Travelling around Runcorn
Sitting on the southern bank of the River Mersey, Runcorn is a town filled with history that stretches back to Anglo-Saxon times, although little is actually known about the town’s origins.
The area benefitted from the Industrial Revolution, following the development of the port in the 18th and 19th centuries. This spawned a number of thriving industries, which shaped the area into what it is today – a town filled with culture, community and wonderful landmarks.
Well served by public transport, Arriva bus services provide links to a number of nearby areas. Services operate to places such as Warrington and Liverpool via Widnes, Penketh, Hale and Liverpool John Lennon Airport, among others.
No visit to Runcorn would be complete without a trip to the ruins of Halton Castle. These ruins are impressive enough but the location on top of Halton Hill in the centre of Runcorn offers stunning views in every direction.
Norton Priory is a major historical building in its own right – built between the 12th and 16th centuries – and a museum and visitor centre. The facilities you can explore during a trip to the priory include a delightful walled garden and an ice house.
If you want to get right up to date, visit Runcorn Shopping City, once the largest covered shopping centre in Europe and home to more than 60 retailers. Nearby, you’ll also find Runcorn Ski Centre, which features three slopes of different heights and difficulty.