Bolton, also known as Bolton of the moors, is a town within the metropolitan county of Greater Manchester. It is located northwest of England in proximity with the city of Manchester and the West Pennine Moors. The town is well known for its history, cultural heritage and for being home to the Bolton Wanderers. Boltonians are also hailed as the friendliest people in Great Britain. Bolton's 26 conservation areas contain 700 listed buildings, many of which are in the town centre.