TRAVEL | 10 things you didn’t know about Bolton


If you are travelling to Manchester, than you can easily reach Bolton, as it is 10 miles northwest. It is a hospitable mill town, situated in the North West of England. And if at first you don’t find it interesting you will soon change your mind, as it keeps several secrets.

The early name of the city, Bolton le Moors, comes from the geographical position of the city between the low hills on the edge of the West Pennine Moors southeast of Rivington Pike. Even though Bolton is quite a small town, it is worth visiting, as you may discover a lot of amazing places, things and people. For instance, did you know that in 1929 Bolton was one of the largest centres of cotton spinning in the world? 

Here every corner breaths with history and heritage. Bolton had a lot to suffer during the English Civil war and that determined its destiny. The memory of those times is still alive in the architecture of the city.

However, the modern life actively progresses here due to the lots of students who are like a breath of fresh air for the old city. The University of Bolton has about 13,000 students and a modern, comfortable campus as well as many offers for student accommodation Bolton. The geographical position of Bolton close to Manchester and Liverpool as well as the great motorway and rail links facilitates the students’ accommodation. 

Here you will find all kinds of entertainment: the amazing countryside, important historical places and plenty of pubs, cafes, restaurants and music events. If you are fond of sports, you will be surely impressed by the fact that Reebok, famous sportswear company, was founded and based for several years in Bolton. There is the Reebok Stadium home to Bolton Wanderers Football Club.
Do you still want to discover the hidden treasures of Bolton? Then you should start with the cultural places. The first one is Bolton Steam Museum. It has the biggest collection of stationary steam engines in the whole England. Other cultural places worth visiting are: The Octagon Theatre, The Bolton Museum and Art Gallery, Hall I’ th’ Wood Museum and, of course, The Smithills Hall.
After you finish the cultural excursion, you should have a little rest enjoying the amazing nature of Bolton in such places like Jumbles Country Park, Moses Gate Country Park, Queens Park, Smithills Open Farm and The Wellbeing Farm.

They say Bolton is one of the UK’s friendliest towns. After visiting it, you will see it for yourself. There’s so much to see, to hear, to taste and to discover in Bolton. Here you are always welcome.

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