Stay in our hotel in Bolton and you'll be in a city that's
produced plenty of entertainment. Comedian Peter Kay, boxer Amir
Khan and novelist Monica Ali all hail from these parts. Their
hometown has plenty of history and heritage to its name.
Get a taste of 150 years of industrial innovation and
development at the Fred Dibnah Heritage Centre. In the home of this
world-famous steeplejack, you can enjoy a guided tour of his
workshops and examine the collection of machinery he used. A visit
to Smithhills Hall will take you even further back. It's one of
Britain's original family homes dating back to medieval times.
There are 200 acres of grounds and beautiful gardens, and,
reputedly, a ghost or two.
Bang up-to-date, the Octagon Theatre is the place for great
entertainment, often featuring premieres from the most celebrated
playwrights in the world. Different entertainers take to the stage
at the Reebok Stadium when Bolton's football team defends the