Ashton Sixth Form College is located in Ashton-under-Lyne in Greater Manchester, North West England. The college benefits from being located only 15 minutes from Manchester city centre and easy access to the beautiful countryside including Saddleworth Moor and the Peak District.

About Ashton-under-Lyne

Ashton-under-Lyne is a thriving market town with plenty of shops and facilities including Ashton Moss, with cinema, bowling alleys and restaurants. The area also boasts some beautiful parks including Stamford Park (close to the college) which has a boating lake, tennis courts and bowling greens. Students can also easily travel to Manchester city by public transports and discover the attractions of the city, including architecture, entertainment, heritage, museums & galleries, parks, shopping malls and football stadiums. A tram system is currently being built from Manchester to Ashton-under-Lyne which will improve access to the City Centre further.

Map of Ashton-under-Lyne

About Manchester city

Manchester is well-known for its two Premier League football teams, Manchester United and Manchester City. It is also notable for its culture, education, science and media sector. Manchester was the site of the world’s first railway station, and the place where scientists first split the atom and developed the first stored-program computer. There are two universities, University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University located in City of Manchester and offering high quality education to students. Salford, a metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester, is very close to the City of Manchester and is the home of BBC in the North of England. The country’s first media city which is designed for creative and digital businesses has come to life this year at Salford Quays. The University of Salford is also located just 1.5 miles away from the city centre. International Students from these three universities are main components of the population of the city. The diversity makes Manchester a very lively city. Manchester is also a wonderful city for shopping. You can find many famous brands from high street to prestige stores in the city centre or the Trafford Centre – it is now among the largest shopping malls in Europe.

A map of Manchester

Transport links to Manchester city centre and airport

216: Manchester – Droylsden – Ashton
Frequency: 6 mins

217: Manchester – Droylsden – Ashton – Mossley – Stalybridge – Droylsden – Manchester
Frequency: 60 mins

218: Manchester – Droylsden – Stalybridge – Mossley – Ashton – Droylsden – Manchester
Frequency: 60 mins

219: Manchester – Openshaw – Audenshaw – Ashton – Stalybridge
Frequency: 8 mins

231: Ashton – Tameside General Hospital – Hartshead – Littlemoss – Manchester
Frequency: 15 mins (Littlemoss-Manchester) / 30 mins (full route)

236: Manchester – Droylsden – Ashton – Stalybridge – Woolley Bridge – Glossop
Frequency: 60 mins

237: Manchester – Droylsden – Ashton – Stalybridge – Tintwistle – Hadfield – Glossop
Frequency: 60 mins


Ashton-under-Lyne station

To Victoria station
Duration: 9 – 19 mins

Stalybridge station

To Victoria station (via Ashton-under-Lyne)
Duration: 14 – 19 mins

To Oxford Road
Duration: 23 mins

To Piccadilly
Duration: 15 – 19 mins

Rail Route Map

Full Rail Timetable