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Bolton is a large and magnificent town built on the north-west of England in the Manchester country. Note the city is the administrative center of the Bolton region. Another large city, Manchester, is located for far away from Bolton.
Bolton is a town in Greater Manchester (the distance to the city is approximately 16 kilometers). In the past, it was an important textile center. In the 14th century, first Flemish weavers … Open
Initially this city was built in the second part of the 19th century. At that time the city was a district. In 1644 the territory of the modern Bolton was used as a battlefield during the Civil War.
We should definitely mention the fact that this city has its own parliament. This made Bolton less popular at one time, because the city was located in the royalist region.

When the parliament was yet about to be created, Rupert Pfalcskiy tried to seize the city. At that time took place one of the scariest facts in the history of the city – the Bolton Massacre, during which were killed over 1600 people. During the time of the World War II Bolton was turned into a large center of the textile industry. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Back in the 14th century, Bolton was a famous mill town that was prosperous through the Industrial Revolution. Therefore, there is nothing strange in the fact that the town has a rich … Open
Nowadays the city features well-developed infrastructure and here you will find large number of industrial complexes, educational facilities, museums, cultural centers, and rich choice of entertainments. Sure, these places of interest and sights couldn’t have been left unnoticed, so Bolton traditionally attracts people from all over the world.
In Bolton there are attractions for all tastes; Smithills Hall is very popular among those fond of talking walks to the historical places. Built in the 15th century, today it is one of the oldest estates in the North West of England. During the reconstruction of this ancient manor, a number of pristine medieval elements was preserved; in 1963 an interesting museum was opened in the historic building. Among its exhibits suits of local residents which have been popular hundreds years ago can be seen, as well as other various household items. On the estate there is another interesting monument - the church of the 15th century, in which an old pipe-body is stored. 
All fans of shopping have one primary location in Bolton – the Bolton Market Hall. One of the oldest markets in the country, it was established in 1855. At that time, it was also the … Open
Bolton never ceases to attract sports fans; in the city there is the famous Reebok stadium. The opening took place in 1997, and it is designed for 28,000 spectators. In this modern stadium, which is one of the most beautiful and largest in the country, soccer matches and other sporting events are regularly hosted. Also, the stadium is the venue for the charity exhibitions and various cultural events. 
The Medieval Bolton Castle is considered to be one of the most well-preserved and interesting places to visit in the UK. Its construction began in 1378 and lasted more than 20 years, it is in this castle, Scottish Queen Mary Stuart remained in custody in the second half of the 16th century. Today, visitors of the castle are able to take a stroll along its ancient halls and to look into the most hidden corners; there is even a national restaurant “Bolton Castle Tea Room” located in the castle. Special attractions are the ancient gardens surrounding the castle, which are incredibly interesting, too. Today in the gardens more than 50 kinds of herbs and spices grow, many of which are used for cooking in the restaurant. 
1. The majority of shops and shopping centers work from 9 am to 5 pm. Fans of shopping will like stores that have the «Buy one, get one free» sign. That means that there is a sale or other … Open
The majority of the historical attractions of Bolton is concentrated on the territory of its historical district. Here you can stroll through the large old square, next to which is a magnificent town hall. In many of historical buildings located in Bolton today are attractive restaurants and shops. In the historic area there are several hotels open for tourists.
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Reference information
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Bolton
♥   Castle 'Turton Tower' , 5.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Towers of Mens' , 23.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Dobroyd Castle' , 25.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Ashton Hall' , 28.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Buckton Castle' , 28.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Bolton
♥   Regional Park 'Stones Country' , 123.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Bolton and around
♥   Art museum 'Manchester Art Gallery' Manchester, 17.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Bolton from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

House Garden of Anne and Robin Strange

From the series “Unique Living Houses”
For many years, gardeners have attracted many fans. One woman even sends spouses certificates for a floral shop, so they they can supplement their collection with new items. The most difficult part of caring about the garden is daily watering a vast number of flowers. Recently, the couple has equipped an area with a modern irrigation system, with which the gardening has become much easier. The house of Stranges is close to the road, so it’s well known to many motorists, who are often driving these places. It won’t be difficult for curious tourists to find it too. … Read further

Sandcastle Waterpark

From the series “The Greatest and Fanciest Water Parks”
In addition to various rides, an excellent spa that features several kinds of saunas and massages, is available to guests. A nicely decorated lazy river, a children's playground with a mock of a pirate ship, Dueling Dragons coasters, and a luxurious pool with fountains represent entertainment options waiting for visitors in the water park. There is also the so-called Hyperzone with the most extreme rides, including Masterblaster slide, Montazooma slide, unusually-shaped Sidewinder and Aztec Falls that is considered the most unusual slide of the aquapark. … Read further
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