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        About Bolton

        Bolton is a town in Greater Manchester in the North West of England. Bolton is surrounded by several smaller towns and villages, which together form the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton, of which Bolton is the administrative centre. The town of Bolton has a long history dating back to the Middle Ages. During the Industrial Revolution, Bolton became one of the most prominent mill towns in Lancashire. Manufacturing textile products such as linen and cotton cloths became the primary industry in the town, and Bolton rapidly grew to become one of the largest towns in Lancashire by the end of the 19th century. During the 20th century, as manufacturing industries declined, Bolton's economy shifted to other sectors such as service industries. Today, Bolton is a thriving town with a diverse economy. Bolton is also home to several cultural attractions. These include the Octagon Theatre, Bolton Museum and Art Gallery, and Bolton Wanderers Football Club. The town also has an active nightlife scene, with several bars and clubs. Bolton is an ideal base for exploring England's wider North West region. Bolton is a great place to live, work, or visit. There is something for everyone in this vibrant town.

        Basic info and car hire in Bolton

        • Location: United Kingdom.
        • Population: 288,200.
        • Official language: English.
        • Currency: Pounds Sterling (GBP).
        • Weather: The weather in Bolton is primarily cool and rainy, with occasional snowfall in the winter. The summers are mild, with occasional heat waves. Overall, the climate is moderate and pleasant. However, extreme weather events, such as floods or tornadoes, occur from time to time. Nonetheless, Bolton is a great place to stay, and its residents are used to the changeable weather.
        • Internet coverage: Hotels, bars, restaurants and cafes offer Wi-Fi.
        • Road conditions: The roads in Bolton are generally in good condition. However, a few areas can be a bit tricky to navigate, especially in winter. The best way to stay safe on the roads is to drive defensively and be aware of your surroundings. If you do encounter any problems, the best thing to do is to slow down and take your time. There may also be a few road closures that you should be aware of. These closures are usually due to construction or accidents. You can check for updates on the Bolton Council website or by following them on Twitter.
        • Car hire in Bolton: Hiring a car at - with Orbit Car Hire gives you plenty of freedom to get around Bolton and the UK. With a wide range of vehicles to choose from, you can be sure to find the one that suits your needs and gives you the most benefit on your trip.

        Driving in Bolton

        There are a few things to have in mind when driving in Bolton. Be aware of the narrow roads and plan your route accordingly. If possible, avoid driving during peak hours. Look for parking in side streets or residential areas. Follow the signs and markings on the road to avoid getting lost, drive defensively and be prepared for sudden stops or turns. With these tips in mind, you should be able to get around safely in Bolton. Enjoy your time in this beautiful city!

        • Age limits: The age limit is between 21 and 25, depending on the car rental agency. Many agencies will either charge a young driver fee if you are under this age or not allow you to rent the car.
        • International Driving Permit: Yes, if your driver's license is not identifiable as Driving License, for example, if it is written in a non-Latin alphabet (e.g. Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic, Japanese).
        • Additional papers: Identification (passport), a valid driver's license, and valid proof of insurance. (It is advisable to take out insurance with the car rental company if your policy does not cover you when driving in the UK).
        • Additional requirements: Warning triangles, spare wheels and a hands-free kit with hearing aids are required if you are talking on the phone while driving.
        • Children in the car: All vehicle occupants must wear a seat belt. Children under twelve years of age or over 5 feet tall may ride in the front passenger seat.
        • Driving side of the road: Left.
        • Lights: Headlights must be on at all times (day and night).
        • General speed limits: 80 mph / 130 km/h on motorways, 49 mph / 80 km/h on main roads outside built-up areas and 31 mph/50 km/h inside built-up areas.
        • Parking suggestions: Almost all car parks are metered, and the average price per hour is around GBP 1.90/ € 2.20.

        Car Hire in Bolton

        Most popular car hire at Bolton

        The most selected hire car in Bolton is the Kia Rio, with the Ford Fiesta and Ford Focus also being a popular options. The most popular car types in Bolton are mini and compact car categories. 

        Popular Driving Routes

        Popular One-Way car hire from Bolton

        Do you want to rent a car for a one-way trip? No problem! Orbit Car Hire offers a variety of one-way rentals in many locations outside of Newcastle. A one-way rental is ideal for travelling across town or the country and saves you time by not having to return to your original site.
        Bolton is in the North West region of England, and it is exciting to travel beyond Bolton. There are many fascinating cities to drive to with your hired car, such as London, Birmingham, Brighton, Liverpool, Manchester and many more! With permission of the car hire company you work with, you can even take your rental car to other places like Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales and start your little UK trip. The possibilities are endless!

        Start your reservation with Orbit Car Hire and find excellent options for one-way car hire locations all over the UK.

        Popular day trips from Bolton

        There are several great places to visit on a day trip from Bolton. You're sure to have a great day out from Bolton wherever you decide to go.

        The Peak District National Park is just a short drive away and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. It is known for its scenic beauty and its rich history. The park is home to many different kinds of animals and plants, and it is also a great place to go hiking and camping. There are many different kinds of activities that you can do in the park. If you are looking for a place to visit that is full of history and culture, then the Peak District National Park is the perfect place for you.

        For something a little different, why not explore the historic city of Chester? The city has a long and rich history dating back to Roman times. In medieval times, Chester was an important port and market town, later becoming a major coaching stop on the London-to-Liverpool route. Today, Chester is a thriving tourist destination, with a wide range of shops, restaurants, bars and attractions to keep visitors entertained. The city is also home to several historic buildings and landmarks, including the ancient Chester Rows and the Gothic cathedral. If you're looking for a taste of British history and culture, then Chester is worth a visit.

        Or how about Alderley Edge, home to some of the most breathtaking views in Cheshire? This picturesque village is situated atop a sandstone ridge that offers stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Alderley Edge is home to several luxury hotels and restaurants, as well as several shops and boutiques. The village is also home to several historical landmarks, including St. Wilfrid's Church and the Alderley Edge Hotel. Visitors to the village can enjoy various activities, including hiking, horseback riding, and golfing. Alderley Edge is an ideal destination for a relaxing and luxurious experience.

        If you're looking for family fun, head to Blackpool - one of the UK's most popular seaside resort towns. There are many things to do in Blackpool. The town is home to Blackpool Tower, a 518-foot tall tower which offers stunning views of the town and surrounding area. The tower also houses an aquarium, ballroom, and circus. Other attractions in Blackpool include the Pleasure Beach amusement park, the Winter Gardens conference centre, and the Sandcastle Water Park. If you are visiting Blackpool with children, plenty of activities keep them entertained. The Pleasure Beach amusement park has more than 50 rides and attractions, including the Big One roller coaster. The Sandcastle Water Park is also a great place for kids, with its slides, pools, and wave machine. Other family-friendly activities in Blackpool include visiting the Sealife Centre and the Madame Tussauds wax museum. There is something for everyone to enjoy in this vibrant town.

        You're sure to find a great day trip from Bolton, UK, whatever your interests. So get out there and explore! You're sure to have a great day out from Bolton wherever you decide to go.

        What to see in Bolton

        There's plenty to do and see in Bolton! For history lovers, the town hall and castle are a must-see.
        Bolton Town Hall was built in the early 19th century and is a Grade I listed building. The town hall is home to the Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council and houses the council chamber, offices and other municipal facilities. The town hall is located on Victoria Square, also home to the Bolton War Memorial.
        Bolton Parish Church is also well worth a visit. Bolton Parish Church is known for its Gothic architecture and is one of Bolton's most popular tourist attractions. The church has a long history, dating back to the 12th century when it was first built. Over the years, the church has undergone several renovations and additions, making it one of the most beautiful and unique churches in the UK. If you're ever in Bolton, check out Bolton Parish Church!
        Bolton has some great parks and walking trails for those who enjoy the outdoors.
        Barrow Bridge Village is a residential area located in Bolton. It is situated near the River Irwell and consists of several streets, including Barrow Bridge Road, Barrow Bridge Street, and Barrow Bridge Lane. The village is home to several amenities, including a pub, a church, and a primary school. There are also several parks and green spaces in the area. The village originated as a hamlet in the medieval period and was first recorded in 1316.
        Doffcocker Nature Reserve is a nature reserve in Bolton. It covers an area of 37 hectares and is home to various wildlife, including birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians. The reserve is open to the public all year round and there are several walking trails to follow. A visitor centre also contains information about the reserve and its wildlife.
        And for shoppers, Market Place Shopping Centre, Bolton Market and many more should not be missed!
        Whatever your interests, you're sure to find something to do in Bolton, UK.

        Bolton Abbey in the UK 

        Bolton castle and surroundings

        Where to eat, drink, and party in Bolton

        There are plenty of great places to eat and drink in Bolton. Whether you're looking for a quick bite or a sit-down meal, you'll find something to suit your taste.

        Best restaurants and bars in Bolton

        Baker's restaurant in Bolton is a great place to enjoy some delicious British cuisine. The menu features all of your favourite traditional dishes and some unique specialities you won't find anywhere else. Whether looking for a hearty meal to warm you up on a cold day or a light and refreshing dish to enjoy during the summer, Baker's has something for everyone. And with an extensive wine list, there's sure to be the perfect pairing for your meal. So come on and enjoy some of the best food at Baker's restaurant in Bolton.

        If you're looking for a delicious, vegan-friendly meal, check out Earthlings in Bolton! This restaurant serves up some of the best plant-based cuisines, and there's something on the menu for everyone to enjoy. Trust us. You won't be disappointed!

        The Victoria Walshaw Restaurant is a family-run restaurant in Bolton. The restaurant serves traditional British food and is known for its friendly service and homely atmosphere. The restaurant has been in business for over 15 years and is a popular choice for locals and visitors to Bolton. The Victoria Walshaw Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and offers a variety of starters, main courses, and desserts. The restaurant also offers a takeaway service, so you can enjoy your meal in the comfort of your own home. Whether you're looking for a quick bite to eat or a leisurely meal with friends, the Victoria Walshaw Restaurant is sure to satisfy your appetite.

        Tapaz Ristorante is a family-friendly Italian restaurant located in Bolton. The restaurant offers a variety of classic Italian dishes and a selection of gluten-free and vegetarian options. Tapaz Ristorante also has a kids menu, making it a great option for families with young children. The restaurant has a casual atmosphere, making it perfect for a casual night out with friends or family. And, if you're looking for something truly special, Tapaz Ristorante offers private dining options for groups of up to 20 people. Whether you're looking for a romantic dinner for two or a fun night out with friends, Tapaz Ristorante is sure to please.

        Yates pub in Bolton is a great place to enjoy a pint or two with friends. The pub has a cosy atmosphere and the staff are always friendly. The food menu is also great, with plenty of traditional English dishes. If you're ever in Bolton, check out Yates pub!

        The Earl Of Derby pub is a favourite among locals and visitors alike. The pub dates back to the early 1800s and has served delicious food and drinks. The menu features traditional British favourites like fish and chips, shepherd's pie, and bangers and mash. The pub also has a wide selection of beers, wines, and spirits. Whether you're looking for a place to enjoy a pint with friends or looking for a cosy spot to enjoy a meal, the Earl Of Derby is the perfect spot.

        The Oxygen Bar is a popular pub in Bolton. Located in the city's heart, it is known for its lively atmosphere and a great selection of beers and ciders. The pub also has a large outdoor seating area, making it a perfect place to enjoy a sunny day. The Oxygen Bar is the perfect place to unwind after a long day with its friendly staff and relaxed vibe.

        FAQ

        What you need to know about renting a car

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        What do I need to rent a car in the United Kingdom?

        credit card in the name of the main driver needs to be presented. A security deposit may be required while renting a car so the credit card must have sufficient funds. You can find details about the security deposit listed while booking the vehicle as well as on your voucher. It is important to have a valid driving license with the name of the main driver as well as additional drivers when it applies. An International Driving Permit is required in addition to a National Driving License if the National Driving License you or any of the Additional Drivers hold is not clearly identifiable as a Driving License, eg, it is in a non-Latin alphabet (eg Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic, Japanese). It can also depend on the country or car rental company you are renting with. If you have found a car on our website, you can press the rental terms link from the supplier for more information about driving license requirements. You will need to have identification with you such as a passport and ID cards. When you pick up your rental car you need to have your voucher with you.

        How old do I need to be to rent a car in the United Kingdom?

        The minimum age to rent a car is 25 years old and with some suppliers for people over 75 years of age. Young driver surcharges may apply to many car rental companies for people under 25 years of age. This information is visible in the search engine with Orbit Car Hire.

        Do I need car insurance in the UK?

        Insurances are very important when renting a car and can be different between countries. When renting a car in the United Kingdom with Orbit Car Hire the prices will include mandatory insurances in the country.

        Do I need a credit card to rent a car in the United Kingdom?

        In most cases, a credit card is required to be presented in the name of the main driver. A security deposit may be required when renting a car so it is important to have sufficient funds on the credit card. When searching for a car at Orbit you can see credit card requirements from all our suppliers.

        Do I need an international driving license in the UK?

        An International Driving Permit is required in addition to a National Driving License if the National Driving License you or any of the Additional Drivers hold is not clearly identifiable as a Driving License, eg, it is in a non-Latin alphabet (eg Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic, Japanese). If you have found a car on our website, you can press the rental terms link from the supplier for more information about driving license requirements.

        How do I get the cheapest car in the United Kingdom?

        You can find cheap car hire by comparing prices with all major car rentals at Orbit. A good idea can be to book in advance as the prices can increase closer to the travel period.

        What is the cheapest rental car in the UK?

        You will find the mini car category or economy cars to be the cheapest car categories. Vehicles such as Toyota Yaris and Vauxhall Corsa often provide the best prices. 

        What is the best car rental company in the United Kingdom?

        You may find excellent service provided by companies such as Enterprise Rent a Car, Alamo Rent a Car, National Car Rental, Europcar Rent a Car and Green motion.

        What types and makes of rental car deals can I find in the United Kingdom?

        You will find car types such as mini, economy, compact, Full-Size, and luxury cars. Popular rental cars are Vauxhall Corsa, Ford Focus, Volvo XC 60.

        Does my rental car have unlimited mileage when I book it for the UK?

        Most car rentals in the UK offer unlimited mileage in their offers. 

        How old to hiring a car in the UK?

        It depends on the car hire company. The most common age is from 21to 25. 

        Find The Best Car Hire Companies In Bolton

        • Ace Rent A Car
        • Alamo Car Hire
        • Budget Car Hire
        • Car Hire with Keddy by Europcar
        • Easirent Car Hire
        • Enterprise Rent a Car
        • Europcar
        • Green Motion Car Rental
        • National
        • Routes
        • Sixt Rent a Car
        • SurPrice

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