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Norton Priory Museum & Gardens
Norton Priory Museum & Gardens


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Hall Caine
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Folk Customs:
Antrobus Soulcaking
Bawming the thorn
Knutsford’s Street Sanding

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Plant Hunters Fair

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Hallwood Raven
"very pleasant attractive pub friendly staff good carvery good price.would go again especially friday nights when they have entertainment.

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Evenwood Farm
"just would like to say i go there a lot and the cakes are fantastic.i have never seen anything like them the chef must spend a lot of time on ..." More

Evenwood Farm
"very poor service pub empty on sat afternoon waited 10 mins at bar for drinks then staff had to be told to serve me food ok but burger and chips ..." More

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Runcorn Down Town is a pretty little town on the ...More

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The earliest recorded man made articles found in the Runcorn area date back to somewhere between 1750 and 1550 BC. The Romans passed through the area on their way to Chester and after them the Anglo Saxons used the place as an encampment to resist the Viking invasion from the Mersey. Runcorn though was not any particular settlement at this time, historical records show that it was mainly meadow and woodland. Runcorn today is made up of two distinct parts – the Old Town adjacent to the River Mersey with the road bridge to Widnes dominating part of the skyline but with new modern apartment developments springing up along the waters edge. Runcorn Old Town has for far too long been in the shadow of Runcorn New Town. The New Town was a town planners dream that was built in the 1970’s and 80’s. Lain out with dedicated bus lanes to encourage more use of public transport the new estates that were built were each clearly defined and within the masterplan there were local schools and amenities for all – there was even Shopping City – where there were all the shops you required and the bus brought you to the door. This was in part detrimental to the Old Town where local business suffered as Shopping City was commuter and car friendly. Despite years of what seemed like competition betweenRuncorn Old Town and the New Town they are at last getting along – like two old relatives living together that had fallen out years ago they have now decided that it is better if they work as one. The overall effect is that the whole area is now Runcorn, a town that can offer you a traditional high street or, just a car trip away, a shopping mall. Runcorn can offer you easy rail and road access from here in Cheshire to virtually anywhere in the UK or quiet walks along the canal, it can offer history and green fields all are found within easy reach of this town.


Acctax Consultants Limited
David Evans & Co Chartered Accountants
Financial Futures


Halton Miniature Railway
Norton Priory Museum & Gardens


Campanile Hotel *book online*
Premier Inn Runcorn *book online*




Gone Clubbin'

Conference Centre

Lawson House Hotel & Conference Centre


Dental Access Centre
Mr S Wakefield & Mr M Eddleston


Brookvale Practice
Castlefields Health Centre
Murdishaw Health Centre
Tower House Practice
Weaver Vale Practice

Estate Agent

Adams Michael C
Beresford Adams

Bests Estate Agents
Edwards Grounds
Halifax Property Services
Halton Village Homelets
Homemakers Property Services Ltd

Golf Club


Health and Fitness Club

Fitness First Runcorn
LivingWell St Helens


Runcorn Market

Pub and Bar

Evenwood Farm
Hallwood Raven
Old Bridge Inn
The Salt Mine


Bistro Campanile
Evenwood Farm
Fortune Cookie Chinese Restaurant
Runcorn Balti Place

Sandpiper Cafe
Tandoori Night


Astmoor Primary School
Brow Primary School
Castle View Primary School
Grange Comprehensive School
Grange Infant School
Hallwood Park Primary School
Halton Lodge Primary School
Holy Spirit RC Primary School
St Chad’s RC Comprehensive School
St Mary’s C of E Primary School
Woodside County Primary School


Bell Lamb & Joynson
Butcher & Barlow
Forster Dean Solicitors
Hough & Co Solicitors
Rose & Dunn Solicitors


Echo Taxis
Grosvenor Taxis


Rose Cottage Veterinary Centre

Sports Clubs

Mond Rangers (Amateur Football)


Curiosity Bookshop
W H Smith Ltd
Alices Attic
Flowers Of Runcorn
Russel Road Pharmacy
Act R Co Ltd
Fish Frenzy
Little Treasure's Wedding Service
The Workwear Shop
Novelty Gifts For You


Runcorn Ski & Snowboard Centre(Snow Sports)

Places to Stay near Runcorn

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Campanile Hotel (0.38 miles)

Campanile Hotel

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The hotel is situated next to Runcorn railway station, just 20 minutes from Liverpool & 30 minutes from Manchester. A friendly, informal and comfortable hotel with excellent access to the M56, ... More

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Mersey Hotel (0.89 miles)

Mersey Hotel

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Some rooms have fantastic views of the river mersey and the widnes/runcorn bridge, we are along side the tranns pennine trail, within walking distance to the catalyst museum. A 15 ... More

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The Main Top Hotel (1.03 miles)

The Main Top Hotel
So you’re interested in somewhere to stay in our region? then we are here to ensure your stay will be pleasant and offer you excellent accommodation in our comfortable rooms. A cosy friendly pub and ... More | visit website
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The Kingsway Hotel (1.70 miles)

The Kingsway Hotel is a small, friendly family owned and run hotel located in the town centre of Widnes. The hotel is ideal for individuals or businesses visiting the area for work or leisure, offering a ... More | visit website
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Travelodge Widnes (1.98 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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Ennislare House (2.19 miles)

Ennislare House
We offer 10 well appointed rooms with magnificent views of the harbour and its surroundings. Located within walking distance of the bus and train stations, town centre, and marina, Ennislare House has private parking and ... More | visit website
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Holiday Inn Runcorn (2.29 miles)

Holiday Inn Runcorn

With the terminals of Liverpool’s John Lennon airport just 25 minutes drive from the Holiday Inn Runcorn hotel, we are ideally located to help make your travel arrangements simple and stress-free. Simply leave your ... More | visit website

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Wills Apartment (2.50 miles)

Wills Apartment
The ideal place to recharge the batteries & think about life. 2 en-suite Double rooms,Private entrance,security phone,Private Parking, Spacious open plan lounge,dining area & Fully TV,video,DVD,CD system. Laundered linen,fluffy towells,toileteries&welcome pack. Double doors leading to patio with sea views. Private ... More | visit website
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Hale Village Guest House (2.86 miles)

Hale Village Guest House
Debbie & Billy would like to welcome you to Hale Village Guest House, a family run guest house only 5 minutes away from Liverpool John Lennon airport offering the perfect base for the business traveler.

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The Cottage B & B (2.88 miles)

The Cottage B & B
We are a cosy, friendly, family run Bed & Breakfast in Hale Village offering quality accommodation. Our 17th century farmhouse is set in 1 acre of well manicured gardens, a perfect retreat to relax and ... More | visit website

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