CAT 9/9A Warrington – NorthwichWarrington - Northwich
A journey through the Cheshire heartland with stops in Warrington and Northwich, the latter being a vibrant hotspot with unique and specialist businesses, an Artisan Market, and the Northwich Salt Museum exploring the town's history of salt production.
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Warrington is home to the Warrington Wolves, one of the oldest professional rugby league clubs in the world, which has won numerous titles and has a dedicated following of fans.
This is a lovely journey through leafy and prosperous Cheshire heartland, across gentle green scenery and interesting villages. Starting in the resurging Warrington with its busy retail life, including the Golden Square, which is home to the major brands, this pretty trip finds its way to Northwich where there’s plenty to see and do!
Northwich certainly is one of the most vibrant hotspots in the North West and also has plenty of charm and character too. The High Street is ram-packed with unique and specialist independent businesses and national retailers. There’s also a monthly Artisan Market with fantastic hand-craft gifts and goodies. It’s worth also checking out the Northwich Salt Museum which was established 100 years ago and explores the town’s association with salt production.
Gateway to 9 or 9A – By train to Warrington or Northwich. www.nationalrail.co.uk
A Fab Day Out!
Before even boarding the bus, there’s fun to be had in Warrington which is an historic town that is home to a number of interesting attractions, including the Warrington Museum and Art Gallery, which houses a fascinating collection of artefacts and art pieces, and the picturesque Walton Hall and Gardens, which features beautiful gardens, a zoo, and a miniature railway.
Onto the bus and the first recommended stop off is at Stockton Heath which is a thriving village with a bustling high street filled with independent shops and cafes. Customers can also take a stroll along the tranquil Bridgewater Canal, which passes through the village.
Back-on board and next to Cobbs London Bridge – a charming hamlet with a rich history dating back to the 17th century. Visitors can explore the picturesque village and admire the traditional Cheshire brick and timber-framed buildings.
Onto Great Budworth which is a beautiful village that is steeped in history and boasts an impressive collection of listed buildings. Customers can visit the village’s historic church, St. Mary and All Saints, and take a stroll along the village’s quaint streets.
Onto the CAT again and this time to the lovely village of Comberbach, situated on the banks of the River Weaver and an exploration of the historic church, St. Mary’s, and maybe a stroll along the peaceful riverbank.
The final leg of this fascinating journey is to Northwich, a vibrant town with a rich industrial heritage. Lion Salt Works Museum is a fascinating museum that’s well worth a visit and tells the story of the town’s salt mining heritage and offers interactive exhibits and displays. Check out also in Northwich, The Anderton Boat Lift which is an impressive feat of Victorian engineering that lifts boats between two levels of the Trent and Mersey Canal. Marbury Country Park is a beautiful park boasting a range of walking trails, woodland areas, and open fields, making it a popular spot for picnics and outdoor activities. There’s also Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse which tells the story of Cheshire’s social history and includes exhibits on the town’s salt and chemical industries.
Northwich Art Shop is a great place to peruse too and is an independent art shop that offers a range of art supplies, workshops, and exhibitions, making it a popular spot for artists and art lovers.