Warrington Travel Guide

  • Waiting to cross the canal
    Waiting to cross the canal
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  • The 'Skittles' in Warrington Town Centre
    The 'Skittles' in Warrington Town Centre
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  • Walton Hall and garden
    Walton Hall and garden
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Warrington Things to Do

  • Town Hall and the Golden Gates

    The Town Hall was built in 1750, and looks very majestic when viewed through the elaborate golden gates, reputably build for Buckingham Palace, whose occupant (Queen Victoria) rejected them. Never mind, her loss was Warrington's gain!

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  • Memorial

    Two teenage boys were killed in 1993 when the IRA detonated a bomb which had been placed in a waste paper bin in the town centre. This memorial known as the river of life has been created to the memory of these boys.

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  • The Golden Gates

    Warrington is certainly a mix of old and new Built on an industrial base, it was a wealthy town during the early part of the industrial revolution . It was a centre for wire manufacture.The Golden Gates are sited at the entrance to the Town Hall

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  • Golden Gates

    Now outside Warrington Town hall, these gates were designed to be outside Buckingham Palace, but apparently Queen Victoria didn't want them.Well London's loss was Warrington's gain (and have you seen the boring gates now outside Buckingham Palace?

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  • Water of Life

    In the middle of the shopping area, is a delightful water feature, build in memory of the two lads killed in 1993 by an IRA bomb.

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  • Daresbury Parish Church

    The father of Charles Dodgson, (AKA Lewis Carroll of Alice in Wonderland fame) was the rector of this chuch on the southern outskirts of Warrington at the time of his birth, and there are several references to him and Alice in Wonderland both in the church, and in the town.

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  • Coffee galore!

    Tucked away in a corner of Golden Square in the heart of Warrington is this smashing coffee house. It's really friendly and just the place to sit a while and watch the world go by! Lots of really good coffee, cakes and pastries. Home made fruit cake - forget the waist-line!!

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  • Oldest Pub in Warrington?

    This 16th Century coaching inn, still serves food and drink. It sits rather oddly, with a shopping Mall built around it, but it is a useful place for lunch when out and about in Warrrington

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Warrington Transportation

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    by Emmjai Written May 27, 2003

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    Watch out, Warrington has two railway stations, one for trains running East West (Warrington Central) and one for trains running North South (Warrington Bank Quay). If you are meeting someone at the station, make sure you both know which one! They are about 11/2 miles apart!

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Warrington Off The Beaten Path

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    Walton Hall and garden

    by mikeajtaylor Updated Aug 11, 2003

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    Why not pay a visit to Walton Hall Gardens. They are about three miles from Warrington just off the old Chester Road.
    There are extensive gardens and woodland around the Hall which is now owned by Warrington Borough Council.
    There is a childrens zoo, a golf course, pitch and putt and lots of other activities to keep families entertained.
    You can get there by bus from Warrington Bus Station on the Chester bus which leaves from stand 15 at 5 minutes past the hour.
    Take the bus to the Walton Arms - this is a great little pub. Try the carvery at lunch time. The other day I thoroughly enjoyed the 'crunchie chicken with orange marmalade and chilli.

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