Warrington is a Roman town located in Cheshire, between Liverpool and Manchester. The River Mersey runs along its south side. By the Middle Ages the town had become a popular market town when tool making and textiles were a local tradition. During the industrial revolution, the town became a town that was renowned for its manufacturing of wire, hence the Warrington Wolves rugby team’s nickname, ‘The Wire’.
Today, Warrington is still a popular town with many visitors travelling between nearby Liverpool, Manchester. The town has many shops, cafes and eateries, pubs as well as hotels and bed and breakfasts.
Shopping in this beautiful town is an excellent day out with a whole array of high street stores and independent clothing, gift and various other shops. For sports lovers, the Halliwell Jones Stadium can be found here, the home of the Warrington Wolves rugby team.
If you love architecture and history, there’s plenty here. In the 17th century, Cromwell is said to have visited a building which is now named ‘Cromwell Cottage’. One of the most spectacular sights of the town however, is the town hall with its set of lavishly decorative golden gates. There is also the Parish Church of St Elphin which has a large spire and was rebuilt during the Victorian period.