Wigan Hotels

Mini guide to Wigan

     

A Greater Manchester town with a fascinating heritage, Wigan is a surprising combination of character, history and transition. Situated approximately halfway between Manchester and Liverpool, the town has a vibrant mix of amenities including great shopping facilities, a vast array of pubs, clubs and restaurants, plus tranquil countryside and lakes, and award-winning attractions.

The visitor might be surprised to discover that two thirds of the borough is made up of picturesque, and pleasant countryside and a gentle stroll around some of the two thousand acres of green space and parks gives a pleasant introduction to the town.

The famous 'Wigan pier', a collection of canal-side warehouses, is a trading stop on the Leeds-Liverpool canal and has become a major tourist attraction in the town. Not to be missed by the visitor is Wigan Heritage Centre, with its permanent exhibitions, a reconstructed 19th century schoolroom with living actors in period costume, its canal boat rides and even a full-time piermaster. Further along the canal is the Trencherfield mill, which houses the world's largest working mill steam engine. The cnetrepiece is a giant flywheel, which can be seen working daily and offers a glimpse into the history of cotton spinning in the region.

Wigan's geographic position is one of the reasons for its popularity, being only 17 miles from both Liverpool and Manchester. The Fylde Coast with the attractions of Southport and Blackpool, is only 45 minutes away, while the Lake and Peak Districts, and Yorkshire Dales are only an hour's drive away.

If driving to Wigan from the south, take the M6 northbound. Continue to junction 25 and take the A49 (signposted Wigan). Alternatively, there are regular trains from London Euston to Wigan's Northwestern station.

Selection of hotels in this region:

Wigan/Standish Moat House

Quality Hotel Wigan

Quality Hotel Skelmersdale

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Wigan Hotels
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Holiday Inn | Travel Inn | Marriott | Travelodge | Hilton | Hyatt | Novotel | Best Western | Comfort Inn | Sheraton
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