Bolton is a town in north-west England approximately 10 miles from Manchester. During the Industrial Revolution Bolton grew from a small cotton and wool weaving town to a large textile manufacturing centre during the Industrial Revolution with over 200 cotton mills at its peak. In recent times heavy industry has largely been replaced by service industries such as data processing, call centres, electronics, life sciences and IT. Bolton has a number of museums, theatres and other attractions including brewery tours, heritage trails, shops, local produce markets, a good range of shops. The West Pennine Moors are within easy reach for walking and cycling.
Famous people born in Bolton: Amir Kahn , boxer and Peter Kaye, comedian