IT is the home to Peter and Paddy. It's a foodie haven thanks to pasties, pies and a whole host of goodies.

Here's your Bolton bucket list of things you just can't miss when you're making a visit.

1) St Gregory's Social Club, Farnworth

Kicking off the list is one of the most recognisable venues in the nation. Church Street plays host to the original Pheonix Club from the comedy which first brought legends Peter Kay, Paddy McGuinness and Dave Spikey into living rooms across the country. The club is always open to visitors and guided tours are available for fans.

2) Bolton Central Library, Museum, Aquarium and Archive

The sandy building has stood proud on Le Mans Crescent since 1939 and is one of Britain's oldest public aquariums. Fast-forward more than 70 years and a new, multi-million pound Egyptology wing has just opened at Bolton Museum. There's plenty of stories to get immersed in, not only from continents afar but closer to home, too.

3) University of Bolton Stadium

Celebrate the goals of today alongside the legacy of historic players, managers and fans at Bolton Wanderers' stadium. For music lovers, The Killers and Little Mix have played to crowds there in the last year alone, following in the footsteps of Oasis in the early 2000s. Tours and merchandise are available.

4) Pastie shops

Bolton is famed for its pastries with national high street bakeries such as Greenhalgh's and The Pound Bakery originating in the town. However two of the most iconic places to tuck into a pastie are exclusive to Bolton. Carrs Pasties and Ye Olde Pastie Shoppe are two of the finest around with the latter being founded in 1898.

5) One of the UK's oldest pubs

Why not wash down that meat and potato pastie in one the oldest pubs in the entire country - Ye Olde Man and Scythe. You can try one of their flavoured perries or a pint of their eye-wateringly strong Thatchers Cider.

6) The Albert Halls

At the very heart of the town is one of Bolton's best venues. The 670-seat theatre has seen Bolton heroes from Peter Kay to Ian McKellen grace the stage. The award winning actor will even be returning to the hallowed Halls this year to ring in his 80th birthday.