Things to do in Bury

The Best Western Bolholt Hotel in Bury lies amid 50 acres of beautiful parklands and lakes, just minutes from the M60 and M66 motorway links, offering a perfect haven for a relaxing break, complete with one of the finest health and leisure facilities in the area with two indoor pools and spa, whilst simultaneously retaining the trappings of Manchester, the market town of Bury and the Irwell Valley countryside. At the Bolholt Hotel you can enjoy the best of both worlds and to help you find something that suits you and the family, Lavender Hotels have created this guide of things to do in Bury.

Bury Market

Of course no trip to Bury would be complete without a trip to the world famous Bury Market and a sample of its signature black pudding dish. This open aired traditional Lancashire market is one of Britain’s largest and longest running markets, trading since 1444, with over 350 stalls offering a huge range of fresh local produce, textiles and more. A mere seven minutes’ drive from the Bolholt Hotel, the world famous Bury Market is a great day out and a great opportunity to grab a bargain.

East Lancashire Railway

Travel in style along the East Lancashire Railway and discover hidden gems along the way. Explore the Lancashire countryside, with stops at several destinations between Heywood and Rawtenstall, take a journey on the Rail Ale Trail and discover some great local pubs, or treat yourself to a sophisticated evening meal on board the steam train’s vintage dining carriages. The East Lancashire Railway Bury stop is just a five minute drive from the Bolholt County Park Hotel and makes for an unforgettable nostalgic experience of a glamorous bygone era.  

Irwell Works Brewery

If real ale is your tipple of choice, your taste buds will be well and truly tempted at the Irwell Works Brewery in Ramsbottom. Formerly an engineering works until only recently, it is now home to a 6BBL brewery and local ales such as the award winning Copper Plate Bitter. With frequent live music, a great atmosphere and great beer, the Irwell Works Brewery is well worth a visit and less than a 15 minute drive from the Bolholt Hotel in Bury.

The Met

For an exhilarating evening of live entertainment, from contemporary to classic theatre, live music and stand-up, The Met independent arts and entertainment venue offers something to suit all penchants. Why not make a night of it with a pre-show dinner at next door’s contemporary restaurant, café and bar, The Automatic, and take advantage of the early evening dining offer. The Met is a great way to spend the evening and just a short five minute taxi ride from the Bolholt Hotel.

Burrs Activity Centre

Enjoy a fun-packed family day out at the Burrs Activity Centre in the Burrs Country Park. Show off your team building skills in raft building and problem solving activities, or try your hand at archery and climbing. The River Irwell runs straight through the park making Burrs the only UK activity centre to provide on-site white-water kayaking and canoeing. This unmissable action-fuelled experience can be found just eight minutes away from the Bolholt Hotel.