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Parking in Bolton

Bolton is a charming town set in some of Lancashire’s most idyllic countryside, right beside the magnificent West Pennine Moors. Whether you’re an enthusiastic rambler or simply enjoy beautiful scenery, there’s plenty to see and do in and around Bolton. Leave your car at one of our convenient Bolton NCP car parks, which are pre-bookable so you can plan ahead, and head off for the hills to enjoy the views.

Points of interest

In addition to the many walking trails, Bolton has historic parks, bridges and farms that are rooted in the area’s rich industrial past, when Lancashire was a powerhouse of activity that helped drive the Industrial Revolution. With Bolton NCP car parking so readily available, you can stop worrying about tickets and time limits and simply enjoy a day out, exploring what’s on offer here.

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Nearby car parks

Name Spaces Season Ticket Pre‑book
Bolton All Saints Street East 81  8 Buy
Bolton All Saints Street West 44  0
Bolton Ashburner Street 72  5
Bolton Back Cheapside 20  0
Bolton Back Cheapside 2 19  1
Bolton Blackhorse Street 42  0 Buy
Bolton Breightmet Street 96  2 Buy
Bolton Central Street 169  11 Buy
Bolton Clive Street 50  0 Buy
Bolton Deane Road 815  48 Buy Pre‑book
Bolton King Street 29  2 Buy
Bolton Octagon Theatre MSCP 508  0 Buy Pre‑book
Bolton Octagon Theatre SP 57  12
Bolton Pool Street South 75  4 Buy
Bolton Topp Way (Duke St) 794  48 Buy Pre‑book
Bolton St Helena Road 163  0 Buy
Bolton Upper Bark St 50  0
Bolton St Edmund Street 80  0
Name Bolton All Saints Street East
Spaces 81 8
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Name Bolton All Saints Street West
Spaces 44 0
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Name Bolton Ashburner Street
Spaces 72 5
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Name Bolton Back Cheapside
Spaces 20 0
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Name Bolton Back Cheapside 2
Spaces 19 1
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Name Bolton Blackhorse Street
Spaces 42 0
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Name Bolton Breightmet Street
Spaces 96 2
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Name Bolton Central Street
Spaces 169 11
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Name Bolton Clive Street
Spaces 50 0
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Name Bolton Deane Road
Spaces 815 48
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Name Bolton King Street
Spaces 29 2
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Name Bolton Octagon Theatre MSCP
Spaces 508 0
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Name Bolton Octagon Theatre SP
Spaces 57 12
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Name Bolton Pool Street South
Spaces 75 4
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Name Bolton Topp Way (Duke St)
Spaces 794 48
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Name Bolton St Helena Road
Spaces 163 0
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Name Bolton Upper Bark St
Spaces 50 0
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Name Bolton St Edmund Street
Spaces 80 0
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Attraction & event parking in Bolton

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Crompton Place Shopping Centre

At the heart of modern Bolton is Crompton Place Shopping Centre, where more than 40 retail outlets include big names as well as some independent shops. It was completely redeveloped in the 1980s and is a great place to spend an afternoon, leaving your car nearby at the NCP’s Bolton All Saints Street East.​

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Jumbles Country Park

Set in the West Pennine Moors, Jumbles Country Park has a popular footpath that skirts the edges of Jumbles Reservoir and has a café and visitor centre. After a morning of sightseeing or shopping, try parking in the NCP’s Bolton All Saints Street East car park and getting some fresh air and exercise here. The park is just north of the city centre, and you can continue the reservoir walk to nearby Wayoh Nature Reserve if you’re in the mood.​

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Bolton Market

Bolton has had a long history as a thriving market town, and people flock here from the surrounding region on market days still. The annual Food and Drink Festival is staged here, a showcase for speciality food and drinks, and there’s an Artisan Market every month. Just drop the car off at the NCP’s Bolton Blackhorse Street car park and enjoy market day with the rest of the crowd.

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Bolton Museum Aquarium and Archive

For a great day out with the kids, drop into Bolton Museum Aquarium and Archive. It was opened back in 1941 and is the only aquarium of its kind in the Greater Manchester area. Park nearby at the NCP’s Bolton King Street car park.​

Octagon Theatre

The Octagon is one of the UK’s most prestigious theatrical venues, staging regular runs of top quality productions. First opened in 1967, its unusual design is based on a huge hexagonal drum with a lattice steel roof. As well as being a successful commercial theatre, important community work is carried out here and if you park at the NCP’s Bolton Octagon Theatre SP car park you can pop along and see what’s currently happening.​

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Smithills Hall

This is a magnificent Grade I Listed manor house, one of the best preserved in the North West. It started out as a medieval hall but has later Tudor and Victorian wings, and a private chapel that was restored in 1592. Bolton Council now owns and runs it and you can take a free guided tour. Park at the NCP’s Bolton St Georges Road car park and enjoy a trip back in time at this unique glimpse into Old England.​

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Bolton Steam Museum

First opened to the public in 2006, Bolton Steam Museum was constructed over two decades on the site of the original Atlas Mill, as part of the living industrial heritage of the area. During the Industrial Revolution, the textile mills that brought wealth to the region were driven by stationary steam engines, 27 of which are on display right here. Drop your car off at the NCP’s Bolton Back Cheapside 2 car park close by.​

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Pre-book is available at 3 of our Bolton car parks. Simply select your arrival and leaving dates and times to book your space online. Pre-book allows you to reserve a parking space and save money versus paying on the day. Pre-booking parking is ideal for Bolton city breaks and much more. Save time and money.

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If you're a commuter or park your car regularly in Bolton city centre, take advantage of the best parking rates available with an NCP Season Ticket. Season Tickets are available at almost all of our Bolton car parks.

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ParkPass is our newest parking product, designed to make everyday parking quick and easy. Simply register for a ParkPass account and use your card to pay for parking automatically on exit, there's no need to queue at a pay machine. ParkPass is available to use at many of our Bolton car parks and also offers exclusive offers and benefits to accounts holders. 

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