Man and a Van in Wigan
Located in Greater Manchester in England is the town of Wigan with a population of around 103,000 people. Wigan is situated between the large cities of Manchester and Liverpool making it a great location for those who are looking to commute.
Some popular areas to live in Wigan are Wrightington, Gathurst, Apply Bridge, Aston-in-Makerfiel, Orrell, and Newtown. For those looking to relocate to these areas the average monthly rent for a house is around £475pcm. The average house price in the town is £175,000.
Wigan is a very vibrant and diverse town with many attractions. Wigan Market takes place in the town centre. This is one of the oldest indoor markets in the area and offers a variety of goods for shoppers to purchase.
Perhaps the most famous place to visit in Wigan is the Wigan Pier. This is because it sets the scene in the George Orwell book ‘The Road to Wigan Pier.’ When visiting it today you will find a museum and visitor centre, which will help you learn more about the industrial heritage of Wigan.
As well as this, Wigan is well known for its variety of achievements in sports. Their professional rugby team, the Wigan Warriors, are one of the most successful teams in the history of the sport. Home games are played at their DW Stadium, which is also shared with Wigan Athletic Football Club. Wigan boasts another successful sports team in the form of their cricket team, Wigan Cricket Club. As well as being one of the oldest, this is also one of the most successful cricket clubs in the country.
Wigan also has many parks and outdoor spaces to visit. One such place is the Haigh Hall Country Park, which is a great place to visit if you enjoy the countryside and outdoor activities. If long walks are for you, walking around the town itself will lead you to find historic buildings and landmarks such as St George’s Church which dates to the 14th century. You will also find the reservoirs that used to be used to supply the town with water called the Wigan Flashes.
In addition to this, Wigan has undergone a lot of renovation recently, with the development of new houses across the town, as well as the addition of more shops and leisure facilities to meet the demands of the growing population.