The town of Wigan is located close to Manchester and sits on the River Douglas. Historically, Wigan was in the territory occupied by people known as the “Brigantes”, an ancient Celtic tribe who ruled much of northern England. During the Industrial Revolution, Wigan underwent an enormous growth in population. Porcelain and clock making were major industries in the town but coal mining was also extensive.
The town of Wigan has also been immortalized by George Orwell, in his book, “The Road to Wigan Pier”, which deals with the living conditions of the working class during the 1930’s. Wigan Pier is still standing here today and used to be used as a wharf. Although located near Manchester, Wigan has its own landmarks and history worth visiting, such as parks, museums and various landmarks. If you’re a sports fan, there’s no shortage of rugby or football, either!
So, if you’re here for a quaint little visit or you’re looking for a quiet spot, outside of Manchester, here are some of the best spots to stay in Wigan.
A lovely little cozy apartment in Wigan, the owner says this is a perfect place for anyone visiting friends or family in Wigan, or anyone on business. It’s also an ideal spot if you’re planning on traveling to nearby Liverpool, Manchester, Leigh or Bolton, as, oftentimes, finding a little spot outside the big cities is cheaper than being in the city, proper. The loft is owned by a local bar owner, who offers breakfast in the bar, during the mornings. It is also only a fifteen-minute walk to the town center. Grab a pint and go explore!
Studio Loft Apartment
Price: from 110 USD
Number of Guests: 3
This place is big, yet cozy and ideal for people traveling on business, as it features a comfortable work station, comfy beds and a lounge space. It’s also centrally located, right next to Mesnes Park and the town center, as well as the nearby train station. Because of its proximity to the train station, this location is ideal for people looking for a cheaper alternative to finding a space in Liverpool or Manchester. It is also within walking distance to DW Stadium, where the local rugby and football teams play. It’s a bright, well-lit space and it is great for leisure and business.
Private Room In Lodge
Price: from 84 USD
Number of Guests: 2
This little spot is located centrally, in the town of Wigan. It’s also newly refurbished and has new appliances. The newly done bathroom features a back lit wall mirror and heated towel rack, so when you get out of the shower, you’ll be warm and toasty, wrapped up in your fresh towels. It’s a thirteen-minute walk to the train station, a ten-minute walk to the supermarket and a short stroll to the center of town - this cozy little spot is great for any type of traveler. Its location makes it ideal as a point to hop on the train and visit other nearby cities.
Price: from 74 USD
Number of Guests: 6
A modern, spacious apartment, here, you’ll find everything you could need during your stay in Wigan. There’s a lounge and kitchen, bathroom, TV and WiFi, all included, as well as free, secure parking. The apartment is located on the second floor and the bedroom features a cozy double bed. Pubs, shopping and Mesnes Park are located close by, as well as entertainment, like a movie theater, golf course and cricket club.
Price: from 101 USD
Number of Guests: 2
This modern hotel in the center of Wigan is located just off the two main highways, accessible to the town. It’s a good location for travelers coming to or from nearby cities or for travelers who need to be up and going early in the morning. All rooms have WiFi and coffee/tea facilities and local points of interest are nearby, such as the Wigan Pier, the stadium, and Camelot Theme Park, only 20 minutes away, by car. Guests can also enjoy free parking and proximity to train stations.
Mercure Wigan Oak Hotel
Address: Old Charles Street, Wigan, WN1 3SS, United Kingdom (see map)
Price: from 88 USD
This hotel is located a bit outside the town, in the countryside, which is nice for travelers who are looking a for a little less hustle and bustle and little more relaxation. The hotel has a leisure club, a cafe and restaurant. Free WiFi and satellite TV are featured in every room. The hotel features classic decor and a spa. You can relax in the sauna after a long and stressful day or hit up the gym and release some of that stress. The award winning restaurant overlooks the countryside and serves dishes made from local produce.
Address: Moss Lane, Wrightington, Wigan, WN6 9PB, United Kingdom (see map)
Price: from 135 USD
The Brocket Arms features the standard amenities you’d find in a hotel, such as WiFi and coffee/tea facilities. There is also terrace view of the city from the hotel and a restaurant on site. The nearest airport from the hotel is located in Liverpool. The hotel is great for couples and rated highly among people traveling with companions.
The Brocket Arms Hotel
Address: 38 Mesnes Road , Wigan, WN1 2DD, United Kingdom (see map)
Price: from 84 USD
Fifteens of Swinley Inn is set apart from other hotels by their quirky decor. It looks like a pub on the outside and inside, there is a hotel. But, fret not if you are looking for a drink, as there is also a bar. This is definitely a different looking hotel - good for travelers who may be looking for something a little different.
Fifteens Of Swinley Inn
Address: 15 Upper Dicconson Street, Wigan, WN1 2AD, United Kingdom (see map)
Price: from 127 USD
A quirky little town
Wigan is a great spot for travelers looking for cheaper accommodation options than what can be found in big, nearby cities, like Liverpool or Manchester but it also features its own unique vibe. There are still a lot of cool little spots to check out in Wigan, so make sure you go check em out as well!
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