Nestling in the slipstream of Liverpool and Manchester,Wigan is an unblemished jewel of the north, rich in tradition and closeted in adelicate vale of glorious countryside. Most famous for its past as an industrial hotspot which boasted over 1,000 pit shafts just a century ago,Wigan has recreated itself as a thriving urban metropolis.A wealth of sports,leisure and retail facilities is topped off with The Galleries, an award-winning market complex to suit all tastes. The most famous attraction is Wigan Pier on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal,which includes Opie ?s Museum of Memories.This celebration of a glorious history is continued in The Way We Were,recreating life in 1900, as well as the heritage and leisure centre which contains the Trencherfield Mill Engine,the world ?s largest working mill engine.Wigan offers the perfect starting point from which to access a variety of attractions in the north.Both Manchester and Liverpool fall within 17 miles,while closer Bolton offers both an aquarium and a unique museum,including fine art and Egyptian archaeology.
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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Astley Hall Museum and Art Gallery - 7.1 miles (Museum)
Smithills Hall - 8 miles (Historic House)
Bolton, All Souls Church - 8.7 miles (Historic Church)
Rufford Hall - 9.2 miles (Historic Building)
Tarleton Old Church - 11.2 miles (Historic Church)
Hoghton Tower - 12.4 miles (Historic House)
Carrington, St George's Church - 12.7 miles (Historic Church)
Becconsall Old Church - 13 miles (Historic Church)
Warburton, St Werburgh's Church - 13 miles (Historic Church)
Penwortham, St Mary's Church - 14.1 miles (Historic Church)
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