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  • 200,000 reasons to make a visit 
    Warrington Museum & Art Gallery 

    Natural sciences, antiquities, social history, decorative arts and an extensive local photographic archive ....

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  • Your perfect day out in Cheshire 
    Tatton Park Gardens 

    Visit one of Cheshire's largest Visitors with over 100 events per year ....

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  • Bug Hunts 
    Marbury Country Park 
    25th Jul 2017 

    Help the rangers explore the beasties that lurk in Marbury Country Park ....

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  • An Outstanding Day out in Cheshire 
    Lion Salt Works 

    Now open to the public after a £10m restoration and voted the UKs best heritage project  ....

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  • Artisan Market 
    9th Sep 2017 

    Over 50 of the very finest food, drink, art & craft stall holders, music, entertainment & activities ....

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  • Northwich Artisan Market 
    12th Aug 2017 

    Over 80 of the very finest food, drink, art & craft stall holders....

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Birchwood

Virgin Voyager heads North

A Perfect Place to Visit

Birchwood is an invention of Warrington New Town.

During the 2nd World War, Birchwood was home to a munitions factory employing 30,000 people.

After the war the factory closed, and Warrington council was faced with the problem of what to do with the area. Part of the area is an open space with pleasant walks.

Risley Moss is preserved as an important nature reserve.   The mounds above the former bunkers where the explosives were stored are now used for children to play on.

The Name Birchwood was chosen as many young birches had sprung up amongst all the dereliction. Today, Birchwood is known for its large out of town shopping area.

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