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Bolton, UK - Overview

Bolton is a largest and most populous town in the Northwest of England. Previously it was a small settlement of Lancashire known as Bolton le Moors. In the 19th century it was a largest center of cotton production. The cotton industry acted as a catalyst for the development of the area. Many other industries were developed in this age and Bolton was regarded as a Market town.  This industrial development in Bolton led to the job opportunities for many people.

Saxon settlements have also been existed in this area in the past. In 1889, Bolton became a self-governing town and got the status of County Borough. After few years, the borough of Bolton extended further and added the civil parishes of Great Lever, Middle Hulton, Breightmet, Rumworth, Over Hulton, Astley Bridge and the parishes of Tonge.

Bolton is regarded as a famous tourism spot in United Kingdom. There are many spots of tourism attractions like Church of St Peter, Churchgate, Town Hall, Bolton Civic Centre, Art Gallery, Bolton Museum, Bolton Little Theatre, Bolton Steam Museum, Reebok Stadium, Smithills Country Park, Smithills Hall, Rivington, Queen's parks and Bolton Town Center etc. The sights attract a large number of visitors from all over the world.

Bolton is served by many transportation facilities like local buses, railway and private cars. The metropolitan area of Bolton is served by different railway stations including Horwich Parkway, Bolton Trinity Street, Kearsley, Westhoughton, Hall i' th' Wood, Bromley Cross and Lostock etc. National Express coach express also serve the borough of Bolton.

Bolton is a home to many great educational institutes.  Some of the major institutes include University of Bolton, Bolton School, Westhoughton High School, Thornleigh Salesian College, Bolton Sixth Form College and Lord's Independent School.

Bolton is home to many famous sport teams including Premier League football, Bolton Cricket League, rugby union club, Bolton Baseball club and Bolton Hockey Club. Many indoor sporting events and tournaments are organized throughout the year. Football, cricket, rugby and car racing are some of the most popular sports of Bolton.

The culture, tradition and history of Bolton represent a great attraction for the tourists. The Octagon, The Albert Halls and Bolton Little Theatre are the most famous entertainment venues for live theatrical performances and musical programs throughout the year. Bolton Museum and Art Gallery has the monuments and antiques, which reflect the old history and traditions of the area.

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