I love Bolton because...
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Bolton is where I found my roots. Life wasn't great, but I came here and met my wife, had my three beautiful daughters and made a life for myself.

Matthew Barnes

So much to love about Bolton. The countryside. The history. Rivington Terrace Gardens is an absolute gem. Most of all the kind, funny, friendly people. This is not my place of birth but I can't imagine living anywhere else.


I love Bolton because you are no more than a 10 minute drive from a lodge, river, hills, parks or shops. Take your pick where to go today to see the sights, historical or modern.

Rachel Chamberlain

I love Bolton because the libraries and museums service is awesome! The range of activities, wealth of resources and brilliant staff!

Libby Greenhalgh

Bolton is Positive, Because It Cares, Because Bolton Includes Everyone and Never says No!


I live outside Bolton in Bury but it's nice to visit Bolton. My grandchildren love Moses Gate Country Park, Jumbles Country Park. But for me also I love the choice of stores at Middlebrook Retail and Leisure Park for retail therapy. Bring our bikes to Rivington Pike so we can enjoy as a family.

Jean Kenyon

I love Bolton because of the excellent events hosted in Bolton for all ages throughout the year!


I love Bolton because of our beautiful parks and recreation spaces, our wild moors, historic houses, and magnificent Crescent and Town Hall, and how proud we are of our Lancashire roots.


I was born here and attended a great school, Smithills Grammar School, where I made lifelong friends.There is beautiful countryside, easily accessible. Bolton has a magnificent Town Hall, the Central Library, The Octagon Theatre, a great Cinema, and friendly people.

Diane Cowley

It welcomed my Mum and Dad when they arrived from Ireland and its people became friends and family to me and to my brothers, daughters and sons since.

Ged Gallagher

I love Bolton because I can walk on the moors with my husband and my dog.

Sharon Bleackley

I love Bolton because it has a vibrant diverse community, full of culture which makes you feel proud to be part of.

Abeda Hanslod

I love Bolton because it took my Grandmother in as a refugee after WW2 and continues to welcome refugees fleeing war and persecution around the world.

Leah Fostyk

It's a place of contrast, the interface between conurbation and wild country, the old and the new. It's a place of change, people arriving, new development, businesses, ideas, new beers, but where constants remain, friends, values, Victorian buildings, football, X Records. It's a place of great character and a fine place to call home!

Iain Crossland

I am in the navy, & work away a lot, and there is nowhere in the word that calls to me like Bolton. It’s my home, & always will be. I love the people, the accent, all the great things to do & most of all, I love Bolton because it’s home. When I’ve been away a while the homesickness kicks in & I think about MY hometown & how I can’t wait to come home.

Reece Scholes

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