Bolton's heritage

Bolton's heritage

Bolton’s wonderful heritage lives on through its canals, coal, cotton, railways and of course its people. Famous Bolton names include Samuel Crompton, Fred Dibnah and others whose character, work and inventions have left an imprint on Bolton.

Please see the heritage guides below which are available to download to help you start exploring!

Bolton’s Industrial Heritage - Borough Wide

Bolton’s Industrial Heritage Town Centre Walking Trail

Horwich's Heritage Town Centre Walking Trail

The Crompton Trail

Bolton Life

Other places of interest



Enjoy a family day out in Bolton...

If you enjoy nothing better than some quality time out with your favourite little people there is a great range of activities for all the family to enjoy a top day out in Bolton.

Horwich, a gateway to the West Pennine Moors

If you're looking for somewhere out of town that's a little bit different then why not take a trip to Horwich.

Visit our award winning markets

Bolton has a long heritage as a bustling market town with four to choose from.

Bolton town centre, you'll find it all here...

Bolton Town Centre has a great range of high street names and independent retailers, places to eat and relax.