Bolton boasts world class attractions.

The annual Food and Drink Festival, organised by Bolton Council, is one of the best in the country, attracting thousands to the town centre each August bank holiday weekend, featuring celebrity chefs, including festival regular James Martin.

The Museum’s newly-renovated Egyptology department has a collection that is arguably one of the most important in a British local authority museum, numbering around 12,000 objects.

Ironman UK has become a regular summer fixture, as competitors from across the globe compete in an incredible feat of endurance.

The Octagon Theatre presents world class productions and Bolton has a high national and global profile thanks to historical figures including Samuel Crompton and Lord Leverhulme, as well as celebrities from film, TV and radio, including Peter Kay, Fred Dibnah, Sir Ian McKellen, Nat Lofthouse, Robert Shaw, Frank Finley, Sara Cox, Vernon Kay, Paddy McGuinness, Danny Jones and boxer Amir Khan.

The beautiful countryside of the West Pennine Moors is on the town’s doorstep. Bolton Wanderers Football Club, which plays at the University of Bolton Stadium in Horwich, was a founder member of the football league in 1888 and has a long and proud in the local community.