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Warrington (/ˈwɒrɪŋtən/) is a large town and unitary authority area in the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England, on the banks of the River Mersey. It is 20 miles (32 km) east of Liverpool, and 16 miles (26 km) west of Manchester. The population in 2019 was estimated at 165,456 for the town's urban area, and just over 210,014 for the entire borough, the latter being more than double that of 1968 when it became a new town. Warrington is the largest town in the ceremonial county of Cheshire.
Warrington was founded by the Romans at an important crossing place on the River Mersey. A new settlement was established by the Saxon Wærings. By the Middle Ages, Warrington had emerged as a market town at the lowest bridging point of the river. A local tradition of textile and tool production dates from this time.
The town of Warrington (north of the Mersey) is within the boundaries of the historic county of Lancashire and the expansion and urbanisation of Warrington coincided with the Industrial Revolution, particularly after the Mersey was made navigable in the 18th century. The West Coast Main Line runs north to south through the town, and the Liverpool to Manchester railway (the Cheshire Lines route) west to east. The Manchester Ship Canal cuts through the south of the borough (west to east). The M6, M56 and M62 motorways form a partial box around the town and are all accessible through Warrington.
The modern Borough of Warrington was formed in 1974 with the amalgamation of the former County Borough of Warrington, part of the Golborne Urban District, the Lymm Urban District, part of the Runcorn Rural District, the Warrington Rural District and part of the Whiston Rural District.
Widnes (/ˈwɪdnəs/ WID-nəss) is an industrial town in the Borough of Halton, Cheshire, England, which at the 2011 census had a population of 61,464.
Historically in Lancashire, it is on the northern bank of the River Mersey where the estuary narrows to form the Runcorn Gap. Directly to the south across the Mersey is the town of Runcorn. Upstream 8 miles (13 km) to the east is Warrington, and 4 miles downstream to the west is Speke, a suburb of Liverpool.
Before the Industrial Revolution, Widnes was a small settlement on marsh and moorland. In 1847, the chemist and industrialist John Hutchinson established a chemical factory at Spike Island. The town grew in population and rapidly became a major centre of the chemical industry. The demand for labour was met by large-scale immigration from Ireland, Poland, Lithuania and Wales. The town continues to be a major manufacturer of chemicals, although many of the chemical factories have closed and the economy is predominantly based upon service industries.
Widnes and Hough Green railway stations are on the Liverpool–Manchester line. The main roads through the town are the A557 in a north–south direction and the A562 east–west. The disused Sankey Canal terminates at Spike Island. The Silver Jubilee Bridge crosses the River Mersey west of Warrington. In 2017, the Mersey Gateway Bridge opened to relieve congestion at the older bridge. The Catalyst Science Discovery Centre is the United Kingdom's only museum dedicated solely to the Chemical Industry and is inside Hutchinson's former administrative building. The town's sport stadium hosts Widnes Vikings rugby league club.
The motto of Widnes is the Latin phrase Industria Ditat ("Industry Enriches").
Vibrant Northwich has something for everyone.
The high street is full of unique and specialist independent businesses mixed with major national retailers and the town also hosts a monthly Artisan Market which is packed with amazing hand-crafted products.
On top of this, Northwich has been bolstered by the £80 million Barons Quay development which continues to expand.
Comprising a state-of-the-art five screen cinema, high street retailers and food and drink venues, the shopping destination is set to grow over the coming months with even more businesses preparing to open there.
Throughout the year Northwich hosts regular town centre events too including seasonal extravaganzas which provide fun and entertainment for people of all ages.
Look out for the Christmas Extravaganza in particular, the Northwich Festival of Arts in July and Now Northwich which brings a wow factor to the town’s calendar.
While visiting an event in Northwich or hitting the shops you may need some refreshment. Fortunately the town has a comprehensive selection of pubs, restaurants, cafes and bars for visitors to enjoy. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, dinner or just drinks with friends, Northwich has an option to suit all preferences.
Away from the town centre, Northwich has plenty of parks, museums and attractions to see and explore, with many linking back to the area’s close ties to the salt industry.
Visit the breath-taking Anderton Boat Lift, stroll along the River Weaver or pop into the Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse to learn about the history of West Cheshire.
Northwich also boasts the Lion Salt Works which is one of the premier historical tourist attractions in the North West.
Restored at a cost of over £10 million, the museum offers an insightful and atmospheric journey through the site’s different buildings.
So if you’re looking to visit a Cheshire town that really does offer something for everyone, then head over to Northwich.