Bolton is an interesting town, rich in heritage with historical buildings and sites to visit, along with a range of museums and scenic parks. Entertainment in Bolton can include theatre, music and comedy at the Octagon Theatre, and there’s a good choice of restaurants which lots of different cuisines to suit different tastes.
There’s a wide choice for shopping and the Middlebrook Retail and Leisure Park has many stores to choose from, along with restaurants and leisure facilities. For business, Bolton has a range of conference centres which include Bolton Arena, and Manchester Airport serves Bolton for international air travel.
Bolton Car Hire
Wherever you are in Bolton, it’s guaranteed that you’ll to get a car from one of the leading suppliers who provide Bolton car hire services, you can choose from many of the suppliers including Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, InterRent, Sixt and others.
There are lots of places to see in Bolton, and here are a few suggestions:
Come and have a look at this interesting museum where you’ll see lots of historic working steam engines formerly used in cotton mills, and learn about the history of textiles in the area, with Lancashire being prominent in the Victorian cotton textile industry.
Hall i’ th’ Wood Museum
This Tudor building, which is Grade I listed, is home to a delightful museum where you can see displays relating to Samuel Crompton who lived there and who invented the spinning mule, and see furniture from the 1600’s and 1700’s, all housed in this lovely timber framed house.
Jumbles Country Park
Here you can enjoy the lovely scenery with its hills, trees, valley, moors and reservoir and walk along the trails taking in the surroundings and wildlife of the park, in peace and tranquility.
Bolton Town Hall
You can book a tour around this Town Hall built in the 19th century in Neoclassical architecture and which is Grade II listed. Visitors can learn about its history and see its features which include the clock tower, impressive pillars, Banqueting Hall and meet the Mayor in his parlour.
Come and have a look at this interesting place where you’ll see artefacts relating to archaeology, nature, art and the history of Bolton. The collections include paintings, ceramics, sculptures, fossils and ancient Egyptian mummies and jewellery, and there is also an aquarium where you’ll see lots of marine and water life such as piranhas, catfish and rays.
St. Peter’s Church
This church was built in the 19th century in Gothic Revival architecture, and you can come and look around this Grade II listed building and see its lovely features which include decorative metalwork, wood panelling, stained glass windows, paintings, wood carving and impressive pipe organ.
This is a charming house which is Grade I listed, and you can see the Great Hall which survives from the 1300’s, Tudor and Victorian additions, timber framing and chapel. The house is situated in lovely flowered gardens with picturesque surroundings of a lake and valley.
Moss Bank Park
This is a lovely picturesque park to visit with trees, flowers and attractive surroundings. There are also lots of activities in the park to enjoy, which include a miniature railway that gives rides and fun playground areas for kids, bowling area, tennis courts and also a funfair.
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