With a Population of more than 260,000 Bolton is the UK’s biggest Town. During the Industrial Revolution the Town grew rapidly as one of the major centres of the North West’s cotton industry.
Bolton’s wonderful industrial heritage lives on through its canals, coal, cotton, railways and of course its people. Famous Bolton names include Samuel Crompton, Fred Dibnah and others whose character, work and inventions have left an imprint on Bolton.
Bolton Museum boasts an excellent collection of Egyptian artefacts and the only public Aquarium in Greater Manchester, Its location on Le Mans Cresent in the Town centre in the same building as the Central Library. The main shopping centres in Bolton town centre are the Market place and Crompton place. The Market Place is the larger of the two and has recently been renovated to incorporate the famous Market Hall which is home to many department stores. The town boasts an award-winning market which offers over 300 stalls with a variety of produce, Market days are Tuesday,Thursday,Friday and Saturday. The town is surrounded by beautiful countryside; Rivington, Barrow Bridge, Jumbles Country Park, Moses Gate Country Park and Smithills Country Park all provide fantastic scenery with pockets of industrial History. Ideally situated between the North West’s favourite cities Liverpool and Manchester with the highly impressive Trafford Shopping Centre less than 15 miles away.
We use the Britannia Bolton, a modern hotel that offers bright spacious accommodation, surrounded by some of the best views In Bolton.
Bolton has a strong sense of history and heritage, this town Centre is packed with Victorian era buildings, Retail Shops and eateries.