Bolton out and about

Smithills Hall

The Great Hall of Smithills Hall is a Grade I listed building and also a museum. In 1555 this was the place where George Marsh was tried for heresy during the Marian Persecutions. During your visit be sure to see visit the spot where George Marsh allegedly stamped his foot so hard to re-affirm his faith, that a footprint was left in the stone floor..

Bolton Steam Museum

The Bolton Steam Museum is operated by volunteers from the Northern Mill Engine Society who have rescued 25 of the old stationary steam engines which once powered the cotton mills of Lancashire and Yorkshire. It has the largest collection of working steam mill engines in the UK and probably the largest in the world..

Conservation Areas

Bolton's has a whole host of conservation areas, 26 in total. These contain 700 listed buildings, many of which are located in the town centre and are well worthy of a visit. There is plenty of parkland in Bolton including the Victorian Queen's Park, Leverhulme Park and other open spaces in the surrounding areas, perfect spots for a picnic if the weather is nice.

Bolton Museum

Bolton Museum Aquarium and Archive is a place of inspiration, enjoyment and learning. At the Bolton Museum you can learn and enjoy about the fascinating story of Bolton, its places and people. In the Aquarium you can enjoy watching exotic fish including flesh eating piranhas from South America.

Curley's Trout Fishery

Curley's Trout Fishery is a 200 year old reservoir nestled amongst the hills of the West Pennine Moors on the edge of the beautiful Rivington Country Park..

Bolton Town Hall

Situated in the town centre on the site of a former market is the Grade II listed town hall, an imposing neoclassical building designed by William Hill.

The Macron Stadium

If you are interested in watching some football whilst visiting Bolton then you should take a train to Horwich Parkway as the stadium is located a short distance out of the town centre..

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