Located on the banks of the River Mersey, Warrington is home to 209,500 residents and many of Cheshire’s iconic tourist attractions. While the town was historically a part of Lancashire, since the boom it witnessed during the Industrial Revolution, Warrington experienced rapid urbanisation and expansion. Thus, the Borough of Warrington was formed in 1974 when it grew to encompass Golborne, Runcorn, rural Warrington and rural Whiston. In 1993, the town was hit by an IRA bombing, in which two children were killed and fifty-six people were injured. Today, Warrington boasts a number of tourist attractions, visited each year by people in their droves.
Walton Hall and Gardens
Located on Walton Lea Road in Higher Walton, Walton Hall and Gardens encompass acres of idyllic parkland. The grounds host a children’s zoo, from where you can take a resident alpaca for a walk through the gardens. For those seeking some activity, the adventure golf course is sure to keep you entertained. A highly recommended day out for the family!
Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden
Built by famous Warrington banker Thomas Parr in 1830, Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden accompanied a new house Grappenhall Heys House. While the country mansion has long since been demolished, today the walled gardens offer a unique visitor attraction. Featuring a large kitchen garden, an ornamental pleasure garden and large glass greenhouses, there is plenty for everyone to see and enjoy.
Warrington Museum and Art Gallery
Warrington Musuem and Art Gallery’s stated aim is “connecting art and history.” Accordingly, the museum and art gallery contains various collections related to the following fields: ethnology, archaeology, natural history, social and industrial history, art, coins and medals, photography and local archives.
Gulliver’s World Theme Park
Opened in 1989, Gulliver’s World has become a popular kid’s theme park. With The Gulliver’s Hotel, guests can stay over and get the most out of their experience. The theme park’s major rides include The Antelope, The Crazy Train and Apache Falls.