Warrington is a modern market town situated on the banks of the River Mersey with first class shopping and leisure facilities.
Warrington was a Saxon settlement in the eighth century, but by the 12th century had become a small market town. A stone bridge built over the River Mersey in 1495 made it strategically important and secured its future.
In the 18th and 19th centuries it grew, thanks to its metalworking, sacking and particularly its famed sailcloth industries, for which the growth of nearby Liverpool was responsible.
In 1968, Warrington was declared a New Town and grew rapidly again, with new suburbs and industrial estates.
Warrington is perfectly situated with two train stations the West Coast Mainline and Trans-Pennine route servicing Liverpool, Manchester and beyond with two international airports at Manchester and Liverpool. In just over 2 hours you can arrive at London Euston. M6, M56 and M62 motorway networks makes Warrington an ideal location for commuters.
Warrington town centre continues to develop into a haven for fans of retail therapy. It has three large shopping centres in Birchwood, Cockhedge and Golden Square situated in the town centre.
With a diverse range of restaurants, pubs and cafes offering both regional and international cuisine, Warrington has something to suit every pocket and palate.
Warrington has a range of leisure and recreation centres offering a plethora of facilities. There is also tenpin bowling, indoor karting, a variety of hi-tech gyms and fitness studios. Rugby, athletics, and cricket are well catered for and Walton Hall Golf Course is one of the best municipal courses in the north.
The Pyramid is the town’s first purpose-built centre for the arts and offers dance, drama, comedy and regular art exhibitions. Next door is the Parr Hal a popular concert venue. The town also has a 10-screen cinema, a museum and art gallery.