For general information, visit Bolton’s page on wikipedia.
There is much information on the local city council pages for visitors.
Bolton’s average daytime high temperature during the conference period is 20°C (68°F) (from Accuweather.com). You can get a reliable hour by hour weather forecast for Bolton over the next few days here.
The city centre of the revitalised metropolis, Manchester, is 15 minutes away by train. Home to Manchester United and Manchester City football clubs, test cricket, the Hacienda club (and many others), the Hallé Orchestra, Universities, and Musea. The outstanding Manchester Museum of Science and Industry houses (amongst other things) many objects from early computing in Britain. Alan Turing worked at Manchester University after the Second World War, until his death, and Stafford Beer was Professor of Management at the Manchester Business School.
More tourism information will be added here as we move towards the conference.