Ye Olde Man and Scythe

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Having a reputation for being one of the oldest pubs in Britain (built in 1251), it also gained attention when a ghost was caught on security camera here. It is widely believed that James Stanley still remains here and might have been the figure in the footage.

(Submitted by Chris Berglund)

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Geographic Information

6 – 8 Churchgate, Bolton, Lancashire, BL1 1HL

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53.57959, -2.4262579999999616
Nearest Towns:
Bolton, UK (0.4 mi.)
Darcy Lever, UK (1.4 mi.)
Bradshaw, UK (1.8 mi.)
Bromley Cross, UK (1.8 mi.)
Harwood, UK (1.8 mi.)
Borough Of Bolton, UK (1.8 mi.)
Farnworth, UK (2.3 mi.)
Chequerbent, UK (3.1 mi.)
Little Lever, UK (3.2 mi.)
Little Hulton, UK (3.2 mi.)


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