Smithills Dean Rd, Bolton BL1 7NP, UK
About Smithills Hall
Smithills Hall is one of the oldest and best preserved manor houses in the North West of England, Set in land on the edge of the West Pennine Moors. Containing fine examples of architecture through the ages, from Medieval and Tudor right through to Victorian times. One of the oldest manor houses in the north west of England, its oldest parts, including the great hall, date from the 15th century and it has been since been altered and extended particularly the west part.
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This Grade 1, 16th-century half-timbered hall is one of the northwest’s most important buildings. There are displays of 17th and early 18th-century furniture, objects and artefacts, learn more about the life and work of Samuel Crompton and discover all about life in Stuart and Tudor times. The rooms have been accurately refurbished to retain their homely atmosphere.
Bolton Museum and Art Gallery houses many collections, exhibitions run throughout the year. The Aquarium houses many endangered species of fish and run breeding programmes for them. An extensive fish collection containing a wide range of fresh water fish from all over the world. you can find out about feeding, breeding and fish care at the aquarium as well as current conservation projects.
Winter Hill is the highest point of the area to the west of the Pennines, a line of hills, known as the backbone of England, running roughly north-south between Lancashire and Yorkshire. Its prominent position made it the ideal site for the Winter Hill TV Mast, transmitting to a large part of North West England. It offers views over Lancashire and the Greater Manchester Urban Area, including Manchester city center, Salford, Werneth Low, Wigan, and Bolton. One of the nice trekking areas and al
Jumbles Country Park is located in the Bradshaw Valley, around four miles north of Bolton Town Centre. It opened in 1971 following the construction of Jumbles Reservoir, with the path around the reservoir becoming a popular walking trail. It's a popular place for visitors due to it's accessible walking routes, resident wildlife and tranquil surroundings - and the bonus of being well-served by public transport.
Turton Tower is a house that has been evolving over the last 600 years. From a stone tower house in the 1400s to the home of the Tudor Orrell and, later, the Victorian Kay Families, Turton Tower has been altered and adapted to suit the needs and tastes of those who lived here. Originally built by the Tudor Orrell family to defend their land, it later became a luxurious home. The house was lavishly furnished and extended in both the Tudor and early Stuart periods.
Rivington Pike is a hill on Winter Hill, part of the West Pennine Moors. The Pike itself is 1191 feet high. At the top of the Pike is a tower, which will be the focus of this article. Rivington is a place where you can walk or cycle along the hillside footpaths and take in the spectacular views of Chorley from the Pigeon Tower and Rivington Pike – you can even see Blackpool Tower and the Welsh mountains on a clear day.
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