Tour the picturesque village of Bolton with Wecancar’s car hire in Blackrod, Farnworth, Horwich, Kearsley, Little Lever, South Turton and, Westhoughton. The metropolitan borough and town of Bolton lie in North West England. The name Bolton is an old English word bothl-tun meaning a dwelling. The name Bolton filtered down from many former titles including Botheltun, Bodeltown, Bowelton and Bolton-super-Mora. Megalithic sites like Cheetham Close and, Winter Hill bear testament to human settlements in Bolton as early as the Bronze Age.
Bolton town was granted a charter to hold a market in 1251, and by 1253, the city had reached town and borough status by a permit presented by the Earl of Derby. Flemish weavers arrived in Bolton in 1337 and introduced the townspeople to traditional cotton and wool weaving. The town blossomed during the Industrial Revolution and earned a reputation as one of the highest-yielding cotton spinning centres in the world. Samuel Crompton, a native of Bolton, created the Spinning mule in 1779. Crompton’s manor house ‘Hall i’ th’ Wood’ is now a museum and may add an exciting addition to your car hire tour around the town. 800-year-old Smithills Hall contains a library, a great hall, possible spectres and the preserved footprint of George Marsh who perished at the stake for his Protestant beliefs.
Stop by Barrow Bridge village in your Bolton car hire. The former industrial village is home to 63 steps that mill workers would descend to reach the mill. Take a hike up the 63 steps to reach the captivating West Pennine Moors. See a comic play or a moving tragedy at Bolton Little Theater, study the town’s rich industrial heritage, and leave the city behind at Doffcocker Nature Reserve.