Situated on the doorstep of the West Pennine Moors, Bolton is noted for its proximity to iconic countryside locations and historic links to Britain's industrial revolution and innovational textiles trade.
The town benefits from being in one of the cheaper parts of the UK and presents fantastic opportunities for investors aiming to gain a foothold in the buy-to-let market.
A combination of residents' well-documented friendliness and endless heritage attractions has made Bolton an increasing hotspot for tourists in recent years.
Bolton has 26 conservation areas containing 700 listed buildings, while the more modernised parts of town are known for their shopping centres, markets, pubs and restaurants. Hall i' th' Wood, Smithills Hall and Barrow Bridge are all focal points in Bolton's heritage tourism economy.
The area has seen significant regeneration in recent years following £100m worth of developments being brought to the region. The town has also benefited from notable private and public investment too. Central to the town's vibrancy is the University of Bolton, which caters for approximately 6,000 students and has links to a number of other educational institutions across the world.
Just an hour's drive from the northern pulse of Manchester, Bolton finds itself in a promising position for transport links. Bolton Interchange train and bus station is located on the Manchester loop of the West Coast Mainline and operates services to Manchester, Wigan, Southport and Blackburn.