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Wigan

England

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Wigan

Known for Culture, Friendly People and Golf

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.

How do you get to Wigan?

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.

Things to do in Wigan

You can take time to visit Three Sisters Racing Circuit during your travels to Ashton in Makerfield. Visit the spas and lively bars in this relaxing area.

Catch an event at Robin Park Arena during your trip to Wigan.Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the lively bars while you're in the area.

You can enjoy a show at Wigan Little Theatre on your trip to Wigan. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the lively bars while you're in the area.

Enjoy a round of golf in Wigan at Ashton-in-Makerfield Golf Club. Visit the spas and top-notch restaurants in this relaxing area.

Explore the great outdoors at Worthington Lakes Country Park, a lovely green space in Standish. Visit the spas and lively bars in this relaxing area.

You can spend an afternoon studying the exhibits at Museum of Wigan Life during your trip to Wigan. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the lively bars while you're in the area.

Cheer on soccer players during an exhilarating match and tour this 75,000-capacity stadium, home to one of Britain’s greatest soccer teams.

Liverpool’s fashionable waterfront precinct is home to some of the city’s best restaurants and bars, and many of the city’s best museums.

Best areas to visit in Wigan