Why take the train to Swinton?
Swinton is probably best known as the home of the Rockingham Pottery, a world-famous manufacturer of porcelain. Although the building closed in 1842, you can still see one of the original kilns, a gatehouse and the pottery flint millpond in the Pottery Ponds park.
Swinton station was closed in the sixties, and then reopened in the late 1980s due to popular demand for local rail links – there’s now a small bus station right next door.
People often take the train to Swinton for a pub crawl along the famous “golden mile”. The town offers a great range of nightlife – everything from traditional Yorkshire boozers to modern bars.