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Travelling around Winsford

Travelling around Winsford

Winsford is a town located in Cheshire in the north-west of England. It originally rose to prominence as a hub of the salt industry and its location on the banks of the River Weaver has led to it being much sought after as a place to live.

This demand is mainly due to it occupying a spot that is almost equidistant from the two commercial, economic and cultural hubs of Manchester and Liverpool. Visitors can expect a warm welcome from the locals and a town which retains a peaceful village feel thanks to the many green spaces and relative lack of traffic.

Winsford sits close to the M6 motorway and Arriva buses in the area run to places like Northwich and Crewe.


Winsford village

Winsford began to rise to prominence as a commercial centre in the 1830s when a salt mine was discovered on the outskirts of the town. Another major boost took place in the 1970s when Winsford was chosen for expansion to take on the overspill population from Liverpool. For a while, this led to tension between the ‘old’ and ‘new’ residents of Winsford, but these tensions are forgotten today and harmony and tranquillity reign.