Charming Warrington with 18 civil parishes and a population of 194,000 (2001 census), is the largest town and borough in the ceremonial county of Cheshire. The town which has grown rapidly in modern times, having being designated a New Town in 1968 is conveniently located from almost anywhere in the UK. Standing on the banks of the river Mersey, it has a superb transportation system, benefiting from two train stations (Bank Quay and Central), whilst sitting at the intersection of three of the UK's largest motorways, the M56, the M6 and the M62. Furthermore it is situated midway between Manchester and Liverpool Airport. Warrington is home to the Bridgewater Canal, Lymm Dam and parts of the national coast to coast network of footpaths, bridleways and canal towpaths which make up the Trans Pennine Trail. There is an array of culture ranging from museums, nightlife, sports clubs and associations for all. With so much to see and do, whether with family or friends you are sure to be entertained. Chester, North Wales, Manchester and Liverpool are all within reasonable travelling distance.
Warrington is a town with a clear character and identity. By taking a look around and seeing its people and their balanced attitude of independence combined with their very real sense of community you soon come to the conclusion that this town is undoubtedly unique.
Warrington is on the banks of a river, and at a river crossing - so throughout time the Mersey has created trade, travellers, new ideas and new attitudes to flow through Warrington. It has managed to hold onto its rich history yet be innovative and change with the times. More information is available on the history of Warrington.
In recent years, Warrington was granted "New Town" status which led to a rapid, planned expansion of the town, many new homes, jobs and industrial and commercial growth.
Warrington has a great array of things to do, ranging from ten-pin bowling located at Winwick Quay and indoor paintball. Located near to Bank Quay there is an indoor karting centre. Alongside the karting centre is a golf driving range. Pitch and putt and crazy golf are available at Walton Hall and Gardens. A Laser Quest arena and a snooker club can also be found in Warrington, both located close to the town centre. Gulliver's World Theme Park is located in Old Hall. Apple Jacks Farm Theme Park is situated in Stretton.
Warrington is rich with culture, whether you enjoy the outdoors, strolling round museums, having a coffee, supporting a local sports team there is plenty on offer for the whole family. More details are available on Culture, Arts, Entertainment and sports in Warrington
Warrington continues to prosper, with new industries, new businesses and new retail outlets investing in the town. There are great entertainments, festivals, gardens, museums, sports amenities to name a few. The people of Warrington care for each other and their community with respect for the past and a proper regard for the future. Warrington has a great deal to be proud of and so much to celebrate.
View more surrounding areas of Lymm.