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Travel back in time to Henry VII’s reign and you will find a rural community relying on agriculture and to supplement their income spinning yarns and weaving in what was a major cottage industry. Horwich though did not gain fame until around 1884 when the Lancachire and Yorkshire Railway Company decided to build a new railway works in the town. The effect on the local economy was startling – the local population rose to 13,000 and for the next 80 years the loco works at Horwich was the major employer and finally closed its doors in 1983. The railway station that serviced the town was closed in 1967 and today the line that led to it is now the Old Station Park which as used for recreation and as a short cut to the east side of the town from the town centre. Horwich has always demonstrated an ability to adapt and so it was that in 1995 that a new football pitch for Bolton Wanderers was laid and is today the surrounding area is taken up with an out of town shopping park. The town centre is being improved with local stores actively improving their aspect by installing more traditional shop fronts to improve their properties whilst Horwich is still able to boast a well attended market.


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De Vere Whites Hotel (1.61 miles)

De Vere Whites Hotel

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Located at the heart of the Northwest, within easy reach of Manchester’s vibrant city centre, this truly unique hotel is fully integrated into the magnificent Reebok Stadium, home of Bolton Wanderers. Not ... More

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Premier Inn Bolton West (1.64 miles)

Premier Inn Bolton West
Located just 1 mile off junction 6 of the M61 and only half a mile from Horwich Parkway train station. This hotel is ideal for the West Pennine Moors, or a attending a function at ... More | visit website
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De Vere Whites Hotel (1.70 miles)

De Vere Whites Hotel
De Vere Whites certainly offers a unique venue. The first modern 4* hotel fully intergrated into a football stadium. With 125 tastefully designed bedrooms onsite some offering pitch views, De Vere Whites offers you a ... More | visit website
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Premier Inn Bolton Reebok Stadium (1.71 miles)

Premier Inn Bolton Reebok Stadium
Located within easy reach of the M61 and just a 2 minute walk from Horwich Parkway train station, providing excellent links to Manchester, Bolton and Preston. For leisure, the Reebok Stadium, Bolton Arena and Middlebrook ... More | visit website
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Ingleside House (3.23 miles)

Ingleside House

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Situated in a peaceful country setting, this family-friendly property enjoys country views and nearby motorway and train connections. Single occupancy is also available. Ingleside House is just 1.5 miles (2.5 km) from ... More

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Macdonald Kilhey Court Hotel (3.62 miles)

Macdonald Kilhey Court Hotel

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A stunning Victorian style hotel, the Macdonald Kilhey Court Hotel and Spa is set in 10 acres of the beautiful Lancashire countryside. There’s 62 elegant bedrooms, a Vital Health & Wellbeing ... More

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Crown at Worthington (3.85 miles)

Crown at Worthington

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A traditional English country inn with a 3 star Inn rating off the Tourist Board. A pleasant rural location but only minutes from major motorways (M6 & M62). All rooms ... More

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Premier Inn Chorley South (3.86 miles)

Premier Inn Chorley South
Ideally located within easy reach of the M61 and M6. Local attractions include 3 Golf courses, Camelot theme park and Fredericks ice cream parlour. Conveniently located for Chorley train station. For shops and local amenities ... More | visit website
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Britannia Bolton (3.92 miles)

Britannia Bolton

The Britannia Bolton Hotel is situated close to the M61 Motorway with views over Rivington Pike. The hotel offers 120 car parking spaces and a spacious reception area that offers a warm welcome. All 96 ... More | visit website

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The Mercury (4.00 miles)

The Mercury is a home from home with its own bar, home cooked food and entertainment in the main bar 7 nights a week.

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This privately run establishment offers friendly service and ... More | visit website

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