Travelling around St Helens
History, iconic artwork and a bustling shopping centre await visitors to St Helens. This buzzing Merseyside town is located halfway between Liverpool and Manchester, making it a great base for exploring the North West.
For a relatively small town, there is plenty to see and do in St Helens, with an abundance of historic churches and buildings to keep history lovers entertained, ample green spaces to keep outdoorsy folk happy, and more than its fair share of bars, clubs and theatres to give it a thriving nightlife.
St Helens is conveniently situated for visitors who wish to travel across the North West, and has some great transport links. Arriva buses operate a selection of services to get you around the town and beyond. There are regular buses to Wigan, Liverpool, Liverpool John Lennon Airport, Widnes, Warrington and plenty more besides. In fact, thanks to Arriva, St Helens might just be one of the best connected towns in this part of the country!
Be sure to visit The World of Glass Museum if you an art lover who enjoys history. This fascinating speciality museum explains glass’ relevance to the heritage of St Helens, it also has Victorian tunnels, a mirror maze and a special effects film show. There are regular glass blowing demonstrations and they even offer courses on how to do it yourself. A truly unique day out that’s suitable for young and old alike.
For those in the mood for a walk, take a trek to the 20-foot ‘Dream’ landmark. This glorious artwork is said to give hope to future generations and is a positive reminder of the mining history of the region.
St Helens Theatre Royal is always worth a visit. Showing everything from large-scale touring productions to panto, ballet, stand-up and live music, this is a great way to spend a night out in the North West. There’s a great bar too, so grab a drink and a bite to eat before the entertainment kicks off.