Visit Bolton

Bolton has a great range of places  to visit, places where you can learn more about our history and culture, places to entertain the family or just somewhere where you can escape to our fabulous countryside and relax.


Getting here


Bolton’s great location makes it the ideal place for a day out or a short break, by road or rail - Get directions. We're only 12 miles from Manchester city centre and 20 miles from Manchester Airport - making it the perfect base for exploring both Greater Manchester and the best of the North West.




Bolton's easily accessible by road - the M60, M61 and M6 are all on our doorstep - so you can base yourself here and get out and about into the rugged beauty of the West Pennine Moors. See car parks in Bolton.



Manchester International airport is located 20 miles from the town centre. It's an easy connection by train to Bolton, often with direct trains or a very simple connection at Manchester Piccadilly train station. Allow 40 mins - 60 mins for the journey. 


The local bus service is an easy and affordable way to see the region, day tickets can be purchased that offer unlimited travel on many of the services. For more information visit :




Metro : 01204 520000

Orbit : 01204 465555
Pal: 01204 861010

Union: 01204 399399

S & D: 01204 704040

Sponsors and Supporting Partners

Light Cinema, Market Place, Bolton, BL1 2AL