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.
If you love to shop, you’ll find plenty of places to suit your needs. Bridge Street is home to a number of local shops, while the Golden Square is one of the larger shopping centres in the North West. You’ll also find a number of retail parks and the UK’s first IKEA store.
Warrington also sits in a green belt area and has plenty of green spaces to explore, with Lymm Dam, Victoria Park, and Walton Hall and Gardens. Meanwhile, leisure activities include crazy golf and bowling, alongside the Gulliver’s World theme park.
For anyone looking to cast their eyes upon history, visit the Warrington Museum and Art Gallery, or one of the many buildings here. These include Sankey Viaduct, the Town Hall and St Oswald’s Church. The Town Hall is also home to the Golden Gates. They were originally a gift to Queen Victoria, but she declined them and they came to Warrington instead in 1895.
The town also hosts events throughout the year. From annual walking days to the Warrington Music Festival, Lymm Dickensian Festival and the Stockton Heath Festival there’s something for everyone.