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A warm welcome in Bolton

The University of Bolton sits just on the outskirts of town, 10 minutes' walk from Bolton town centre. Start at the quirky, 15th century Bolton Museum, which also houses an aquarium with an impressive selection of tropical fish. The newly refurbished, award-winning Bolton Market is perfect for socialising, offering craft ale and burger stalls as well as fresh fruit and veg. Queen's is a classic Victorian park, perfect for a relaxing stroll or family picnic.

Tour the Pennine Moors

Just ten minutes by car from the University of Bolton sits the gorgeous village of Barrow Bridge. Created during the industrial revolution, the model village draws visitors thanks to its cute cottages, eponymous bridge and famous 63 steps. Head up them to begin your exploration of the stunning west Pennine Moors. Visit Wayoh reservoir for a picturesque waterside stroll and views of the Victorian Armsgrove Viaduct.

Mad for it in Manchester

Hop on the train from the University of Bolton and you can be in the beating heart of Manchester in less than half an hour. Between the sprawling city centre, Arndale, the renowned Trafford Centre and the quirky Northern Quarter, England's second city is a paradise for shoppers of all stripes. Foodies should head to the aptly named Curry Mile, just south of the centre, for top quality south Asian cuisine.

Looking for a cheap hotel Near University of Bolton? Travelodge Bolton Central River Street Hotel has great road links, whilst Travelodge Manchester Central Arena Hotel is perfect for exploring the city.