in and around Wigan
Wigan is the birthplace of Wigan Athletic Football Club and Wigan Warriors, who both share the JJB stadium as their home.
Most people will know about the famous Wigan Pier, known in the past for its hugely popular club nights and promotions. It sits at the bottom of the Leeds/Liverpool Canal and is still popular with visitors, although for a different reason these days. It tends to move at a more leisurely pace, with people riding or walking up and down the towpath between Liverpool and Leeds.
Wigan is also home to the amazing Haigh Hall, which itself is full of history. It is surrounded by stunning parkland and open to visitors throughout the year, with various events taking place.
If art is your thing, then try the Turnpike Gallery, which includes work by local artists and workshops.
Take a look at our top 'Attractions' in Wigan.