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Greyhound Hotel
"Nice clean quiet place ,nice staff .

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"Good Points: The room was excellent and much better than other types of similar accommodation. The service was also excellant. We liked the little touches such as the trouser press ..." More

"Barbarellas is a great place to go for a friendly night out. Everyone talks to everyone, and nobody is morbid. It is for the younger generation late teens early twentys. ..." More

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Leigh is located in Lancashire in the North West of England. Leigh did not benefit from green luscious meadows or great forests, in fact the quality of the soil was so poor that no crops were grown in the area. Leigh’s fortunes though lay elsewhere and it was early in the 19th century with the coming of the Industrial Revolution that saw Leigh grow into a vital commercial centre. In the space of just ten years, between 1851 and 1862 the population doubled in size as industrial manufacture and production took hold, transport links improved with the arrival of the canal network and railways and with it Leigh continued its growth. With the demise of the cotton factories, coal mining and foundries in the late 20th century Leigh needed to revitalise itself. Today Leigh offers visitors and residents alike a varied and interesting mix of leisure pursuits and retail therapy. It boasts woodlands where there were none originally, reclamation of an old coal pit at Colliers Wood has resulted in a 130 hectare woodland being created with open spaces and offering some superb views. Leigh is committed to building a sports village which will include a 10,000 seat stadium, athletics track, indoor swimming pool and gymnasiums, with hotel and specialist retail facilities. Together with the Bickershawe Project Leigh is once again proving that as a town it can adapt to change in a positive manner.


C Weaver Accounting Services
Harrison Salmon Associates
Hayes & Associates
Hayward Cooper & Co
Welcome Financial Services


Pennington Flash Country Park
Turnpike Gallery

Care Home

High Peak Lodge
High Peak Nursing Home
Hourigan House


Central Private Hire




DJ Griffiths & Associates
Greenlane Dental Practice


Brookmill Medical Centre
Direct Access Surgery
Foxleigh Family Surgery
The Family Practice
The Health Centre

Estate Agent

Alpha Estates
Cooke & Company
Ians Property Services
Julie Boulton Estates
Lancashire Estates
Red Rose Estates
Stringfellows Estates

Health and Fitness Club

Elite Fitness
Flex Fitness Centre


Leigh Market

Pub and Bar

Bottle & Basket
Colliers Rest
Ellesmere Public House
Leigh Arms
New Inn
Railway Hotel
Railway Tavern

Village Inn


Butcher & Barlow
Dootsons LLP Solicitors
Forster Dean Ltd


Avacab Taxis
Harrys Taxis


Vet Care

Sports Clubs

Leigh (Men's Hockey)
Leigh Amateur Boxing Clubs (Boxing)
Leigh East ARLFC (Rugby League)
Leigh RMI (Amateur Football)
Leigh RUFC (Rugby Union)
Westleigh CC (Cricket)
Westleigh Hockey Club (Women's Hockey)
Westleigh Hockey Club (Men's Hockey)


Tails & Scales
A C Boydell Ltd
Bridgford Opticians
A & H Rosenfield
United Footwear

Blink Gifts
J J B Sports
Pets At Home

Places to Stay near Leigh

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Park Inn (0.89 miles)

Park Inn

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The Park Inn Leigh Hotel is just 10 kilometres from Manchester and a short drive to Liverpool, making it the ideal choice for business and leisure travellers looking for ... More | visit website

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Greyhound Hotel (1.09 miles)

Greyhound Hotel

The Greyhound Leigh hotel is a fantastic venue situated in a prime location on the East Lancashire Road (A580), just 10 miles from Manchester city centre, 22 miles from Liverpool city centre & 30 minutes from Manchester Airport. ... More | visit website

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Daisy Hill Hotel (2.68 miles)

Daisy Hill Hotel

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Only 5 miles from Bolton town centre, and one mile from M61 junction 5.

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Premier Inn Haydock (3.74 miles)

Situated between Liverpool and Manchester, ideally located on the A580 and near to the M6. Local attractions include Haydock Racecourse and Gulliver's World Theme Park. For shops and local amenities Haydock town centre is only ... More | visit website
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Innkeeper's Lodge Warrington Haydock (3.84 miles)

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The Innkeeper's Lodge Warringotn is 4 miles north of Warrington on the A580 Lancashire Road, this lodge is next to a Toby Carvery restaurant in the pleasant village of Lowton. ... More

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The Mercury (3.88 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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Britannia Bolton (4.93 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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Ingleside House (4.95 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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Marriott Worsley Park Hotel & Country Club (4.99 miles)

Marriott Worsley Park Hotel & Country Club
Whether you're travelling for business, pleasure, or planning a meeting, Worsley Park, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club focuses on what it takes to make your trip successful. Enjoy the comfort of one of our ... More | visit website
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Coaching Inn Hotel (5.00 miles)

Coaching Inn Hotel

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This family-run hotel is within easy reach of the JJB Stadium, the Robin Park Sports complex, the Three Sisters race track, Haydock Racecourse and the Reebok Stadium. Situated on the A573 main ... More

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