A Quick Guide to Bolton

A Quick Guide to Bolton

Have you ever been to Bolton? If not, then maybe it is time you did. With stunning moorlands, a cosmopolitan town and a well-established top flight football team, it is a town that has much to offer.

But how much do you know about the town? Here’s a fact sheet, detailing some of the key points about the town…

Where is it? Located in Greater Manchester, 10 miles from Manchester, Bolton is one of the North West of England’s foremost towns. Together with surrounding towns and villages, it helps to form the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton.

How many people live in Bolton? The town itself has a population of almost 140,000, while the metropolitan borough is home to just over 262,000 people.

What is Bolton’s history? It was once part of Lancashire, Bolton is a former mill town and a boom town of the 19th century.

What is there now? As well as being a thriving town, it is also home to Premier League football side Bolton Wanderers, who play their home games at the Reebok Stadium. Its sporting pedigree stretches further, with WBA World light-welterweight champion Amir Khan born in the town. Culturally, Bolton is where you’ll find The Octagon Theatre, the Albert Halls, and the Bolton Museum and Art Gallery. It also has some fantastic shopping treats, including many town centre stores, a street market and the Middlebrook Retail and Leisure Park in Horwich.

Why visit Bolton? There are many great reasons to visit Bolton, from the football to the beautiful Rivington Pike Walk. However, of all the great reasons, this is my favourite… According to the British Association for the Advancement of Science, Boltonians are the friendliest people in Britain.

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Whether you’re looking for culture, great walks, football, shopping or easy access into Manchester, then why not look at booking into a Bolton hotel? Whether in the city centre or in Horwich – conveniently located for the Middlebrook Retail and Leisure Park and Bolton Wanderers – there is a lot of Bolton accommodation to choose from.