Wigan, located in Greater Manchester, has a rich industrial history dating back to the 18th century. The town is known for its coal mines and cotton mills that powered the Industrial Revolution. Visitors can explore Wigan's past at the Museum of Wigan Life, which showcases the town's social and cultural heritage.
Wigan hosts various events throughout the year, including an annual food festival and a popular music festival called Wigan Live. The town also boasts several parks and nature reserves ideal for outdoor activities such as hiking and cycling.
One of the main attractions in Wigan is the DW Stadium, home to both Wigan Athletic FC and rugby team Wigan Warriors. Sports enthusiasts can take a behind-the-scenes tour of the stadium or catch a match during their visit. Other notable attractions include Haigh Woodland Park with its adventure playgrounds, historic hall, golf course and miniature railway; Trencherfield Mill steam engine museum; Jumbles Country Park offering panoramic views over Bolton district; and Three Sisters Racing Circuit with go-karting facilities.