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

Libby Greenhalgh

We are so very lucky to have such beautiful countryside right on our doorstep with amazing views and lots of wildlife to spot. We also have some lovely country parks if you don't want to be quite so wild.

Maggie Savidge

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

Bolton has great special schools, charities and organisations that help to support our children who have additional needs and disabilities, making sure these children don't miss out on opportunities others may have.

Julie O’Brien

I love Bolton because it became home when home was no longer safe.

Bashir Aideed

My son finally got a diagnosis and an EHCP which means he can get the support he requires! All thanks to the lovely teachers, out reach workers in Bolton... that's why we love Bolton!

Kirsty Lawlor

I love Bolton because... Smithills Hall, the open market selling fresh produce, Rivington and the surrounding countryside. What's not to love.


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


We have the loveliest people who would go out of their way to help someone in need. We support each other and our community. We are a town with lots of lovely villages and you don't need to travel far to find beautiful countryside. Bolton stamped on my heart - like a stick of Blackpool rock!


Left Bolton in 1973 to travel the world! Now live in London, still visit "home" annually. I see great changes being made!

Ken Barker

It's such a diverse place. Many different shops available and everybody is always smiling and with the investment into the town itself, it's massively improving and bringing people back to the great town of Bolton. The different world sports stars we have produced and the sports clubs including our beloved Bolton Wanderers FC :)


I've lived here my entire life and adore the growing variety of things to do - be it the quickly developing town centre or the relaxing countryside, there's nowhere else I'd rather have grown up. I've no plans of leaving any time soon!

Jamie Moore

It's where I grew up. People often just focus on the town centre which has improved greatly but I see Bolton as the countryside, the reservoirs and the moors. We're so lucky to have so many beautiful places to wander and explore and get away from our hectic lives. There are not many towns with such a diverse landscape.

Andrea Hamer Chadwick

I love Bolton because it gave me a home. I found love and raised a family here. Bolton people are compassionate and accepting. Bolton has taught my children kindness. Proud to be part of the Bolton family.

Elaine Sessions

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 of our fantastic countryside and cultural and sporting heritage. Warm, welcoming and witty, a wonderful place to live and work.

Karen Fairhurst

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