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Located in the North West of England, Bolton is a major UK city in the district of Greater Manchester. Bolton lies just 10 miles from Manchester and is close to the West Pennine Moors, making it a desirable location for those looking for a reasonable commute during the week, with the option of outdoor pursuits during the weekend.
Bolton was largely involved in the manufacture of textiles, particularly during the industrial revolution. Today this has been replaced, for the most part, by wholesale and retail trade. Heavy industry in Bolton has also been replaced by serviced based industry such as call centres, IT and data processing. Although Bolton does still employ people in some of its more traditional industry sectors such as paper manufacturing and steel to name but a few. Some of Bolton’s more famous economic exports at present are the European headquarters for Reebok and the family bakers Warburtons.
Bolton is also a popular destination for visitors, with tourism playing a part in the city’s economic balance. There is a wealth of shopping centres, markets, pubs and restaurants, retail parks and leisure facilities. Bolton is also due to benefit from a number of regeneration projects in the coming years which should also increase its attraction to home buyers around the UK.
Things to see in Bolton
Due to its historic heritage there is plenty to do and see in Bolton. The city is home to 26 areas of conservation and contains as many as 700 listed buildings. Check out the Grade II listed town hall or Great Hall of Smithills. If you want some fresh air then the Victorian Queen’s Park is also a great place to see. For a taste of Bolton’s trade history check out one of many mills that still exist today, such as the Swan Lane Mills.
Transport in Bolton
Bolton has extensive transport links both within the city and to the rest of the nation. The city is served by the A6 and A666dual carriageway, making Bolton easily accessible. Bolton is also on the Manchester stretch of the West Coast Mainline, meaning those commuting to Manchester can do so in 30 minutes. This ease of accessibility makes Bolton a popular option for those working in larger nearby cities, who want a more affordable option for living.
Buying in Bolton
If you’re looking to settle down in Bolton try looking in Horwich. Located to the North West of Bolton it is more affluent and as a result more expensive than other areas to the North East of the city in particular. However it provides the option of a more peaceful pace of life, within a close commuting distance to the city centre.
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