Glossop is a vibrant Victorian market town with a wealth of visitor attractions. These include a range of historic buildings and green, open spaces, independent shops, cafes and arts venues.
Glossop is on the line from Manchester Piccadilly; the next station at Hadfield is the final destination.
The journey takes 30 minutes from Manchester Piccadilly and 5 minutes from Hadfield and is operated by Northern Trains Ltd. Find up to date ticket and timetable information here.
Further information about bus services at Glossop can be found by calling Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 or visiting their website: www.traveline.info
Download a map of local bus routes published by Glossopdale Action for Sustainable Travel (GAST): Glossopdale Bus Map 2023
Details of local taxi firms can be found on the Onward Travel posters displayed at the station.
Much of the town centre’s buildings have conservation status. Glossop station was built by the 13th Duke of Norfolk; their influence helped shape the town in Victorian times. On top of the station building is a stone carving of a lion, the Duke of Norfolk’s symbol. Inside, the original booking office windows are still there as well as an example of a Victorian postbox.
Just a ten-minute walk brings you to Manor Park with its seasonal miniature railway, lake and café, rose gardens, children’s playground and plenty of space for everyone. Nearby is charming Old Glossop and a waymarked village interpretation trail so you can discover Glossop’s ancient past and the importance of the textile industry to the growth of the town.
The station is a good starting point for a range of walks onto the surrounding hills and moors. A little further afield, the Pennine Way passes over the summit of the Snake Pass and Bleaklow Head about 4 miles east of the town.
Local arts organisation Glossop Creates has a gathered a wide range of the town’s walks, venues and event listings. Find more information here.
Friends of Glossop Station
The award-winning station volunteer’s group at Glossop station is long-established and highly respected in the community rail movement.
Over the years the Friends have also done much to conserve and enhance the historic features of the station to make it a welcoming place in the community which is valued by everyone who uses it. Tasks which the Friends group have undertaken include:
- Painting and renovating
- Planting flowerbeds, baskets ad planters
- History interpretation boards inside the waiting rooms
- The waiting Room Art Gallery featuring local artists
- A Poetry Platform display featuring famous and local poets
- Seasonal decorations
- Family events
A long-standing connection between Glossop and the seaside town of Lowestoft is marked by a blue plaque and a display board in the waiting room, telling the story of 600 wartime children who were evacuated to Glossop. Commemorative events and visits have kept a strong connection with Glossop alive.