Wigan, a historic Celtic town situated in Greater Manchester, is easily accessible from all over the UK. Wigan has committed to improving its public transport system since 2013 after the bus business was acquired by Stagecoach which runs the commercial services. This major bus operator provides hourly services arriving and departing from Wigan and the surrounding local areas to Hindley, Pemberton and Leigh. To increase its travel routes, Stagecoach also offers services to larger cities such as Manchester. Long distance coach services such as National Express also operate in this bus station, ensuring the town is connected to other major cities such as London Victoria, Birmingham and Bristol.
Wigan is a beautiful town seeped in history and there are great opportunities to visit its numerous heritage sites. At the Museum of Wigan Life you can learn more about the historic past of the area and visit the Trencherfield Mill Steam Engine which built 100 years ago, is a fine operating example of local industrial engineering. Wigan is also rich in culture and you can delve into its arts scene at the Turnpike Gallery which inspires through interesting exhibitions and visual arts or you can enjoy a range of cultural festivals on throughout the year such as the Wigan Food and Drink Festival, International Jazz Festival and Words Festival. Wigan is also the centre of Greenheart, a stretch of beautiful parks and majestic woodlands which are the ideal setting for a leisurely stroll. If it's shopping you prefer, Wigan town centre is a hub of major chain stores and independent retailers, while The Grande Arcade is a premier shopping centre for a more indulgent shopping spree.