Local Attractions in Bolton
popular local attractions close to us at the wendover guest house...
Go Ape (5 mins by car)
Go Ape hosts a 200 metre long zip wire over the edge of the Rivington reservoir. Our tree top adventure at Rivington is officially an Enjoy England Quality Assured Visitor Attraction and is sure to be a hit for any outdoor adventure lover. It’s tree-top crossings and lengthy zip-wires take in some Lancashire’s most breathtaking views.
Middlebrook Retail Park (10 mins walk)
Middlebrook Retail & Leisure Park is without doubt one of the largest intergrated and sustainable employment, leisure, sports and retail schemes in the country. The iconic Reebok Stadium lies at its heart and the equally impressive Bolton Spirit of Sport sculpture now lies at the principal entrance to the development. You will pass the 'Spirt of Sport' if you approach our Bed and Breakfast from the M61, it stands 100ft high and is built from over 900 shining panels which form a shimmering trophy which rises from the ground at the side of the Reebok Stadium.
Reebok Stadium (10 mins walk)
The Reebok Stadium is the home stadium of English Premier League football club Bolton Wanderers, and is located on the Middlebrook Retail Park in Horwich, commonly known as 'The Reebok' which is just a short walk from our accomodation. The Reebok Stadium is also used for concerts, exhibitions, weddings, conferences and private events.
Rivington Village (5 mins by car)
The village of Rivington lies 7 miles to the north west of Bolton and shot to fame during the 2002 Commonwealth Games when it was the location for many of the cycling events. Lord Leverhulme (founder of what is now Unilever) made a number of contributions to the area, including building Lever Park, with its ornamental gardens, and a scale replica of Liverpool Castle on the banks of Rivington Reservoir. The Great House Barn, about 10 minutes walk from the village, is Scandinavian in design and is thought to be over 1,000 years old. Today it houses a café and gift shop that stocks brochures about the area. Rivington Hall Barn is similar in design to the Great House Barn and holds regular dances and concerts. It’s also a popular meeting spot for bikers.
Smithills Hall & Country Park (10 mins by car)
This Grade I listed building dates back to the 14th century and has been extended over the years, featuring architecture from the Victorian and Tudor eras. Today it is run as museum by Bolton Council and houses an impressive collection of historic furniture and artefacts, a nature trail, and beautiful gardens. For opening times, contact information and directions see Smithills Hall. The surrounding park covers 2,000 acres and is also home to Smithills Open Farm and the Smithills Coaching House restaurant.
Last Drop Village (15 mins drive)
The Last Drop Village set in the north of Bolton is located approximately 8 miles from our Bed and Breakfast. This daintly old Lancashire Village that sits on the border of Bromley Cross was tastefully refurbished and restored in the 60's. The village holds a pub, various craft shops and restaurant and bistro. Well worth a spot of lunch if you have a spare couple of hours.
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