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  • Set in Beautiful Parkland  
    Castle Park Arts Centre 

    Visit the historic town of Frodsham and enjoy three galleries, craft units, coffee shop ....

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    Warrington Museum & Art Gallery 

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

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  • Acton Bridge Steam Rally 
    Leigh Arms 
    6th Oct 2018 - 7th Oct 2018 

    Steam engines galore and historic boats, heaven for those interested in heritage ....

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  • Easter Bunny Trail  
    Blakemere Village 
    30th Mar 2018 - 15th Apr 2018 

    Join us on this fun adventure around Blakemere Village to discover ....

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  • Northwich River Festival 
    14th Jul 2018 - 15th Jul 2018 

    The Northwich Rotary Club and Northwich Rowing Club are staging a Regatta on the River Weaver ....

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  • Peter and the Test Tube Babies 
    Salty Dog 
    22nd Mar 2018 

    Peter and The Test Tube Babies are visiting the Salty Dog in Northwich ...

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The Runcorn Widnes Bridge

Norton Priory Museum and Gardens

Halton Water Tower

Runcorn, with its refurbished station and new extensive parking facilities, is an ideal departure point for those travelling south to Birmingham, London and beyond.

Just half a mile away from the railway station, and next to the Bridgwater Canal, is the award winning Brindley Theatre and Arts Centre. The theatre provides a first-class mix of shows, films and acts. It also provides exhibitions, classes and workshops.

The Runcorn Heritage Trail starts at The Brindley car park and takes in many of the important historical and industrial sites. The walk is 1 mile long and should take about 1 hour.

The first bridge to cross the Runcorn Gap was the railway bridge in 1868. The bridge included a walkway for pedestrians. In 1905 a transporter bridge was constructed and was one of only four built in Britain. When this became inadequate a steel-arched suspension bridge was built and on its completion in 1961, it was the largest steel arch in Europe.

Norton Priory Museum and Gardnes, which is less than 4 miles away, includes the historic Priory ruins, one of the largest monastic excavations in Britain and the St Christopher Gallery, housing the giant St Christopher statue, a wonder of medieval Europe.

In 2009, Runcorn Railway Station was named Best Staffed Station in the Cheshire Best Kept Station Competiton.

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