Just over 15 miles north-west of Manchester lies the town of Wigan. Well-known for both its football and rugby league clubs, Wigan’s population is estimated to stand at 317,800 according to the local council, the highest it has ever been.
Over the years Wigan has grown from a small market town into a shopping hub for those in the local area, with the Grand Arcade shopping centre being particularly popular. There are also numerous historical sights to see in Wigan, such as the Pier, Trencherfield Mill and the local theatre.
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