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City break in Bolton. Active leisure ideas for Bolton - attractions, recreation and nightlife

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 “largest covered market in the kingdom”. As the town was developing, the market hall was rebuilt as well, until it was reopened under another name, Market Place Shopping Centre by Queen Elizabeth II, in 1988. A few years ago, the center opened after a multi-million-pound refurbishment. The shopping center still has its original Victorian Vaults, but got more retail space, new restaurants and cafes, and a modern cinema theater. The shopping center has many stores that offer clothes, jewelry, perfumes, children goods, accessories, and much more. Moreover, there is a special playground for children, so it is a family-friendly destination.
During several latest decades, the culinary habits and traditions of local people have changed significantly. Nowadays, French, Spanish, and Chines cuisines are no less popular than … Open
For many travelers, Bolton is a stop on their way to exploring breathtaking West Pennine Moors. All fans of outdoor recreation are recommended to spend a day outside the town, enjoying gritstone crags and low hills, the spectacular Pennine range, and the Irwell River. Fans of hiking usually take a bus to Horwich – there is a number of amazing hiking routes that start from there.
Horwich itself is also worth exploring. It is a charming small town, which primary occupation was milling. Despite its small size, the town is home to Bolton Wanderers football club and the magnificent USN Bolton Arena that often hosts interesting competitions of the national level. Families with children may also like the Middlebook Retail and Leisure Park – it is easy to spend half a day there. Horwich Heritage Center is the right place for everyone interested in the history of this area. The exhibition is dedicated to the town’s development in different years and the locomotive history it had in the past. Copyright
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
Bolton is a true gem for all fans of outdoor activities. A short drive will take tourists to incredibly beautiful places, such as Rivington Country Park where spectacular hilltop views, woodland paths, and moors await for new guests. The park overlooks Rivington village in Lancashire. Even though the village is already a part of Lancashire, the distance to Bolton is short and a bus ride will take a bit longer than half an hour. Rivington Pike, one of the most famous parts of the park, is located at a height of 363 meters on the western high point of Winter Hill. It’s a fantastic area for hiking and observing the picturesque surroundings. From the pike, it is possible to see Blackpool Tower, the West Lancashire Plain, the mountains of the Lake District, and even the mountains of Wales.
Continue exploration of the park by visiting Rivington Reservoir and the Rivington Hall estate. On a nearby hill, visitors will see Rivington Castle, which is a replica of the famous Liverpool Castle. Many old buildings in this part of the park have become covered by water when the reservoir was filled, but when the water level is low, it is still possible to see them. Other landmarks of the park include the Pigeon Tower, Leverhulme’s Terraced Gardens, and the Bungalow Grounds also known as the Chinese Gardens.
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
Tourists, who do not want to leave Bolton, will still find many fun activities to do. Bolton Albert Halls and the Octagon Theatre regularly offer interesting shows and stage performances. As the repertoire is wide, everyone will easily find something to fit their taste. The schedule of upcoming shows and ticket booking are available on official websites of the venues. The town’s libraries and museums also regularly offer entertaining activities, many of which are family oriented and absolutely free to enter. Interesting master classes, storytelling sessions, crafts, and object handling, fish feeding, as well as many other exciting activities wait for guests of these events.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Bolton and surroundings

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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 pret-parks
Amusement parks near Bolton
♥   Amusement park 'Gulliver’s World' , 23.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Knowsley Safari Park' , 30.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Southport Pleasureland' , 39.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Blackpool Pleasure Beach' , 47.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Diggerland' , 70.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all aquaparks
Water attractions around Bolton
♥   Water park 'Sandcastle' Blackpool, 47.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Calypso Cove at the Barnsley Metrodome' Barnsley, South Yorkshire, 63.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Water World' Stoke-on-Trent, 63.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Alton Towers Waterpark' Staffordshire, 75.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Bolton
♥   Restaurant 'Damson' Salford. Type - Modern cuisine. 15 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Peacock Room at The Crimble' Rochdale. Type - Modern cuisine. 15.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Second Floor Brasserie at Harvey Nichols' Manchester. Type - Modern British. 16.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Manchester House' Manchester. Type - Modern cuisine. 16.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'San Carlo Bottega' Manchester. Type - Italian. 16.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sites around Bolton from our surveys on extreme Earth places

House Garden of Anne and Robin Strange

From the series “Unique Living Houses”
Back home, they decided to do something like that. For many years, the Strange couple was turning a modest house in a flower miracle. Facade of the building is almost completely hidden behind hanging basket with plants. Hundreds of different flowers are planted around the building too. It’s a great work to care about this house. The couple begins each year with buying seeds and bulbs of flowers, growing them in a greenhouse, and then transplanting in hanging pots or in the garden. … Read further

Sandcastle Waterpark

From the series “The Greatest and Fanciest Water Parks”
The water park in Blackpool is the largest in the UK. Besides that, the aquapark is one of the ten most popular in the world. The facility can boast with the largest water slide in the world called Master Blaster; its length is 250 meters. Since the water park features a relatively small area, it was impossible to place the whole ride inside. Rings of the slide are set beyond the facade of the building, so they can be seen from the street. Sandcastle Waterpark has another nice feature. It is suitable for recreation of disabled people. … Read further
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Guide to your best city break in Bolton - popular places for recreation and leisure. Things to do during the day in Bolton - attractions, parks, beaches, aquaparks, racing tracks, biking trails or waterski. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) where to spend your time in the evening (bars, discos, clubs, etc.). We share some good ideas and the question 'What to do in Bolton?' disappears immediately. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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