Many of Manchester’s key attractions are within easy reach of Standish, so it is a popular place to stay or visit on a day trip. Two of the most interesting places to explore are the marvelous Wigan Pier and the remarkable British Commercial Vehicle Museum. Also, be sure to check out the Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary and the St. Helens' World of Glass.
Standish has a number of museums, exhibits and show venues nearby that make great places to visit. There are many excellent destinations where you can spend an afternoon such as the Astley Green Colliery Museum.
If the weather is good, do what the locals do and appreciate the nearby parks and reserves. Families enjoy destinations such as Sherdley Park in St Helens. There is a charming atmosphere here as well as well-designed gardens.
If you're a fan of rugby league, be sure to catch local heroes, the Wigan Warriors, doing battle at JJB Stadium, Wigan. On match days the stadium becomes a sea of red and white, as rugby league fans join together to support their home-grown heroes.
When it’s time to rest your weary head after a busy day discovering the many charms of Standish, check in to one of the area’s convenient bed-and-breakfast, hotel and short-stay apartment options. If you’re looking for a warm welcome and a good nights sleep it’s hard to go past the Holiday Inn Bolton Centre, the Chalon Court Hotel, St Helens, and the popular Park Inn by Radisson Leigh.