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Tel code: 0151 | code search
Postcode: WA8 | code search
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Birthplace of:
Charles Barkla
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Folk Customs:
Antrobus Soulcaking
Bawming the thorn
Knutsford’s Street Sanding

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Beaconsfield Road Surgery
"After building up the courage to make the call to the doctors for some time, I am very upset that at 14:43 today, I found the following: 1. An answer machine ..." More

Upton Rocks Primary Care
"I would not recommend this practice to anyone. My wife and I have now left. Repeat prescriptions are handled by the receptionist and she decides whether they will be issued ..." More

The Beeches Medical Centre
"not recommened if you wish to keep your hgv licence. iv been messed about for the last three months im am now goin to complain to the pct. becouse ..." More

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Widnes is to be found in the North West of England on the northern shores of the River Mersey in between Warrington and Liverpool, Widnes was an important location for travellers for it was here at the Runcorn Gap that travellers could cross the river between Runcorn and Widnes. Widnes became a centre for the production of a number of chemical works and in its heyday boasted works producing soda and iron there were foundries, soap, grease oil and paint works as well as a factory producing nitrogenised bone manure! In keeping with this growth in industry the railways arrived to help transport the produce throughout the country and in 1845 the world’s first canal/ rail dock complex was built at what is today better known as Spike Island. This growth in wealth and respectability saw the building of St Pauls Church in Victoria Square followed shortly by the Town Hall built in the “French Renaissance” style that was popular at this time. Today though Widnes has changed for the better as much of the heavy industry has now gone replaced by modern industrial parks and factories. The local authority have in recent years made great efforts to lose the image that Widnes once endured as a dirty place to live. Today Spike Island is an area of grass and woodland that is used for many outdoor events, whilst its most famous landmark is the Jubilee Bride which replaced the Transporter Bridge that was built in 1905 and of which little remains today.

Accountant

Capital Accounts
Independent Accountancy & Mortgage Solutions
Jenkins Barnes Associates

Attraction

Catalyst
Spike Island and West Bank Promenade

Budget

Travelodge Widnes *book online*

Care Home

Millbrow Care Home

Club

Top Of The Town

Council

Halton Borough Council

Dentist

Chestnut Smile Centre
K Cerowski & Associate
Mr P J Flaherty & Associates

Doctor

Beaconsfield Road Surgery
Peelhouse Medical Plaza
The Beeches Medical Centre
The Upton Medical Centre
Upton Rocks Primary Care

Estate Agent

Academy Estate Agents
Adams Michael C
Halifax Property Services

Reeds Rains Estate Agents
Taylor Jenkins

Golf Club

Mersey Valley
St Michael Jubilee
Widnes Golf cLub

Health and Fitness Club

Club Cardio
JJB Fitness Club
Stadium Fitness
Widnes Health Leisure & Squash Club

Inn

The Main Top Hotel

Market

Widnes Market

Pub and Bar

Breezes
Castle
Cricketers Arms
Crown Inn
Derby
Hub
New Inn
Unicorn Inn
Yew Tree

Restaurant

Coterie Restaurant
Flames Restaurant
Golden Phoenix
Mamma Mia Pizzeria
Raj Tandoori
Saffron Cuisine
Unicorn Inn

School

Ashley School
Bankfield High School
Chestnut Lodge Special School
Ditton Primary School
Fairfield Infant & Junior School
Simms Cross Primary School
St Bede’s RC Junior School
St Peter & Paul RC High School
Wade Deacon High School
Weston Point Primary School

Solicitor

Forster Dean
Hattons Solicitors
Keith M Hurst

Lloyd Jones Associates
Nyland & Beattie

Taxi

Cobble Cars Cabs
Halton Taxis

Vet

Halton View

Sports Clubs

Goodlass CC (Cricket)
Halton TTC (Table Tennis)
Moorfield CC (Cricket)
West Bank Bears ARLFC (Rugby League)
West Bank Bears ARLFC (Rugby League)
Widnes (Women's Hockey)
Widnes Moorfield ARLFC (Rugby League)
Widnes Vikings (Rugby League)

Shops

Cronton Lane Florist
Boots
Wyevale Garden Centre
White Moss Nursery & Garden Centre
The Pet Centre
West Bank Pharmacy
Scrivens Ltd

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Shoemarket Ltd
Designer Lounge Ltd
Victora Gallery
About Flowers
Halton Gas
B&Q
FT & A Owens
Fairview Farm
The Market Butchers
Val's Kitchen
Jeans Fruit & Veg
Hallmark Cards
Chris Topper Puppets
River Island
Outfit
BHS

Activities

Bold Heath Equestrian Centre(Riding)

Places to Stay near Widnes

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The Kingsway Hotel (0.13 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 (0.52 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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The Main Top Hotel (0.82 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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Mersey Hotel (0.98 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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Campanile Hotel (1.69 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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Everglades Park Hotel (1.76 miles)

Everglades Park Hotel

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Perfectly situated for visiting the many local attractions, the hotel is set in beautiful Cheshire countryside, within easy reach of the M62, junction 7, and the Mainline Runcorn Station.

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Hillcrest Hotel (1.81 miles)

Hillcrest Hotel
The Hillcrest Hotel is situated close to Chester, Manchester and within easy reach of Liverpool and Liverpool Airport. Our modern hotel is in a rural setting with easy access to the M6, M57 and M62. Nelsons ... More | visit website
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Premier Inn Liverpool Rainhill (3.18 miles)

Located within easy reach of the M62, junction 7. Conveniently situated for Rainhill train station, with excellent links to Liverpool city centre, Liverpool Airport and Knowsley safari park. There are a variety of retail parks ... More | visit website
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The Cottage B & B (3.26 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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Hale Village Guest House (3.32 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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