Visitor Information


A warm welcome to Bolton...

Travel and parking

By car, train or bus

Bolton’s great location makes it the ideal place for a day out or a short break, by road or rail - Get directions.

We're only 12 miles from Manchester city centre and 20 miles from Manchester Airport - making it the perfect base for exploring both Greater Manchester and the best of the North West.

Travelling by car

Bolton's easily accessible by road - the M60, M61 and M6 are all on our doorstep - so you can base yourself here and get out and about into the rugged beauty of the West Pennine Moors. See car parks in Bolton.

Travelling by train

Bolton benefits from one of Greater Manchester’s busiest rail stations offering fast and frequent services across the region. It’s a few minutes walk away from the town centre so its perfect for you to keep your legs fresh for walking the festival site.

Please note that Bolton Train Station will be closed over the Bank Holiday weekend (as part of Network Rail’s ongoing programme of work),  as a result, the majority of train services will not run in to or out of Bolton until the first service on Monday 28 August, so if you are intending to travel by rail please check your journey on the National Rail Enquiries website first.

Bus replacement services will also be in use, operating from outside of the station on Newport Street from stands A-C. The services which usually run from these stands will operate from the temporary stop nearby on Newport Street. Trains will still run from Bolton to Blackburn and Clitheroe during weekdays.

For more information on rail services to Bolton, please visit www.nationalrail.co.uk or www.thetrainline.com.

Travelling by bus or coach

Bolton has a great bus service with routes all over the Northwest region. For more information call 0161 244 1000 or visit www.tfgm.com. For information on coach travel across the UK visit www.nationalexpress.com

Metroshuttle town centre bus

When you arrive in Bolton, why not take advantage of our free town centre bus service which runs every 10 minutes during peak hours? For more information on the Metroshuttle bus, see www.bolton.gov.uk/freebus

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Where to stay

Why not make the most of the festival and stay overnight? Bolton has a wide range of guest accommodation, with the choice ranging from four star hotels to warm and welcoming B&B's.

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