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.
The port of Runcorn emerged fully in the 18th century and with it the town. The proximity of the River Mersey meant that Runcorn could market itself as an industrial powerhouse in shipbuilding, engineering and the production of soap, as well as a health resort. As the town grew, it gradually became dominated by the chemical and tanning industries, and when these declined in the last half of the 20th century, the stage was set for the development of the New Town that we see today.