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Gateway to the West Pennine Moors

Once a small railway town, the Bolton district of Horwich is now a vibrant hub of activity, home to Bolton Wanderers and the Macron Stadium. With its own shopping centre, the Middlebook Retail and Leisure Park, it's no wonder visitors love coming here. Horwich sits on the southern edge of the West Pennine Moors, a huge stretch of sprawling moorland. Climb Rivington Pike for breathtaking views across the moor, and if you're feeling brave, there's even a Go Ape Nearby.

Tour the home grounds of the North West football greats

The home of the Bolton Wanderers is a must-see for football fans visiting Horwich. The stunning Macron Stadium is open to visitors four days a week and offers a comprehensive tour of the entire stadium. Visit the players' dressing rooms, retrace the steps of your favourite managers at the dug-outs, and even walk down the players' tunnels. Make sure you book ahead to avoid disappointment.

Discover Horwich through the ages

Horwich has a fascinating history, and you can learn all about it at the interactive Horwich Heritage Centre. With exhibitions including a Victorian kitchen, a Horwich pub and a reconstruction of the entrance to Wilderswood Mine. Planning a trip to Horwich? Travelodge Bolton Central River Street Hotel places you in central Bolton for great links to the area, including Manchester. The Travelodge Preston Chorley Hotel is also a great choice for a cheap central hotel.