Bolton Council has relaunched its official tour guide website as the town continues to welcome back visitors and show off everything the borough has to offer.

Visit Bolton brings everything you need directly to one convenient place, including things to do, places to see, where to eat, shop and stay, and how to get the very best deals.

It is the perfect companion for Bolton residents and visitors alike, showcasing upcoming events, including the famous Food and Drink Festival and the thrilling Ironman weekend.

These events, alongside the council’s ongoing regeneration masterplan, are helping to make the town centre a more vibrant and exciting place to live, work and visit.

Outside of the centre itself, the borough has plenty more for visitors to enjoy with easy access to stunning countryside and ongoing council investment in the district centres.

Bolton Council’s deputy leader, Cllr Hilary Fairclough, said: “Bolton has always brought in visitors from across the UK and beyond thanks to our spectacular scenery, word-class events and a reputation as one of the country’s friendliest towns.

“The relaunch of Visit Bolton is part of a broader plan to bring even more people to our borough, boost the economy and support local businesses.

“But it isn’t just for tourists, the site is a great place for residents to find the best deals and find great ideas for local days out.”

Bolton has lots of attractions for all times of the year and something for everyone.

So if you are interested in finding out about our past then perhaps Bolton Library and Museum is one place you could visit.

At the minute, they have an exhibition on the archive of famous Bolton architects, Bradshaw Gass & Hope.

Bradshaw Gass & Hope was founded in Bolton in 1862 by Jonas James Bradshaw (1837-1912).

Locally, they are best-known as the designers of Le Mans Crescent, which was completed in 1939.

Bradshaw Gass & Hope has worked from the same offices on Silverwell Street since 1871.

In 2022, the firm celebrates 160 continuous years of service in Bolton.

The ‘Building Bolton: The Bradshaw Gass & Hope Story’ opened on Saturday April 2, and runs until next weekend on Sunday, June 26.

For those wanting to enjoy the great outdoors, Bolton has some superb moorland scenery set amidst miles of countryside and lakes where you can walk or cycle for hours but can always find a top spot for a picnic.

On the website you can find out more about the great attractions including Barrow Bridge, Smithills Hall, Moses Gate Country Park, Queens Park, Hall i’th’ Wood and Smithills Open Farm.

Smithills Farm also provides a great place for the family to visit and get closer to nature finding out about all of the animals on the farm.

Also, for those with a sporty interest, Bolton is obviously the home to Bolton Wanderers where you can watch the footie supporting Ian Evatt’s side at the University of Bolton Stadium.

On the Visit Bolton website, you can find out more about how the stadium is hosting two Rugby League World Cup 2021 games, a significant England game and a Quarter Final.

Bolton will also be home to the French national team during the competition and will use our town as their training base. We will be cheering them and their supporters hopefully all the way to the final with England.

With their links to Fred Dibnah, there is also the Bolton Steam Museum which is operated by volunteers from the Northern Mill Engine Society who have rescued 25 of the old stationary steam engines which once powered the cotton mills of Lancashire and Yorkshire. It has the largest collection of working steam mill engines in the UK and probably the largest in the world.

Also, you can find out about places to visit including their links to Peter Kay such as St Gregory’s Social Club and the Albert Halls.

If you like to be entertained then a visit to Bolton would not be complete without going to the Octagon Theatre – which has a rich history of being the first theatre to be built since World War One.

For more information about the attractions in Bolton, head on over to or alternatively check them out on social media Facebook- @visitbolton, Instagram- @visit_bolton and on Twitter- @VisitBolton.