Horwich is a town in the Borough of Bolton, Greater Manchester.It lies within the historic county of Lancashire.
Horwich's original wealth and popularity stemmed from the railways. Before 1984, the town was a major railway town for Lancashire. Today, it's home to Macron Stadium which is the home of the Bolton Wanderers football club. A huge retail park named "Middlebrook" opened in 1998. It has an array of stores including HMV, Tesco, Home Base, Au Naturale, Asda, Vue cinema, Hollywood bowl, McDonalds and Pizza Hut to name a few.
Horwich is a very scenic area with friendly people who've created an equally friendly atmosphere. Because it is in The West Pennine Moors, Horwich is very steep and hilly.
Horwich is located in the west of Bolton, amidst the West Pennine Moors, bordering Chorley.
The closest airport is Manchester International, which is served by major and budget airlines alike. You can then take a train directly to the Horwich Parkway train station from the Manchester Airport.
Horwich Parkway is served by Northern Rail and TransPennine Express. Passenger trains come in from and leave to Manchester Piccidilly, Deansgate, Bolton, and from Blackpool by way of Preston.
Horwich is on the main motorway for Lancashire, known locally as "Blackpool One" which serves as a connection to and from Blackpool. If you are local you can use the motorway or go on the Chorley Old or Chorley New roads.
There are many private bus companies operating in Horwich serving as connections to nearby towns. During the summer months, the bus systems provide transport to coastal resorts. Like most other bus systems around the world, schedules and routes are on display at the bus stops.
Horwich is located amidst the lovely Lancashire Moors, making it perfect for hours and hours of cycling and walking.
Wallsuches is a nice area and is a row of old stone cottages located up a very steep and hilly path.
Visit the West Pennine Moors, Rivington Pike and Winter Hill television mast for incredible sights at great heights.
Most shops are located on the Chorley Old and Chorley New roads. This includes the boutique and mom and pop stores you would typically fins in other towns of the size.
The main shopping centre is the Middlebrook Retail Park & Leisure Park. You can shop, dine, and find entertainment at the bowling alley and cinema.
Some of the best Horwich restaurants are:
For a safe night out, Chorley is your best bet. Although Horwich is in general no more dangerous than other northern towns, there are some issues with juvenile delinquency.