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    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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  • Marbury Hall History Walk 
    Marbury Country Park 
    15th Apr 2017 

    Take a short walk around the area of Marbury Country Park where the great Marbury Hall once stood ....

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  • Northwich Artisan Market 
    11th Feb 2017 

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

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  • Warblers and Waders 
    23rd Apr 2017 

    Renowned ecologist Jeff Clarke is at it again ....

     

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  • Sinbad and the Pirates of Phantom Island 
    Harlequin Theatre 
    28th Jan 2017 - 29th Jan 2017 

    The Harleqiun Junior Players present Sinbad and the pirates of Phantom Island ....

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Runcorn

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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