An area guide for living in Swinton

Swinton is a town in the city of Salford, north west of Manchester city centre and situated inside the M60 ring road. The town is steeped in history, having been an important mill town and known for its coal mines.

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The neighbourhood benefits from excellent transport links across the North West. Alongside the East Lancashire road, there are links to the M60 and M61 motorways nearby. Swinton boasts two train stations and offers easy access to the M60 and A580.


With the centre undergoing a significant regeneration, Swinton has seen a number of independent bars, wine bars and restaurants start to open. Some excellent places to try include Albert’s Restaurant & Bar and the renowned Puccini Italian.

There are numerous well-known supermarkets in the area and Swinton Square has a number of national retailers, cafes and independent shops. Regular market days are held within the centre.


Swinton has a good range of local schooling, with three schools achieving ‘outstanding’ Ofsted results in recent years.


Steeped in history, the area has a strong industrial past, with much of the housing being turn-of-the-century terrace homes and 1930’s semi-detached homes.

Swinton has seen tremendous growth over the last few years and further investment and re-development of the area looks set to continue.