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Welcome to Todmorden

Todmorden is small market town with a big industrial history, built on the area's success in the cotton trade.

Located in the heart of The Pennines, Todmorden is blessed with stunning scenery, magnificent architecture, a diverse range of shops, and a thriving art community ensuring that it has plenty to offer any visitor.  In 2016 Todmorden also became a Walkers are Welcome Town.

Situated at the meeting point of three steep valleys, Todmorden is an ideal base for walking, cycling, horse riding, bird watching and much more.

We hope you find this site to be interesting, useful and informative, and look forward to welcoming you to Todmorden soon.

Enjoy your visit!

 Todmorden Information Centre is supported by Todmorden Town Council


The name Todmorden first appears in 1641 and is generally accepted to mean Totta’s boundary-valley, probably a reference to the valley running northwest from the town, although the name “marshy valley of the fox” has also been proposed. The earliest written record of the area is in the Domesday Book (1086), at which time most people were living in scattered farms or in isolated hilltop agricultural settlements. Packhorse trails were marked by ancient stones of which many still survive.

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