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BOLTON

CHARACTERFUL & FRIENDLY?

Famous for just about one thing in the world which is Peter Kay. Birthplace, study location and general reference point for all things Peter Kay like, Bolton is the main town situated within the Bolton Metropolitan Borough and is only 20 minutes from Manchester city centre. As England’s largest town it is twined with Le Mans in France and Paderborn in Germany. Bolton’s characterful and colourful nature continues to attract people to the area and with a population of around 262,000 it offers an attractive alternative to the bright lights of city living in an accessible location.

WHAT THE CITY HAS TO OFFER

Bolton is renowned for its theatre tradition with world class shows and performances on offer all year round.

The Octagon Theatrewww.octagonbolton.co.uk/

The award-winning Octagon Theatre is celebrating its 40th Anniversary from September 2007 – June 2008 and it has a host of exciting treats to suit everyone’s tastes during the course of the celebrations. The theatre also boasts many excellent facilities including its own Spotlight Cafe and William Hare Bar.

Also check out The Albert Halls – www.alberthalls-bolton.co.uk/

SHOPPING

Shoppers won’t be disappointed in Bolton with all the favourite high street names plus two department stores. Shoppers will also find one of the largest retail and leisure parks in the UK just out side of the town, the Middlebrook shopping complex. It is home to many shops including Asda, Craftworld, Comet, Curry’s, Holiday Hypermarket, JJB Sport, Pets at Home and Time Computers.

Log on to www.middlebrook-bolton.co.uk/ for more details.

MARKETS

Bolton has a wonderful selection of markets on offer. Bolton Market on Ashburner Street is a traditional market renowned for its fish, fruit and vegetables and is held on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays with a car boot sale every Sunday. Other markets which can be found around Bolton include The Market Hall, open every day and hosts around 70 specialist shops and market stalls, Farnworth Market on King Street and Horwich Market on Curteis Street.

PARKS

Bolton is a centre for both outdoor and indoor leisure activities and as it is situated on the edge of the West Pennines it offers a gateway to many wonderful walking routes. Jumbles Country Park is one of the best known parks in the area offering wonderful facilities including a reservoir for fishing. Lever Park is another extremely popular park in the area which includes the Rivington Pike. This country park is set within the West Pennine Moors and consists of a moorland area of 90 square miles. Smithills Country Park is situated on the edge of the West Pennine Moors and provides breathtaking panoramic views of the Bolton region.

GOING OUT – NIGHT LIFE

Bolton offers a variety of entertainment after the sun has set from nightclubs, late bars and live music to cinema and bowling.

Soundhouse – www.soundhouselive.co.uk/ Bolton’s very own premier live music venue.
Hollywood Bowl – www.hollywoodbowl.co.uk/ 26 ten-pin bowling lanes with cafe and licensed bar.
Vue Cinema – www.myvue.com/ 12-screen licensed cinema with games room and Baskin Robbins ice-cream.

TRANSPORT INFORMATION

By Train – Bolton is connected to all the major cities in the UK on the rail network. The main station can be found in the town centre at;

Trinity Street
Bolton
Lancashire
BL2 1BE

Travel Times – View train times at www.thetrainline.com

· Bolton to Manchester – 25mins

· Bolton to Leeds – approx 1hr 40mins

· Bolton to Newcastle – approx 3hrs 20mins

· Bolton to Edinburgh – approx 3hrs 40mins

· Bolton to Cardiff – approx 4hrs

· Bolton to London – approx 3hrs

By Air – Bolton is just a short journey to Manchester airport (www.manchesterairport.co.uk/) and the town has several airport transfer services on offer operating 24 hours.

Offer return journeys from anywhere in Bolton to Manchester airport for £40.

WHERE TO LIVE

Average house prices in Bolton: usually most property sales in Bolton involve terraced properties which sold in 2016 for on average £97,598. Semi-detached properties sold for an average price of £141,441, while detached properties fetched £261,549. Bolton, with an overall average price of £145,093 was more expensive than nearby Farnworth (£97,498), but was cheaper than Heaton (£161,812) and Lostock (£277,525).

EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION

PRIMARY SCHOOLS

Some of the top performing schools in the area include:

St Peter and St Paul Roman Catholic Primary School

St Maxentius Church of England Primary School

Kearsley West Primary School

St Teresa’s Roman Catholic Primary School

Blackrod Anglican-Methodist Primary School

Oxford Grove Primary School

Queensbridge Primary School

St Columba’s Roman Catholic Primary School

For a full list of primary schools in the Bolton area log on to www.schoolswebdirectory.co.uk.

A-LEVEL

Top schools for A-Level results include:

Bolton School Girls’ Division (Independent)

Bolton School Boys’ Division (Independent)

Canon Slade Church of England School

Turton High School Media Arts College

Thornleigh Salesian College

Westhoughton High School

 

UNIVERSITY EDUCATION

University of Bolton – www.bolton.ac.uk/

Bolton is a relatively new university but is seeing a large rise in applications and a multimillion-pound development programme is underway to move all subjects to the main Deane campus in the centre of town which will be a wonderful boost for the town.

OTHER USEFUL LINKS

LAND REGISTRY – www.landreg.gov.uk

Lytham Office
Birkenhead House
East Beach
Lytham St. Anne’
Lancashire
FY8 5AB

Tel: 01253 849849

COUNTY COURT

Bolton Combined Court Centre
Blackhorse St
Bolton,

BL1 1SU

Tel: 01204 392881

THE CROWN PROSECUTION SERVICE – www.cps.gov.uk

8th floor
Sunlight House
Quay Street
Manchester

M60 3PS

Tel: 0161 827 4700

BOLTON COUNTY COUNCIL – www.bolton.gov.uk/

Bolton Council
Town Hall
Victoria Square
Bolton
BL1 1RU
Tel: 01204 333333

Email: bolton@bolton.gov.uk

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