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Back in the 11th century South Lancashire was divided into six districts of which a town in the North of England –close to St Helens and Prescot was to become well known. In those early days it was referred to as Quitstan and its name evolved over the years to the town we know today as Whiston. A rural location Whiston was in its early years a centre of agricultural trade, and it wasn’t until the early 16th century that coal was first mined in the area. There were a number of mineshafts sunk in and around the area however by the late 1800’s these had all but closed. The mid 19th century saw the Liverpool to Manchester railway line constructed which meant that the transportation of raw materials and goods was made more effective. Whiston Colliery which had closed around the late 1800’s was, in 1898, re-opened as a brickworks making bricks from local clay and shale and successfully trading through until the early 1970’s. The early 1900’s saw Cronton Colliery commence and coal was first brought to the surface in 1915 with production continued until1984 when it was closed. Today this 42 hectare site which lay derelict for a number of years is now being restored to a country park by The Land Restoration Trust. Today Whiston benefits from good transport connections by road and rail with the railway station offering easy access to Manchester and Liverpool whilst the motorway network offers access to the M62 and the M57.


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Village Hotel Whiston (1.38 miles)

Village Hotel Whiston

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Just 400 yards from the M57/M62, this modern hotel has a leisure club (with swimming pool), restaurant, pub and cafe, all within easy reach of Liverpool (8 miles) and Warrington (15 ... More

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Premier Inn Liverpool Rainhill (1.63 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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Premier Inn Liverpool (Tarbock) (1.73 miles)

Within easy reach of the M62 and M57. Conveniently located for Huyton train station. Ideal for Liverpool John Lennon airport, this hotel is just 4 miles away. Ideally situated for both business and leisure guests, ... More | visit website
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Premier Inn St. Helens South (1.74 miles)

Ideally located within easy reach of the M62 just off the A570. For shops and local amenities St. Helens town centre is only 2 miles away. Conveniently located for Lea Green train station. Our St. Helens ... More | visit website
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Parkview Hotel (1.92 miles)

Parkview Hotel

The hotel is circa 1890 Victorian Mansion and is situated on the corner of Prescot Road (A58) and Lugsmore Lane (B5413). It is facing Taylor Park, one of the largest parks and lakes in the ... More | visit website

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Hillcrest Hotel (2.84 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 (Roby) (3.08 miles)

An ideal location for the airport, this Premier Inn is just 7 miles from Liverpool John Lennon airport. Ideally located within easy reach of the M62. Conveniently located for Roby train station. For shops and ... More | visit website
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Everglades Park Hotel (3.92 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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5 Corners Guest Inn (4.20 miles)

5 Corners Guest Inn

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The Five Corners Guest Inn is perfectly positioned within walking distance of Ballyclare Golf Club ( home club of Gareth Maybin ), 20 minutes from both City and International airports ... More

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Childwall Abbey (4.21 miles)

Childwall Abbey

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The Childwall Abbey Hotel is a sympathetically restored abbey ideally located for access to Liverpool and it's surrounding areas and attractions. The hotel offers an excellent standard of accomodation for ... More

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