Turton is a unique area in that it crosses the boundary of two counties, Greater Manchester and Lancashire. The area is located to the North of Bolton, yet is still only a 15 minute drive from Bolton Town Centre. South Turton sits within the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton, while North Turton falls under the remit of Blackburn with Darwen. Both parts are renowned for their close access to beautiful landscapes in the nearby countryside. Another outstanding feature of Turton is the fact that it is still sought out for archaeological digs. Many interesting items of historical significance have been found lying in the fields that surround this ancient parish.

The range of property types available in Turton means that there will always be a perfect property for you. There is no shortage of greenery available with the idyllic Turton Moor for walkers, or the stunning Turton Tower for those enjoy a leisurely stroll. If this sounds like the type of area you would like to set up home in, then The Purple Property Shop is here to help you. We are estate and letting agents based in Bolton, who have experience of buying, selling and letting across the borough. If you’re looking to buy, sell or let within Turton, our help is only a phone call away.

It may not be immediately apparent, but Turton meant “Thor’s town” in Old English for all you Vikings fans out there. This name points to the fact that the area was once a hotbed of Scandinavian enclaves. Not much has changed since those days of tilling the rich soil and celebrating the turning of the seasons. Turton is still an area where people enjoy a quieter pace of life with tramping, countryside walks and warming winter fires blowing down on the wind.

Turton is also home to one of the oldest, if not the oldest, football club in the Britain. Turton Football Club was founded in 1871. Its original ground is still used today by the Old Boltonians team and is believed to be the oldest football pitch still in use today. Turton Football Club now play at Thomasson Fold in Edgeworth. There’s no shortage of places to eat in Turton with Giuseppe’s proving a local favourite. The Chetham Arms and The Victorian Tea Room also come highly recommended.

People who look for properties in Turton, also look for properties in Edgworth, Chapeltown and Egerton.


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