Thinking about buying a new home in Wigan?
When thinking of where to buy your new home, Wigan is an excellent area to consider. Being centrally located between Manchester and Liverpool, and with excellent commuter links between the cities, the town has a lot to offer.
Shopping opportunities in Wigan are vast, ranging from a weekly shop at one of many supermarkets to a browse around the town’s two large shopping malls. On either side of a pedestrianised street are The Grand Arcade and The Galleries, both offering many high street stores and a choice of cafes and eateries. For an even bigger shopping experience, the cities of Manchester and Liverpool can be reached by road or rail within the hour, bringing with them an endless choice of shops, from independent boutiques to Selfridges and Harvey Nichols.
Wigan has sports and leisure for all
There are excellent sports and fitness facilities in Wigan with local leisure centres, swimming pools and sports clubs. You’ll also find a variety of fitness, tennis and netball classes at local venues as well as golfing at Pennington and Haigh. For those of you who enjoy watching sport, there are several great local teams to support, including Wigan Warriors rugby league club and Wigan Athletic football club as well as the well-known clubs in Manchester and Liverpool.
If you enjoy the great outdoors, Wigan’s Greenheart offers several beautiful areas for you to visit. Take a woodland walk through one of the many local woods, enjoy the wetland wildlife at Wigan Flashes or follow the Leeds and Liverpool Canal towpath, ideal for walking, jogging, cycling and horse riding. Just a mile from Wigan town centre is Haigh Hall and Country Park, a historic house with impressive grounds and lots to do. You can explore the sprawling woodlands, follow one of the walking trails, attempt the Haigh High Ropes course or enjoy a picnic in the Kitchen Courtyard. There is something for everyone, including a brand new adventure play zone for the little ones.
Lots to do for all the family
Residents of Wigan can enjoy a varied choice of attractions and entertainment, from family events to vibrant nightlife and a great choice of restaurants and bars. For a quirky night out, visit the Wigan Little Theatre, an intimate 230-seater venue, famous for its friendly atmosphere, quality performances and annual pantomime. If you’re interested to learn about the town’s rich history, take a trip to the small but fascinating Museum of Wigan Life or, if you prefer some high adrenaline excitement, drive a supercar around the track at the Three Sisters Race Circuit.
Excellent transport links to Wigan by road, rail and air
One of Wigan’s biggest benefits is its accessibility to surrounding cities and towns, with easy links to destinations far and wide. The motorway network is on the town’s doorstep, giving easy access to many areas of the UK, with the big cities of Manchester and Liverpool driveable within the hour. Wigan is served by two train stations, Wigan Wallgate offering local links and Wigan North Western with regular services to Manchester Airport, Liverpool, Glasgow and London. International air travel is also easily accessible, with Manchester Airport and Liverpool John Lennon Airports just a short drive away.