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WiganUnited Kingdom

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.

Where to stay in Wigan

Parbold, England, United Kingdom

Parbold

Parbold might not have many top sights, but Beacon Park Golf Club and WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre are two attractions nearby that you can check out.

Parbold

Top hotels in Wigan

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Britannia Hotel Wigan
Britannia Hotel Wigan
3 out of 5
Almond Brook Road, Wigan, England
The price is £39 per night

Situated in Wigan, this hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Worthington Lakes Country Park, Haigh Hall Golf Club and DW Stadium. Robin Park Arena and Wigan Little ...

3/5 (529 reviews)
My weekend away

"Yes very nice place and all the staff very friendly and helpful"…"

Reviewed on 11 Feb 2020

Britannia Hotel Wigan
Macdonald Kilhey Court
Macdonald Kilhey Court
4 out of 5
Chorley Road, Standish, Wigan, England
The price is £85 per night

Situated in Wigan, this spa hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Worthington Lakes Country Park and 2.3 mi (3.6 km) from Haigh Hall Golf Club. Wigan Little Theatre ...

4/5Very Good! (532 reviews)

"Clean tidy and easy to access. Large car park and not to far from the motorway."…"

Reviewed on 4 Mar 2020

Macdonald Kilhey Court
Haigh Hall Hotel
Haigh Hall Hotel
5 out of 5
School Lane, Wigan, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £288 per night

Situated in Wigan, this luxury hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Haigh Hall Golf Club and within 3 miles (5 km) of Wigan Little Theatre and Museum of Wigan Life. ...

5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)

"The place was stunning very very nice staff couldn’t be more helpful and the beds are so comfy had a brilliant night sleep"…"

Reviewed on 16 Jun 2019

Haigh Hall Hotel

Popular places to visit in Wigan

Haydock Park Racecourse
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Haydock Park Racecourse

4.5/5(3 reviews)

Catch an event at Haydock Park Racecourse during your trip to Wigan.Visit the spas and top-notch restaurants in this relaxing area.

Wigan Pier
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Wigan Pier

4/5(32 reviews)

You can find out about the history of Wigan with a visit to Wigan Pier. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the top-notch restaurants while you're in the area.

Haigh Country Park
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Haigh Country Park

Explore the great outdoors at Haigh Country Park, a lovely green space in Wigan. Attend a sporting event or discover the area's countryside.

Old Trafford
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Old Trafford

4/5(350 reviews)

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

Albert Dock
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Albert Dock

4.5/5(1,007 reviews)

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.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach
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Blackpool Pleasure Beach

4/5(129 reviews)

Experience weightlessness from a huge drop and zoom around the tracks with a stunning panorama of Blackpool’s coastline in this vast theme park.

Top things to do in Wigan

Escape Lounge at Manchester Airport (MAN)
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Escape Lounge at Manchester Airport (MAN)

£23
Per adult
Sightseeing Manchester - hop on, hop-off bus tour
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Sightseeing Manchester - hop on, hop-off bus tour

£12
Per adult
The Manchester City Stadium Tour
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The Manchester City Stadium Tour

£25
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Beatles Ticket to Ride Walk & Luxury Transport - Full Day
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Beatles Ticket to Ride Walk & Luxury Transport - Full Day

£75
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Best way to see Liverpool - River Cruise & Open Top Bus Tour
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Best way to see Liverpool - River Cruise & Open Top Bus Tour

£18
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Cryo Full No Hands Massage
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Cryo Full No Hands Massage

£39
Per adult

Reviews of Wigan

3.7

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
12
5 - Excellent 14.285714285714286%
4 - Good
41
4 - Good 48.80952380952381%
3 - Okay
25
3 - Okay 29.761904761904763%
2 - Disappointing
2
2 - Disappointing 2.380952380952381%
1 - Terrible
4
1 - Terrible 4.761904761904762%

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

15 Mar 2020

Sorry didn't see Wigan, I was there for hospital visits

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

10 Mar 2020

We were visiting for a family funeral did not have time to explore the area

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

18 Oct 2019

There’s a great pub over the road from the hotel where the staff seem to have had a touch of training and customer service unlike the staff at Britannia hotel Wigan

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

15 Sep 2019

Wigan looked a reasonable town the part I saw and woukd come back to visit it more but definitely not the hotel.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

12 Sep 2019

Went to Haydock Park race meeting.Brilliant. Food and service excellent and staff extremely friendly and helpful.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

7 Sep 2019

We were visiting relative in hospital.

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Photo "Haydock" by Galatas (CC BY-SA) / Cropped from original

Haydock

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