Travelling around Wythenshawe
An area with a history that began in the 9th century, it’s believed that Widnes came about following the Viking invasion of Britain. Sitting at the extreme south of the Danelaw, the origin of the town’s name comes from the Danish word ‘vid’ and ‘noese’, which means wide nose. It’s thought that this refers to the promontory projecting into the River Mersey, where the town sits on the northern bank.
Operating a number of transport links, Widnes is well-served via both rail and road. Arriva buses provide a number of services to Liverpool, Warrington, St Helens and other nearby towns.
Visitors to Wythenshawe are well catered for on a number of different levels. For all your shopping needs, you’ll find the Civic Centre at the heart of the town. Opening over 50 years ago, the area has expanded over time and now encompasses a wide range of shops that are designed to cater to everyone.
You’ll also find the Forum Centre here, a building filled with lots of things to keep you busy. Inside you’ll discover a swimming pool, library, leisure centre and a number of other everyday amenities. The centre also hosts a number of events throughout the year.
Take the time to explore the area’s natural beauty, as there are 12 different parks and 18 woodland areas, the biggest being Wythenshawe Park. This houses 13 separate woodlands, filled with wonderful scenery for you to absorb. You’ll also find a Horticultural Centre, community farm, horse riding and the much-loved hall. The 600-year-old building is surrounded by 250 acres, just waiting to be explored.