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Bolton Introduction

Bolton is a former industrial town located 13 miles north of Manchester, in north-west England. It was once known for its textile industry and cotton mills, and today, it's a thriving market town surrounded by picturesque national parks. You can explore the town's history at Bolton Steam Museum, which is housed in an old mill, take a riverside walk at Jumbles Country Park or visit bustling Bolton Market. There's a wealth of interesting architecture in the city, plus an abundance of bars, restaurants and theatres to enjoy.

Hotels in Bolton

Hotels in Bolton are a mix of mid-range 3- and 4-star accommodations near the town centre, or small and friendly guesthouses set in residential properties. Larger Bolton hotels offer superb amenities, with spa and wellness centres, swimming pools, gyms and parking available, while smaller cheap Bolton hotels include breakfast, comfortable rooms and ensuite facilities. There are discount hotels to suit all tastes and budgets, whether you are travelling with a group of friends for a weekend break, or wish to celebrate a special occasion with family and friends.

In the last hour, the most popular choices were:

  • McKean House, which has been booked 5 times; click McKean House for more info.
  • Bolton Whites, which has been booked 5 times; click Bolton Whites for more info.
  • Highgrove Guest House, which has been booked 5 times; click Highgrove Guest House for more info.

Where to stay

There are great Bolton hotel deals to be found in and around the city centre. If you wish to be close to markets, shops, dining and nightlife, then a place close to Deansgate and Topp Way will suit you. These accommodations are within a short walk of Bolton Museum, Aquarium and Archives, markets, shops and restaurants. Sports fans may wish to stay close to the newly-named University of Bolton Stadium, home of championship football club Bolton Wanderers. Alternatively, if you want to spend time shopping and sightseeing in Manchester during your stay, select hotels close to Worsley, Salford and Trafford Park.

Things to see

Whether you wish to explore Bolton's industrial heritage, wander through country parks or shop till you drop, you can do it all in this charming northern town. If you're a history buff, Bolton Steam Museum is a great place to begin your journey. Discover how the textile mills operated and see machinery and engines that were key to the manufacturing process. Lovers of the great outdoors will enjoy a reservoir walk at Jumbles Country Park. The park is a haven of lush woodlands and rolling hills, and there's a cafe where you can enjoy a warming drink as you gaze out onto the water. In the heart of the town is Bolton Market, which has a reputation as the best food market in north-west England. Before you depart the town, be sure to sample some traditional black pudding, tuck into a Lancashire hotpot or munch a tasty Eccles cake in one of the town's many eateries.

How to get to Bolton

Bolton is easy to reach via all modes of transport. If you plan to drive, it's just off the M61 motorway, and a few miles east of the M6. There's a sizeable train station, which operates commuter services to Manchester, Preston and Wigan, and a local line that runs north to Blackburn, in Lancashire. If you don't fancy driving or taking the train, you can travel by bus into Manchester and a variety of Lancashire cities, and if you are arriving by air, Manchester International airport is just 20 miles away.