Wigan is an incredibly diverse destination as far as tourism is concerned. There is heritage, ample shopping opportunity, vibrant nightlife, miles of countryside to explore, renowned festivals, and the best in northern character & hospitality. There are plenty of things to explore especially when you are with a beautiful Wigan escort by your side. So, what are your options, let’s explore:
Haigh Hall and Country Park:
250 acres of beautiful & historic woodlands and vegetation cover around the Georgian Hall – once the home of earls & lords. At present, Haigh is home to country trails, a fifteen inch railroad, a sample village, walled gardens, children’s rides, and stables centre with its information centre, cafe and craft gallery.
Museum of Wigan Life:
The fascinating heritage of Wigan is retold in the recently opened Museum of Wigan Life. Placed in the old reference library, this building was employed by George Orwell when researching ‘The Road to Wigan Pier’. This museum recounts Civil War battles, Roman settlements, industrial heritage & local social history.
Lively displays cover everything from sport to world war & from music to festivals in Wigan, Leigh & across the borough.
The Leeds – Liverpool Canal:
The lengthiest of its kind in Britain, the canal links majority of the attractions in Wigan such as the town centre, Haigh Hall, Pennington Flash and Wigan Pier among others. Renovated & traffic free trails offer opportunities for cycling, walking, and discovering Wigan’s natural and industrial heritage.
Shopping in Wigan:
When it comes to Shopping, Wigan has plenty of opportunities both for the locals and outsiders. There are both contemporary and traditional indoor & outdoor markets for shopping enthusiasts in Wigan. Well-served with great parking & with 2 train stations, Wigan Town Centre is a must for shopping lovers.
Market Street, Exchange Square and Manchester Arndale provides an unmatched collection of global brands merged with the best of British at John Lewis, Selfridges, Debenhams and Marks and Spencer.
For something extra special, explore the boutique districts around Spinningfields, King Street, and New Cathedral Street. Or if one off Wigan’s independents & handmade shopping is more of your thing, Manchester’s alternative & creative heart, the NQ is home to never-ending vintage stores.
The Trencherfield Mill Engine
Trencherfield Mill Steam Engine is one of the largest and finest working examples of its type. Built 100 years ago, this mammoth metal powerhouse was regarded as a feat of industrial engineering. Churning out a massive 2,500 horse power to feed the ever hungry machinery of Trencherfield Mill, it played an instrumental role in Wigan’s industrial development.
Visitors to Trencherfield Mill and the Wigan Pier Quarter are now once again able to awe at this giant’s immense size and power, but more importantly, experience it working as it did all those years ago- full steam ahead!