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Bolton is one of the biggest towns in the UK – and added to that, it is a town with big ambitions, great people, considerable talent, generous hospitality and vibrant energy.

The Summer of 2002 brings the Commonwealth Games to Bolton, an event which is being looked forward to by everyone interested in sport. But there’s much more than that!

There is a huge programme of celebrations and cultural activity throughout the Borough, to enhance the lives of everyone in the town and surrounding districts. These events not only embrace the Spirit of Friendship Festival that surrounds the Games, but go much further to include everyone. It is a practical demonstration of all the work done by the Council and a demonstration of strategies in action.

Bolton has a wide range of facilities, so, whatever you want to do, play sports and games, swim, visit the theatre, historic houses and heritage sites, museums, libraries, retail parks, cinemas, it’s all there for you!

Bolton is also a town which has acres of country parks within easy reach, giving everyone the freedom of the countryside with the knowledge that the Ranger Service is on hand to help you enjoy the outdoors to the full.

Add to this a full programmed of organised events, official and community based, you won’t have to go far to be entertained. The town has a historic and diverse culture and, whatever culture means to you, there will always be something that will appeal to you.

local area - parks and countryside

smithills hall and park

Smithills Hall is a grade 1 listed building with some of the best examples of Medieval, Tudor and Victorian architecture, Lovingly restored and keeping the best traditions in tact. Set in 2,000 acres of woodland, farmland and moorland on the edge of the West Pennine Moors, Smithills Country Park offers superb views over Bolton and the surrounding area. There are four self-guided tours around the park with leaflets available on each. Countryside Rangers are available to work with schools and groups (booking required). The park also includes, Smithills open farm, and Smithills.

North Manchester Town Hall
bolton by Night
smithfields Hall
Lowery Centre

With three continental style shopping malls, department stores, speciality shops and renowned fish market in Bolton town centre, a host of mill and factory shops across the borough and the North West's largest leisure and retail park at Middlebrook (Reebok Stadium), shopping in Bolton is a major draw for millions of visitors every year. Bolton is also a stone throw away from Manchester, which has developed several large shopping developments for those who like to spend. The Lowry Designer Outlet and The Trafford Center are the very latest new developments with over 150 designer outlets and also consisting of a very large and attractive food court and also the home of the largest multiplex cinema in the UK . Manchester has also benefited from its new refurbished city center with over 500 retail outlets including Selfridges, Marks & Spencers, Debenhams, and several quality restaurants.

Bolton also offeres, unique drama at the award winning Octagon Theatre, concerts in the Albert Halls, national touring exhibitions at Bolton Museum, the latest films at two multi screen cinemas, national sporting and Commonwealth events at Bolton Arena - and one of the country's principal outdoor shows - Bolton Show…… that’s just a small sample of the year round mix of cultural and sporting entertainment on offer in town.

bolton entertainment

Bolton is located off the A666 and has excellent links with the M61, M60, M62. Our smart and attractive Train station also have regular trains running to various destinations of the UK. Bolton also benefits from the Metro link that runs regularly through the city of Manchester which links to Piccadilly train station and also a full bus service. Manchester & Liverpool Airports are located approximately 35 minutes from our Bolton office.
Bolton has achieved its reputation for the outstanding performance of the Bolton Institute, it is also approximately 25 minutes from the University of Manchester, and it is one of the most popular universities in the country, receiving more applications than almost any other university in the UK.