Bolton as a place to live

Being part of the Greater Manchester region, Bolton is the main of eight townships within Bolton Metropolitan Borough covering 140 square kilometres (54 square miles), the remaining townships alphabetically are Blackrod, Farnworth, Horwich, Kearsley, Little Lever, South Turton and Westhoughton.

Bolton has got a lot to offer from museums jam-packed with ancient artifacts to breathtaking countryside and everything else in between, award-winning attractions, behind the scenes tours, fast-paced sport and leisurely country walks. The choice is yours, with some notable landmarks including;

– Barrow Bridge Village: A former industrial village comprising the former homes of mill workers and the stream once used to power waterwheels.
– Little Theatre: An award-winning little theatre showing seven plays a season – offering classics to comedy.
– Museum, Aquarium and Archive: A place of inspiration, enjoyment and learning, right in the heart of town where you can enjoy the fascinating story of Bolton, its places and its people, alongside brilliant displays of Art, Egyptology, Archaeology, Botany and Zoology.
– Firwood Fold: The birthplace of Samuel Crompton – inventor of the Spinning Mule which revolutionised the cotton industry. Step back over 500 years at Firwood Fold, the charming hamlet of former farm workers’ cottages.
– Hall i’ th’ Wood Museum: This Grade 1 architecturally listed16th century half-timbered hall is one of the northwest’s most important buildings. Enjoy displays of 17th and early 18th century furniture, objects and artifacts.

…..and so much more!

From a transport perspective, Bolton is well served by the local road network and national routes. The A6, a major north–south trunk road, passes to the west through Hunger Hill and Westhoughton. The A666 dual carriageway is a spur from the M61/M60 motorway interchange through the town centre to Astley Bridge, Egerton, Darwen and Blackburn. The M61 has three dedicated junctions serving the borough.

A network of local buses serves the Bolton district and beyond.

Bolton Interchange railway line is located on the Manchester loop of the West Coast Mainline by trains passing through Manchester Piccadilly station.

The station is part of a town-centre transport interchange with services to Manchester, Wigan, Southport, Blackburn and intermediate stations.

Educationally, Bolton is well served including;

– Bolton School: An independent day school comprising a co-educational nursery and infant school (Beech House) and single sex junior (ages 7–11) and senior schools (with sixth forms). With almost 2,400 pupils it is one of the largest independent day schools in the country.
– Ladybridge High School
– Sharples School
– Smithills School
– Thornleigh Salesian College
– Withins School.
– Bolton College: Providing further education from sites throughout the borough.
– Bolton Sixth Form College comprises the Town Centre Campus and Farnworth Campus.
– The University of Bolton: Formerly Bolton Institute of Higher Education, it gained university status in 2005.

Other Places To Live In Greater Manchester

Whilst this page focuses on Bolton, why not take a look at some of the other places to live in Greater Manchester.

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