"Discovering the Wigan Way" Wigan by sandysmith
Wigan Travel Guide: 52 reviews and 47 photos
Wigan was a former coal mining and cotton mill town. We came here to take a look at the famously riddiculed Wigan Pier and the museum of Victorian life here - but found it closed:-S Never the less we just as much enjoyed walking around, discovering the public art in and around the town.
Another day we will return to tackle the 8 mile circular walk - " The Wigan Way" from the Pier along the canal towpaths and woods to Haigh Hall country park estate - when its a more sunny day hopefully.
- Pros:shops, art and country/canal trails
- Cons:museum is closed on a Saturday :-SS
- In a nutshell:industrial heritage and art
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