Wigan may just be down the road from the bright lights of Manchester and Liverpool, but there is plenty to see and do right here.
From beautiful scenery at Haigh Woodland Park and Fairy Glen to high-adrenaline action at Three Sisters Race Circuit and interesting exhibitions at the Museum of Wigan Life, there is something for everyone.
These are the 12 best attractions in Wigan, according to reviews on travel website Tripadvisor.
5. DW Stadium
The DW Stadium attracts crowds from across the UK as the home of both Wigan Warriors and Wigan Athletic Photo: Simon Marper/PA
6. Wigan Roller Rink
Wigan Roller Rink, in Eckersley Mill, welcomes people of all ages who want to try moving on four wheels on its wooden floor. There are also roller skate lessons, a cafe, bar and activities on offer Photo: Submitted
7. Mesnes Park
Mesnes Park is just on the edge of Wigan town centre and a beautiful place to visit in all seasons. It has been restored to its former glory in recent years and includes a band stand, formal gardens and the Sir Francis Sharpe Powell monument Photo: Michelle Adamson
8. Worthington Lakes, Standish
Worthington Lakes - made up of Adlington Lake, Arley Lake and Worthington Reservoir - is a great place to walk, look out for wildlife, catch fish or enjoy a picnic Photo: Michelle Adamson