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Bolton (/ˈbɒltən/ or locally [ˈbɜʏtn̩]) is a town in Greater Manchester in North West England. A former mill town, Bolton has been a production centre for textiles since Flemish weavers settled in the area in the 14th century, introducing a wool and cotton-weaving tradition. The urbanisation and development of the town largely coincided with the introduction of textile manufacture during the Industrial Revolution. Bolton was a 19th-century boomtown, and at its zenith in 1929 its 216 cotton mills and 26 bleaching and dyeing works made it one of the largest and most productive centres of cotton spinning in the world. The British cotton industry declined sharply after the First World War, and by the 1980s cotton manufacture had virtually ceased in Bolton. Close to the West Pennine Moors, Bolton is 10 miles (16 km) northwest of Manchester. It is surrounded by several smaller towns and villages that together form the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton, of which Bolton is the administrative centre. The town of Bolton has a population of 139,403, whilst the wider metropolitan borough has a population of 262,400. Historically part of Lancashire, Bolton originated as a small settlement in the moorland known as Bolton le Moors. In the English Civil War, the town was a Parliamentarian outpost in a staunchly Royalist region, and as a result was stormed by 3,000 Royalist troops led by Prince Rupert of the Rhine in 1644. In what became known as the Bolton Massacre, 1,600 residents were killed and 700 were taken prisoner. Football club Bolton Wanderers play home games at the Macron Stadium and the WBA World light-welterweight champion Amir Khan was born in the town. Cultural interests include the Octagon Theatre and the Bolton Museum and Art Gallery, as well as one of the earliest public libraries established after the Public Libraries Act 1850.

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If you are looking for travel information of Bolton in United Kingdom, you've come to the right place. Bolton is located at a short trip away from Manchester a major city in United Kingdom. Take a short trip from Bolton and set some time aside to explore the Manchester. Dotted with places like Museum Of Science And Industry, The Lowry, The Village; it will definitely be a good idea. Popular vacation packages of Bolton are of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Bolton*

  • Pollution Statistics in Bolton

    Know the pollution level of Bolton before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 75 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 75 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 100 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 75 (High)
  • Bolton: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Bolton for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Bolton.

    • Burglary and Theft 75 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 75 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 80 (Very High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 50 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 65 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 75 (High)
    • Attacks 85 (Very High)
    • Drug offense 90 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 45 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 5 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 70 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 80 (Very High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 80 (Very High)
  • Living in Bolton - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 24.06 (Low)
    • Climate Index 87.28 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 67.24 (High)
    • Health Care Index 75.69 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Bolton

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Bolton

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.16 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.37 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 39.52 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 79.46 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 82.48 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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