Bolton is known for its friendly and welcoming people and its proud industrial heritage.

The borough has a population of 296,000 [2021 Census] and is made up of nine neighbourhoods. It has lots to offer: beautiful countryside close to the West Pennine Moors, historic buildings, The Octagon Theatre, Albert Halls Bolton, countryside parks, and a world-class museum and art gallery that includes an Egyptology gallery.

Among the borough’s cultural events is Bolton Food and Drink Festival which features celebrity chefs such as James Martin, Ainsley Harriot and The Hairy Bikers. The IRONMAN UK triathlon attracts competitors from around the world and Ironkids is the world’s largest fun run.

Photograph of Bolton Town Hall