Great events, heritage & countryside
Bolton is friendly town full of character in Greater Manchester, Ideally located close to the scenic West Pennine Moors on the edge of stunning countryside.
From fascinating heritage to great entertainment and live sporting events you’re never far away from a world of choice in Bolton. With an annual events calendar, offering some of the North West’s best events, including one of the UK’s biggest Food and Drink Festivals each August Bank Holiday, the world’s largest Ironkids and the Ironman UK Triathlon…you’re guaranteed a great day out whatever the weather!
Bolton’s wonderful industrial heritage is clearly visible around the borough and lives on through the canals, coal, cotton, railways and of course people. Some of Bolton’s most famous sons include Samuel Crompton, Fred Dibnah and others whose character, work and inventions have all left a visible imprint on Bolton. There’s an array of attractions scattered across the borough for you to visit.
Smithills Hall is one of the oldest manor houses in the North West, is set in over 2,000 acres of grounds and gardens and has a colourful history is, including many ghost stories .
Located at a former mill, Bolton Steam Museum houses the largest collection of working mill steam engines in the UK which you can still visit today.
Bolton has no shortage of attractions for a great family day out that keeps everyone happy, you can explore Smithills Open Farm, Go Ape in Rivington and Bolton Museum and Aquarium in Bolton town centre.
If you are looking to fill an hour or a full day there is some beautiful countryside to explore, enjoy, and take in some fresh air. Take a stroll around Jumbles Country Park and enjoy its beautiful parklands and picturesque walks, or hike your way to the spectacular views of Rivington Pike.
There are many notable places to eat and drink in and around Bolton including well known restaurant chains and cosy cafes and the brand new Vaults in the Market Place Shopping Centre offering Nandos, Prezzo, Gourmet Burger and The Great Ale Bar.
Shoppers will be happy with a wide range of shops from top high street names to unique independent shops including River Island, Topshop, H&M, Debenhams, Zara and Boots as well as lots more.
Why not enjoy a day out in Bolton today?