Bolton Town Centre is always full of activity, and 2013 is no exception.
Bolton Market, voted the country’s best indoor market in 2010, is undergoing a 4.5 million pound makeover to make an already great market a spectacular market. The new roof over the fish stalls and fruit and vegetable outlets and a new seating and expanded concourse will look incredible when they are finished by 2014.
That’s not the only big change to the skyline of Bolton Town Centre. The bus station is due to be moved to next to the train station on Trinity Street. Although the current site is only a short distance away, this new interchange will provide easy transfer between bus and train, bringing more people in to an already bustling town centre. The old bus station could be converted into retail and leisure facilities, one of many new developments in the past 12 months.
Bolton One has provided Boltoners with a health, fitness and leisure outlet on their doorstep.
Every year the Town Centre plays host to nationally acclaimed events. Bolton Food and Drink Festival has seen the Hairy Biker, Gizzy Erskine and many others treating locals to delicious dishes right in the main square. The Iron Man tournament, along with the Race for Life, takes place in the Town Centre. Bolton is rightly proud of its sporting heritage, and when Boltoner Jason Kenny won gold in the cycling in the 2012 Olympics, the Town Centre was packed with people congratulating him on this magnificent achievement.
The Octagon, Albert Halls and Bolton Little Theatre have monthly performances of everyone’s favourite shows, including The Wizard of Oz and Call Mr Robeson.
There’s always an activity going on to keep all ages happy. The fascinating museum has free admission, and allows visitors to see real Egyptian artefacts, tropical fish and dinosaur skeletons in all their finery. Every day there’s the fishy feeds and regular talks on local history and arts and craft workshops throughout the year in the library.
Bolton Market Place and the Crompton Place have a myriad of shops suiting everyone from bargain hunters to label lovers. They are open seven days a week, with a great mix of independent and high street brands. Places such as the Eden Café and the Chinese Buffet keep the shoppers energy levels up.
There really is something for everyone at Bolton Town Centre.
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