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Travel Blogs from Bolton
We started off the day with another great English breakfast. What is great is that every place has a lot of veggie options so eggs, veggie sausage, grilled tomatoes and beans. Yum. Then we walked over to Harvard House which Harvard University now owns. No real connection to Shakespeare other than that the house is from that era and his parents and the owners of this house were friends. Then we well ...
... achievement! I am honoured to score a ticket.
With a student population of 38,000, graduations are a large affair. They are taking place every day over TWO WEEKS at the rate of five ceremonies per day. Admittedly the Whitworth Hall is vastly smaller than Robert Blackwood at Monash, but far more impressive. It is a mid-1800's hall oozing more Victorian Gothic Revival than any Harry Potter building. There is a magnificent pipe ...
... wilds could be best described as a small forest grove, followed by a few hectares of sheep pasture and stone walls, terminating at a large country palace/estate. Not exactly Canadian grizzlies and glaciers but a very pleasant mid-day scramble. Also, no black flies...
So, we picnicked on the 'peak' of the hill basking in sunshine and the panoramic view of Manchester, Lyme Park, and the Cage (a fantastical hunting lodge/folly near the ...
Matt and I had a day to ourselves today whilst the kids where having a pyjama day at Nanny's, much to their delight.
We headed off to the Trafford Centre for breakfast - I was really wanting poached eggs, but the poached eggs where hard boiled and it was a very disappointing start to the day! The coffee wasn't too bad though!
Off we went shopping, its been a while since we have been shopping together just for ...
... reduced by 19.25%2525 in a week, but the strenous exercise and eating regime of the last week is proving unpopular so far. James : cycling up hills gives you another insight into something we all take for granted. Breathing. Today's little jaunt gave lots of opportunities to compare heavy breathing techniques. I start with Steve. It sounds like a scene from Call the Midwife. Short sharp bursts of shallow panting as if having contractions followed by a long loud groan ...
Other places to stay in Bolton
1 Higher Bridge Street, Bolton | 3 star hotelfrom $78
De Havilland Way, Bolton | 4 star hotelfrom $96
Hospital Road, Bolton | 3 star hotelfrom $96
- What a nightmare!
- Could be so much better
- Not so great
Manchester Road, Bolton | 3 star hotelfrom $89
Beaumont Road, Bolton | 3 star hotelfrom $64
3 Arena Approach, Bolton | Hotelfrom $81
991 Chorley New Road, Bolton | Hotelfrom $79
Blackburn Road, Bolton | 2 star hotelfrom $49
Grange Road, Bolton | Hotelfrom $54