Runcorn attractions

Runcorn attractions

Runcorn CheshireRuncorn is in the pastoral county of Cheshire, with the broad fertile meadows of the Cheshire Plain, country manor houses and the historic county town of Chester. It is bordered by Merseyside and Greater Manchester to the north, Derbyshire to the east, Staffordshire and Shropshire to the south, and Flintshire and Wrexham in Wales to the west. It is a county of rolling green countryside, half-timbered little towns and villages, and dairy farms producing the delicious, crumbly, white Cheshire cheese.

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Attractions Speke Hall, The Walk, Liverpool, L24 1XD - Tel: 0151 427723. One of England's greatest timber-framed mansions with rich Victorian interiors. Outside there are woodland walks and gardens including a rose garden and a tunnel to a secret stream garden. Superb views across the Mersey. Location: About 5 miles west of Runcorn.

Speke Hall Liverpool

Warrington Museum and Art Gallery

Attractions Warrington Museum and Art Gallery, Bold Street, Warrington WA1 1JG. Tel: 01925 - 442733. The building houses a collection of around 1,000 paintings, (oils, watercolours and prints) from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Also ethnology, egyptology, geology, Roman Britain, pottery/ceramics, botany, fish, amphibians, reptiles, the Civil War, local industries, birds and mammals, and glass. About 7 miles northeast of Runcorn.

Warrington Museum and Art Gallery

AttractionsGulliver's World, Old Hall, Warrington WA5 9YZ. Tel: 01925 444888. Gulliver’s Warrington is nestled within a beautiful park setting, where much of the fantasy is created by wonderful towering trees, and a beautiful lake forms the centrepiece of the park. From the tumbling and juggling fun of Circus World, mosey on down to High Noon in Western World, walk with dinosaurs in the prehistoric Lost World, feel your knees tremble in Count’s Castle and shiver your timbers in Smugglers Wharf. www.gulliversfun.co.uk. About 7 miles northeast of Runcorn.

Gulliver's World

Catalyst

Attractions Catalyst, Mersey Road, Widnes WA8 0DF. Tel: 0151 420 112. Catalyst is the only science centre (and museum) solely devoted to chemistry and how the products of chemistry are used in every day life - from medicines to meccano. Our key aim is to inform people of all ages about the "chemistry" industry and its role in our lives, past present and future. www.catalyst.org.uk. Location: About 2 miles north of Runcorn.

Catalyst

Norton Priory Museum & Gardens

Attractions Norton Priory Museum & Gardens, Tudor Road, Manor Park, Runcorn, Cheshire WA7 1SX. Tel 01928 569895. Norton Priory Museum & Gardens is an independent museum, established in 1975 to care for one of the country's most important monastic sites, which encompasses in its 38 acres museum galleries, the ruins of a medieval priory and a formal Walled Garden. One of the largest excavated monastic sites in Europe. Norton Priory Museum & Gardens are open every day from 12 noon and are well signposted from Junction 11of the M56. www.nortonpriory.org. About 2 miles east of Runcorn.

Norton Priory Museum & Gardens

AttractionsANDERTON BOAT LIFT, Lift Lane, Anderton, Northwich CW9 6FW- Tel: 01606 786777. The Anderton Boat Lift is one of the greatest monuments to Britain's last canal age and known as the "Cathedral of the Canals". Built in 1875 it was the world's first and is currently the UK's only Boat Lift. Boat owners and visitors alike are able to ride the Lift and a new Operations Centre houses education and visitor facilities - creating one of the region's most important visitor attractions. About 9 miles southeast of Runcorn.

anderton boat lift

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