Wigan is a popular place for visitors to Manchester. It is part of bustling metropolis that is home to over 318,00 inhabitants. Wigan lies 17 miles (27 kilometers) from Manchester’s city centre. If you are flying in, Wigan is 17 miles (27 kilometers) from John Lennon Airport.
Many of Manchester’s key attractions are located near to Wigan, so it is a popular place to stay or visit on a day trip. Two of the most interesting places to explore are the marvelous Wigan Pier and the remarkable St. Helens' World of Glass. Also worth checking out are Sherdley Park and the Astley Green Colliery Museum.
Come see local sporting heroes, the Wigan Warriors, do battle in the nearby DW Stadium. On game days follow the river of red and white, to the stadium, then after the final siren sounds, join fellow sports lovers in the nearby pubs and relive the action over a friendly drink or two.
Finding somewhere suitable to stay close to Wigan couldn’t be easier. For a good night’s sleep check out the Holiday Inn Bolton Centre, the Chalon Court Hotel, St Helens, and the popular Park Inn by Radisson Leigh.