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On campus at the University of Bolton, you really are at the heart of things. The town centre is easy to reach on foot, and we’re only a few minutes’ walk from the main rail and coach stations. We’re also less than a 20-minute train journey from Manchester, the biggest city in the north of England and home to international arts and sporting events.

Community Bolton

Bolton is one of the UK’s friendliest towns with lots to offer, from history and heritage to countryside and culture. Home to art galleries, cinemas, music and sports venues, the nationally acclaimed Octagon Theatre (renowned as one of the best provincial theatres in England) and museums including Bolton Museum, which has the finest collection of Egyptian artefacts on this side of London. With an award-winning local produce market and the North West’s biggest food and drink festival, you won’t go hungry, and you can shop (and bop!) till you drop at new developments The Marketplace and The Vaults or at Bolton’s out-of-town shopping experience Middlebrook Retail and Leisure Park.

Bolton is also home to the Bolton Wanderers University of Bolton Stadium and numerous sports facilities and the Ironman contest is held here every year. The Bolton Arena, one of the many sports centres hosted badminton and mountain biking events in 2002’s Commonwealth Games displaying our ability to rise to the occasion and host world class sport. We have produced some of the brightest athletics talent in the country; Stuart Stokes the Steeplechaser, Amy Spencer the sprinter, Jason Kenny the top cyclist and Tom Lancashire the middle distance runner have all represented England. The world champion boxer, Amir Khan is also from Bolton and is one of our Honorary Doctors.

Location, location, location

The University of Bolton is at the centre of the town in the centre of the UK.

On campus at the University of Bolton, you really are at the heart of things. The town centre is easy to reach on foot, and we’re only a few minutes’ walk from the main rail and coach stations. We’re also less than a 20-minute train journey from Manchester, the biggest city in the north of England and home to international arts and sporting events.

Bolton has great transport links and is perfectly placed in the middle of the country, halfway between London and Edinburgh, and within easy reach of Liverpool, Leeds, Sheffield and York. Bolton is on the edge of the West Pennine Moors and not far from the Lake District, Peak District and Snowdonia national parks, as well as the seaside at Blackpool.

The town has also produced many top radio DJs, actors and entertainers. Many of the BBC’s top radio DJs are from Bolton, namely, Sara Cox, Vernon Kay and Mark Radcliffe, as well as Radio Five star Victoria Derbyshire. There is a huge list of successful actors and comedians from Bolton, to name a few, Sir Ian McKellan, known best for his role as Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings and the hilarious Peter Kay, Paddy McGuiness and Dave Spikey.

Our campus map details parking facilities and departments.

If you are looking for accommodation then a list of local hotels can be seen at Google Maps alternatively please find an extensive list of local guest accommodation here http://www.bedandbreakfasts.co.uk/university-of-bolton

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Visitor parking is only available by prior arrangement. If you are attending an interview at the university as an applicant we would recommend using the Pay and Display car park at Wellington Street.

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