. Runnymede Court can be easily reached from the M62, M60 and the A627(M). Manchester city centre is around 8 miles away.
There are frequent buses running through Royton with services to a variety of destinations in Greater Manchester. Bus services operate to Ashton-under-Lyne, Manchester, Middleton, Oldham, Rochdale, Shaw and Stalybridge.
Distance to GP: 0.17 miles
Distance to shop: 0.17 miles
Distance to bus stop: 0.08 miles
Distance to Post Office: 0.17 miles