Rotherham Area Code: 01709
Rotherham is a large town in South Yorkshire with a population of over 260,000. It is close to Sheffield City Centre and is based on the banks of the River Dow. Like many northern towns, Rotherham is well known for coal mining and the steel industry.
The area has been exploited for iron since the Roman times, but it was coal that put Rotherham on the map and led to the development on the inland waterways. Iron from Rotherham and the surrounding area has been used to build many famous steel bridges and ships. In addition to iron and coal, Rotherham is also known for its glassworks, pottery and milling grain.
Today, Rotherham is a largely residential town with many local attractions including the Magna Science Adventure Centre and the Civic Theatre and Arts Centre. Rotherham is also the site of many historic churches and interesting landmarks, including the Catcliffe Glass Cone, which is one of the last remaining structures of its type in Europe.
What is the Rotherham area code?
The dialling code for Rotherham is 01709. This is a standard five-digit area code followed by a six-digit local phone number. This is the same for home and business landlines throughout Rotherham.
Locations using the Rotherham area code
The following locations in the Rotherham area all use the 01709 area code.
If you receive a call from a phone number using the 01709 dialling code, it is highly likely that the call is from a home or business landline based in the Rotherham area. However, with modern technology it is possible to use an area code without any geographical link to the region, so using the 01709 area code isn’t a guarantee that the caller is located in the area.
How much does it cost to call the 01709 area code?
The Rotherham area code costs the same as any other 01, 02 or 03 area codes because it is a standard geographical landline. This means it will be charged at the same standard rate as any other call to a landline.
Many phone providers include a number of free minutes every month, or free calls during specific periods such as evenings and weekends. If you have free calls included in your phone plan, you will be able to use these to call the Rotherham area code.
Can I call the 01709 area code from outside the UK?
Yes, most 01709 phone numbers will accept calls from outside the UK. In order to call this phone number from outside the UK, you will need to amend the number to include the international dialling code to direct the call to the UK. First, you will need to add the international dialling code for the UK, which is +44 or 0044. You will then need to remove the first zero from the area code and then dial the phone number as normal.
Do I need to dial the Rotherham area code for local calls?
No, if you are based in the Rotherham area and using a landline phone number you can simply dial the six-digit local phone number. If you are using a mobile phone or a landline outside of Rotherham, you will need to dial the area code in order to connect the call. There are only a few areas in the UK where the local dialling code is compulsory.
Popular numbers using the 01709 area code
The following are some of the most popular attractions in Rotherham which use the 01709 dialling code.
Magna Science Adventure Centre – 01709 720002
Clifton Park and Museum – 01709 336633
The Chapel of Our Lady on the Bridge – 01709 364737