Chorley is a town in Lancashire, England located in the West Pennine Moors.

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Winter Hill

This is the highest point of The West Pennine Moors and is situated in the borough of Chorley (just - it's actually closer to Horwich and Bolton). It stands at 1,496 feet high. Probably the most notable figure of Winter Hill is the television mast which can be viewed from miles around. The Hill is a local attraction and there have been many tales told about Winter Hill including: '''Two Lads''' - The Tale of 2 Lads goes as on one dark and gloomy night 2 lads were walking over Winter Hill and was never seen again,no one knows what happened. '''Scotsmans Stump''' - Another Tale of Winter Hill is one about a Scotsman called George Henderston who was walking over Winter Hill in 1838 and was murdered,there now stands a stump and monument which is called Scotsmans stump.In 1958, a plane crashed into the Television Masts and killed passengers. Because it is the highest part of The West Pennine Moors,views are stunning there are views of different areas Blackpool Tower and The Big One,The Lake District and it is said even Wales.

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Chorley Markets

Chorley describes itself as '''Lancashire's Market Town''' and is proud of its popular market, which lies at the very heart of the town. The covered market opens 9am - 4.30pm on the following days. Monday - Flea Market and collectables. Tuesday - New goods and food cabins, with additional stalls on the adjacent ''Flat Iron'' car park. Thursday - craft, new goods and food cabins. Friday - new goods and food cabins. Saturday - new goods and food cabins with additional food and craft market on nearby Fazakerley Street every second Saturday.

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Chorley Little Theatre

Built in 1910 as a cinema, now run by local volunteers as an arts venue. Regular amateur productions of high quality. Hosts some of the biggest names in standup comedy throughout the year and still fulfills its original role as cinema on some Sunday evenings

Astley Hall Museum and Art Gallery

Astley Hall is a museum and art gallery all housed within a Grade I listed Elizabethan historic house. The extensive landscaped grounds are now Chorley's Astley Park.

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Camelot Theme Park

Theme Park with a loose Arthurian theme. Some decent rollercoasters. Book in advance online for savings against entry fees.

New Season Tapas Bar

More of a Mediterranean Fusion cuisine than traditional tapas, but none the worse for that


Large Indian restaurant serving a good quality, if fairly standard, UK Indian menu.

Premier Inn Chorley North

The hotel has an onsite restaurant and has free onsite parking

Premier Inn Chorley South

The hotel has an onsite restaurant and has free onsite parking

About Chorley

10 miles north-west of Bolton, 12 miles south-west of Blackburn and 6 miles north of Wigan. Preston is 10 miles north of Chorley, and Manchester is 30 miles south-east of Chorley.

Chorley describes itself as "Lancashire's Market Town". The markets take place most days, and continue to attract shoppers from around the local area. Chorley Borough, surrounding the town, includes many charming rural villages, and contrasting types of countryside. To the east of the town, the terrain rises up into the West Pennine Moors. Relatively low altitude, but still a remote landscape. The terrain to the west of the town could not be more different, with the flat, fertile West Lancashire Mosslands stretching away to the coast at Southport

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