Travelling around Warrington
The largest town in the county of Cheshire, Warrington, can be found sitting on the banks of the River Mersey, between the cities of Liverpool and Manchester. Filled with a rich history, it boasts both Roman and Saxon heritage, alongside modern-day amenities.
A popular commuter town, Warrington is well served by both rail and road. Arriva bus services operate regularly here making areas such as Wigan, Chester and Liverpool easily accessible.
Founded by the Romans as a crossing on the River Mersey, Warrington has a long and varied history. It housed a Saxon settlement once the Romans had left, before becoming an important Market Town in the Middle Ages, with a thriving local textiles industry.
After the Mersey was made navigable in the 18th century, and the Industrial Revolution began, the town expanded. The area soon became a manufacturing town, specialising in steel and textiles.
Warrington once operated an RAF Station too. This served as the largest airfield for the US Airforce during World War II.