New homes in Bolton
Located a short drive from Manchester (20 minutes) and Liverpool (50 minutes), Bolton is a former mill town and capital of world cotton production. In recent years it has forged ahead in new directions to become a centre for commercial innovation, education and new technology.
Transport Links in Bolton
Bolton is well served by an extensive local and national road network, with the nearby M61, M60, M6 and M62 connecting it to the national motorway network, making it a mere 30 minutes away from Manchester Airport. Bolton Interchange is a major railway station on the West Coast Mainline, served by Virgin, First Transpennine and Northern Rail services, with direct routes to all central Manchester stations.
Bolton is home to many leading data processing companies, call centres, high-tech electronics corporations and IT companies, although in recent years it has developed a reputation as a force in the UK computer gaming industry. One of the world’s most iconic brands, Reebok, has its European headquarters in Bolton, as does the family bakery Warburtons.
Shopping in Bolton
For anyone looking at new homes in Bolton, there are several ideal opportunities for fashion hunting or eating out. The shopping enthusiast will discover Bolton has several large retail centres where a huge range of the UK’s finest high street names can be found. Among these is Crompton Place, which has most of the popular brands. Locals also choose Market Place Bolton due to its wide choice of the latest fashion brands and cafes.
Bolton has a great sporting history. The famous Bolton Wanderers Football Club is passionately followed by local supporters. There are many amateur rugby and cricket competitions in the area, in addition to bowls, running and boxing clubs. Bolton Arena in Horwich also provides a modern multi-sports facility, whilst the spectacular slopes of Rivington Pike are a treat for cyclists and walkers.
Over the past decade the University of Bolton has become a popular place for learning. People from all over the country have been drawn to the university’s great facilities and its excellent academic record. Bolton’s close proximity to Manchester’s social scene has also added to the university’s appeal.
Enjoy the Attractions
Bolton has a range of exciting attractions including The Albert Halls, Octagon Theatre, Bolton Museum and Art Gallery, Hall i' th' Wood, Smithills Hall and Country Park and the famous Bolton Steam Museum.