Chorley is a popular and historical Lancashire market town, with its wealth coming primarily from the cotton industry.
Residents of Chorley can enjoy easy access to Preston, Manchester, Wigan, and Southport. The M61 and M6 motorways are just minutes from the centre and the historic Roman A6 road running through the middle. This is a thriving market town with a population of approximately 34,000.
There is a bus station and a railway station in Chorley centre, used by the Trans Pennine Express and the Northern Manchester to Preston Line.
The town centre is the main location of a variety of independent shops and well-known national stores. Indeed there’s a Booths supermarket, Asda and Morrisons also situated in the town centre.
The Flat Iron Market has been established for hundreds of years and takes place every Tuesday with a wide range of market stalls and remains at the heart of the town. There are plans underway to extend the market and to boost other shopping facilities to include a cinema complex, new retailers, and restaurants.
A popular destination is the Leeds and Liverpool Canal that runs parallel to Chorley with several locks and marinas nearby.
Chorley is located at the foot of the West Pennine Moors and is overlooked by Rivington Pike, a beautiful landmark, and a popular place to visit for walkers and bikers alike.
Also home to the semi-professional football team, Chorley F.C. and boasts several cricket clubs.