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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.

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Areas we cover 

Great Sankey is a popular area for families and professionals alike. A new train station is up and running making this an ideal location for commuting to Manchester and Liverpool. There is also an excellent bus route for those travelling into Warrington Town centre and two further train stations in the Town Centre. There is a newly refurbished leisure centre (Great Sankey neighbourhood hub), David Lloyd Health Club, shops, pubs and restaurants, supermarket, Gemini retail Park, Ikea and Sankey Valley park which is an ideal location for walkers and runners.

 

Chapelford Urban Village and the surrounding area to the west of Warrington is located on the site of what was once the largest military air base in the UK, RAF Burtonwood. The village boasts new train station, pub and supermarket. Gemini retail Park and ikea are close by and motorway links makes this an ideal location for commuters.

 

Penketh suburb is located approximately 3 miles west of Warrington town Centre and a stone’s throw away from Great Sankey. It is an ideal location for families.  Close to the trans Pennine trail making this a perfect location for cyclist and walkers.  Fiddlers ferry power station dominates the skyline.  There is also a good selection of pubs and restaurants. There are excellent primary and secondary schools.  Excellent bus service running regularly into Warrington Town centre.

 

Orford is situated between the town centre and the M62.  Close to Junction 9 retail park for an abundance of shopping and Orford park is an ideal location for runners and walkers.  There is an array of restaurants, pubs and takeaways to choose from.

 

There has been a lot of new property development in Bewsey, Regency Park being the biggest development.  Close to Warrington hospital and within walking distance to the town centre with a diverse range of restaurants, pubs and cafes to choose from.  Bewsey is an ideal location for commuters with two train station and bus station within walking distance.  Sankey Valley park is also on the doorstep.

 

East of Warrington town centre and home to Chester university.  An unmanned railway station passes through Liverpool and Manchester.  This area has a lot to offer with plenty of restaurants, shops, and pubs.  Ideal for commuters.  Excellent schools within the area.

 

Birchwood is a large community with numerous restaurants, pubs shops, a park and railway station.  Birchwood shopping centre boasts numerous shops and a supermarket. If you like golf, then Birchwood golf course is nearby.   Gorse Covert, Lucking stumps and Oakwood also boasts good schools, restaurants and woodland area for walking or running.   Birchwood park and skate park are brilliant places to entertain the children and great for walkers’ runners and dog walkers. Risley Moss Nature reserve is also close by.

Woolston and Paddington have a lot to offer. Close to M6 motorway.  Woolston neighbourhood Hub has plenty to offer with swimming pool, gym, fitness classes and library.  Paddington Meadows nature reserve alongside the river Mersey is a haven for walkers and dog walkers.  The Penny Ferry (now 11p) can be used to cross the Manchester Ship Canal to Thelwall.  There is an excellent cycle path from Paddington bank that runs for 3 kilometres.  The area offers excellent schools, restaurants, takeaways and pubs.

Close to Warrington town centre and on the banks of the River Mersey.  This area is an ideal location for near Town centre living and for commuters with two train stations on the doorstep.  A short stroll into Warrington offers restaurants, shops and cultural experiences.  For anyone that loves to walk, the trails along the banks of the River Mersey offers stunning views and scenery.

Located to the east of Warrington town centre and on the northern bank of the Manchester Ship Canal, Edgewater Park has a mixture of residential properties with stunning walks along the trans Pennine trail.  A stone’s throw away is the small Village of Latchford with supermarkets, shops, takeaways and restaurants.  A short drive will take you into Stockton Heath village with its wide array of shops, bars and restaurants.   A stroll into Grappenhall will take you to Grappenhall Village with its pebble street, church and two traditional pubs.

South of Warrington Grappenhall has a quaint pebble street village with two traditional pubs, parish hall, school and a magnificent Church.  Look closely and you can see the Cheshire cat carved into the stone of the church.  If you like cricket, then amble through the village and you will find Grappenhall cricket club which has teams in the Cheshire County Cricket League.  Grappenhall Sports club is also a short walk from the village.  The tow path along the canal has some stunning scenery and you can walk for miles as narrow boats sail by.

If you haven’t been to Grappenhall Heys then you are missing something special. This truly is a hidden diamond. The pathways around the Heys take you onto tranquil walks with woodlands and ponds and is an absolute must for dog walkers, walkers and cyclists.  The main attraction is the walled gardens enclosed within a single, continuous sandstone wall. There are 8 fully refurbished Victorian glasshouses, several outbuildings, 3 ponds and a café in the central glasshouse space.   The produce grown in the gardens is used for the café and any excess produced is sold to the public.  There is a local primary school nearby.

 

South of Warrington is Stockton Heath Village.  What was once a Roman settlement is now a cosmopolitan vibrant village with its array of shops, bars, restaurants and takeaways.  Stockton Heath has parks, churches and schools.  The Bridgewater Canal and the Manchester Ship canal run through the village.  If you like walking take a trip along the tow path of the Bridgewater canal and watch the narrow boats sail by or follow the Pennine trail on the Manchester ship canal and you can watch the ships sail through.

South of Warrington is Lymm village a designated conservation area. A quaint vibrant village with its array of shops, pubs and restaurants.  Lymm cross, known as the cross, is in the heart of the village and is a grade 1 listed structure.  There are plenty of things to do in Lymm.  Lymm Heritage Centre in the village has exhibitions related to local history, Lymm Dam, Lymm rugby club and Lymm golf club to name a few.  If you like walking, the trans Pennine trail is right on the doorstep and the canal tow path on the Bridgewater canal is also a great location for walkers.

South of Warrington is the small Village of Latchford with supermarket, shops, takeaways, and restaurants.  Victoria park runs along the river Mersey and hosts many activities including Park run, running track, bowling green, skate park, festivals and a great location for walkers.

Stretton Village It is at the very southern tip of Warrington, approximately 4 miles south of the town centre.  There is a cosy pub, a primary school and St Matthews Church is designated as a Grade II listed building.  The Park Royal hotel nestles in tranquil grounds and Warrington’s Spire private hospital is nearby.  Close to junction 10 on the M56.

Walton is on the southwest of Warrington Town centre.  Walton hall and gardens are the main attraction in Walton and formally owned by the brewing firm Greenall Whitley until Warrington Borough Council purchased the hall and gardens in 1941.  Situation in extensive gardens with fantastic walks and home to a children zoo, crazy golf, pitch and put and a café there is plenty to keep the family entertained.  For keen golfers Warrington golf club is nearby and for those looking for tranquil walks a visit to Moore Nature reserve is a must.  Schools closet to Walton are Stockton Heath Primary School and Bridgewater High School.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appleton appeared in the Domesday survey as Epeltune, meaning “the tun where the apples grew” and is just up the hill from Stockton Heath.  Home to four schools Bridgewater High School, Broomfields Junior School, St Monica’s Catholic Primary School and Cobbs Infant and Nursery School making this an ideal location for families   Fox covert cemetery is nearby locally known as Hillcliffe.  With its high vantage point, it is very popular on new years eve and bonfire night.  For keen golfers Warrington golf club is nearby.  Appleton appeared in the Domesday survey as Epeltune, meaning “the tun where the apples grew”.

Appleton Thorn is a lovely village with village hall, church, school and the thorn Inn Pub.  The villagers come together every June for the ceremony of “Bawming the Thorn” which occurs on the Saturday nearest to Midsummer’s Day.  The ceremony involves children decorating the tree with ribbons and dancing around the tree.  There are plenty of scenic routes for walkers and cyclist.  Grappenhall Heys is close by and a short drive away is Apple jacks adventure farm and if you are feeling brave spooky world.  If you are looking for a good day out and just a short drive away, then Arley Hall and gardens is the place to visit.

Hatton is a quaint little Hamlet nestled around stunning rural countryside in between Daresbury and Stretton.  Hatton has only one pub the Hatton Arms which is a grade two listed building.  Hatton Hall is also a listed building and a K6 telephone box situated outside the Hatton arms designed by Giles Gilbert Scott is also a listed building.  There are so many scenic routes to choose from should you enjoying walking and cycling.

Thelwall borders the villages of Lymm and Grappenhall.   The village is situated between the Manchester Ship canal and the Bridgewater Canal. Thelwall originally spelt Thelwael or Thelwell is an ancient settlement. Reliable sources say the name is derived from the Old English for ‘deep pool with a plank’. The Penny Ferry (now 11p) can be used to cross the Manchester Ship Canal. Thelwall is perhaps best known for the Thelwall Viaduct, which carries the M6 Motorway across the Manchester Ship Canal and opened in July 1963 and extended in 1996.  There are many scenic routes around Thelwall for walkers and cyclist.  There are cosy pubs with log burning fires to choose from, two schools, a park a wonderfully preserved post office, football club, cricket club and even a Morris Dancing Team. During the summer, there is an event known as the Rose Queen. This has been running for over 50 years and features one of the biggest float parades in the area. The local community clubs, schools, scouts and residents gather together every year with themed floats in the parade and attractions and stalls on Thelwall Parish Field.

Winwick is situated about three miles north of Warrington town centre, nearby is junction 22 of the M6 and Junction 9 of the M62. Winwick also borders Newton-le-Willows and Burtonwood.  Although Winwick is next to two motorways it still is a compact village set in a rural location and home to a car boot sale site located on green belt.  Winwick has a major business park and industrial estate and close to Junction 9 retail park for an abundance of shopping.  It is believed King Oswald of Northumbria was killed in the Winwick area and the parish church which was dedicated to him. At the time of the Doomsday Survey, the village itself was also known as St. Oswald’s. This was four hundred years after the death of St. Oswald. In the parish church the remains of a 7th-century stone cross with an engraving of the reputed demise of Oswald can be seen.

Burtonwood is a village in the outermost suburbs of Warrington. The name Burtonwood is known worldwide as the location of the former RAF Station Burtonwood military camp and became the largest military installation in Europe after the Second World War. Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, James Cagney and Glen Miller have all performed here.   On 17 April 1988 demolition expert Fred Dibnah felled the control tower a symbolic landmark of Burtonwood airbase. Burtonwood village itself is a few miles away from the site of the former station. The village is known for its brewery, which brewed Burtonwood ales founded in 1867.  There are two recreational parks. and three nature reserves. There are lots of scenic paths for cyclists and walkers, good schools, pubs and supermarkets.

Newton le willows is a small town with its centre in Earlstown.  There is a weekly market which is a major attraction with many small, long established independent retailers.  The M6 and M62 motorways and the A580East Lancashire Road are close to the town making this an ideal location for commuters.  The Sankey Canal passes through the town and is crossed on the Sankey Viaduct which is designated  as a Grade one listed building and has been described as being “the earliest major railway viaduct in the world”.  Designed by George Stephenson with a double-track with sufficient clearance for the masts and sails of the Mersey flats that used the canal.

Croft village is approximately four miles north of Warrington town centre.  The village is on the northern edge of Warrington close to the M6 and M62 motorways. It borders Culcheth to the east, Lowton to the north, Winwick to the west and Risley to the south.  There is lots to do in croft with two churches, two primary schools, large playing field, youth centre, horse riding, golf range and a bowling green. Annually on the first Saturday of July Croft Village comes alive with the Croft Carnival and the crowning of the queen and her princess.

 

More information

Warrington is a large town in Cheshire, 15 km (10 mi) east of Liverpool on the north bank of the River Mersey. Well served by bus and rail, it lies next to the West Coast Mainline and M6, M56 and M62 motorways.

Also Manchester Airport and Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

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 town centre continues to develop into a haven for fans of retail therapy. It has three large shopping centres in Birchwood, Cockhedge and the newly refurbished Golden Square.

With a diverse range of restaurants, pubs and cafes offering both regional and international cuisine, Warrington has something to suit every pocket and palate.

Walton Hall is an Elizabethan-style mansion built in 1834 for Gilbert Greenall, a Warrington brewer. Famed for its magnificent Gothic frontage, it sits in 30 acres of beautiful parkland and is said to have been frequented by Alice in Wonderland author Lewis Carroll.

Bewsey Old Hall is a medieval manor house which dates back to the 13th century and was home to the early lords of Warrington. Still visible is the old-style moat which surrounded it and a delightful yew maze.

Warrington has a range of leisure and recreation centres offering a plethora of facilities.There’s also tenpin bowling and indoor karting, as well as 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 Hall, popular concert venue. The town also has a 10-screen cinema, a museum and art gallery.

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