Visit Bolton and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Bolton, Greater Manchester. Bolton is a busy industrial town. There is an imposing town hall in Classical style by William Hill, 1873.
Bolton's history goes back to before the Conquest but the town became prominent with the development of the cotton industry. It has grown into one of the largest boroughs in Lancashire, although many old mills are now devoted to other manufactures. During the Civil War the town was the scene of a massacre committed by Royalists, and James Stanley, Earl of Derby was beheaded in retaliation by Cromwell. In one of the ancient streets, Churchgate, is Ye Old Man and Scythe, dated 1251, with a statement that in this hostelry Stanley passed his last few hours before execution. At a cottage in Firwood Fold, off Crompton Way on the north-east edge of Bolton, is the birthplace of Samuel Crompton, the inventor of the spinning-mule. Crompton's tomb is in the parish churchyard. The town was also the birthplace of William Hesketh Lever (1851—1925), who became the 1st Viscount Leverhulme. Lever, whose father was a Bolton grocer, began to make soap at Wigan in 1886. He founded Lever Brothers (which became Unilever Ltd after his death) and his Sunlight Soap became well known. Lever bought and restored Hall i' th' Wood; and then, in 1902, presented it to the town, of which he was mayor in 1918. He was Liberal M.P. for the Wirral Division (1906-10), and he built the model village and fine art gallery of Port Sunlight. Bolton also has one of Lancashire's oldest manor houses, Smithills Hall.
Besides St Saviour's in Bolton, there is St Mary's Church at Deane, nearby. It is in the Perpendicular style with a Decorated west tower. The nave and chancel have a continuous roof dated 1570.
Nearby cities: Manchester, Preston
Nearby towns: Bacup, Bury, Chorley, Farnworth, Horwich, Oldham, Radcliffe, Rochdale, Salford, Westhoughton, Wigan
Nearby villages: Astley, Atherton, Belmont, Bolton, Bradshaw, Bromley Cross, Chequerbent, Darcy Lever, Edgworth, Ellenbrook, Elton, Farnworth, Horwich, Kearsley, Little Hulton, Little Lever, Pendlebury, Radcliffe, Ramsbottom, Ringley, Standish, Summerseat, Tottington, Turton, Tyldesley, Walkden, Westhoughton
Have you decided to visit Bolton or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Bolton bed and breakfast (a Bolton B&B or Bolton b and b)
- a Bolton guesthouse
- a Bolton hotel (or motel)
- a Bolton self-catering establishment, or
- other Bolton accommodation