Bolton is a town in Manchester, in the north-west of England more generally. Having developed as an important centre for the production of cloth during the late middle ages, the trade later caused Bolton to expand massively during the Industrial Revolution. A historic town, Bolton is full of gorgeous architecture ranging from the medieval to the contemporary, perfect for budding historians to explore and making wandering through the town a very pleasant experience. Arty types can visit one of the town's theatres or galleries, whilst those looking for something to occupy the kids with during the long summer holidays can visit the town's Aquarium, Steam Museum or nearby adventure park. Nature-lovers can enjoy a long walk through the Doffcocker Nature Reserve, whilst shoppers can enjoy the town's fantastic markets, independent shops and range of high-street brands. Young professionals will be delighted with the short travel time to nearby Manchester, taking only half an hour via either train or car. Young families can make use of the range of fantastic independent and state schools serving the town, as well as making use of the ample activities for children in Bolton and nearby Manchester! Properties for sale in the area Bolton are fantastical affordable, ranging from gorgeous, modern flats in purpose-built complexes and converted homes to expansive family Properties for sale in the nearby countryside, and everything in between.