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Best things to do in Bolton District

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Natural Feature
“Great for walkers, cyclists, joggers, horseriders or people just wanting some fresh air”
6 locals recommend
Lodging
“Super successful out of town retail park, featuring all your favourite retailers; plus cinema, bowling, Bolton Wanderers stadium, Bolton Arena etc etc”
5 locals recommend
Museum
“Walks and tearoom available: Turton tower is a house that has been evolving over the last 500 years. From a stone tower house in the 1400s, to the home of the Tudor Orrell and, later, the Victorian Kay Families, Turton Tower has been altered and adapted to suit the needs and tastes of those who lived here. It is because of these changes that Turton Tower is of national importance and unique in Northwest England. Today it still captures the spirit of those ages and displays some of the finest paintings and furniture in the region. Turton Tower is owned and run by Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council.”
3 locals recommend
Premise
“Good walk from the studio up to the Tower built in Victorian times to honour Sr Robert Peel. Great views towards Manchester on way and the moors the other. ”
2 locals recommend
Bar
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“Our favourite restaurant. Simply the best Italian for miles. Fabulous gardens... great views...”
2 locals recommend
Farm
“There are tractor rides, meet and greets, pets corner, a dairy farm and ICE CREAM! It is a fantastic setting for kids.”
2 locals recommend
Stadium
1 local recommends
Sports Club
1 local recommends
Park
“Clifton Country Park Local Nature Reserve is approximately 48 hectares of scenic urban fringe countryside in Salford, with woods, meadows, ponds and a lake to explore and remnants of the city's industrial past to discover. It is hidden away in the Irwell Valley just a few miles from Salford city centre and easily accessible from the A666. The Country Park was designated a Local Nature Reserve in 2005, and in 2006 and 2007 it was awarded a prestigious Green Flag award.”
1 local recommends
Establishment
1 local recommends
Steakhouse
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1 local recommends
Natural Feature
“Local park nature park with a large lake in the middle of it - nice to walk around, or if you're into fishing, there are plenty of fish to be caught in here. My dad goes up here often with his fishing tackle and has a nice relaxing day.”
1 local recommends
Museum
“Atlas Mills in Bolton were, in their heyday, one of the largest concentrations of cotton spinning capacity on one site in the country, with over 400,000 spindles in use and some 2,000 people employed. The area is rich with history, especially the cotton industry in and around Manchester and Bolton. ”
2 locals recommend
Premise
1 local recommends
Restaurant
1 local recommends