Runcorn Travel Guide

  • Runcorn
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  • Runcorn
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  • Runcorn
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Runcorn Things to Do

  • Skiing !!!

    When visiting Runcorn, why not go skiing !!Runcorn Ski Centre has a 90m main ski slope, with a seperate 35m teaching slope for learners. Both slopes are served by ski lifts, are misted and floodlit. Who needs Switzerland !

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  • Runcorn Bridge

    The Runcorn-Widnes bridge is the main feature of the town. It crosses the river Mersey . It looks a bit like the Sydney harbour bridge in Australia...

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  • Runcorn Hotels

    4 Hotels in Runcorn

Runcorn Hotels

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  • Premier Inn Runcorn

    Chester Road, Preston Brook, Runcorn, WA7 3BB, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Holiday Inn Runcorn

    Wood Lane, Beechwood, Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7 3HA, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Campanile Hotel Runcorn

    Lowlands Rd, Runcorn, WA7 5TP, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 2 out of 5 stars

Runcorn Restaurants

  • Chinese

    Runcorn Old Town is abundant with fast food resturants, but if you want my opinion try China Express. Although it is only take out, they serve well prepared chinese/thai food. This is the only place I visit if I want takeaway food. It has got to be The Thai spring rolls...hmmm

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  • Don,t miss the fresh seafood!

    Authentic Fishcakes and chips with mushy peas. This delightful dish cost me 15p aroubd 1972, served in an old newspaper. God knows what it did to my insides, but it was real tasty! Haddock and chips....by gum, proper nosh..

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Runcorn Transportation

  • by jetsett Updated Feb 20, 2004

    Runcorn has got to to be noted for transportation systems. There is a Busway system in operation and was one of the first of its kind in the world when opened back in the 70's. It also has an exellent express way system. Can you find a traffic jam in Runcorn ? i think not ! There is a lesson to be learned here...

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Runcorn Off The Beaten Path

  • Daresbury, a Village between...

    Daresbury, a Village between Runcorn and Warrington, is the site of All Saints Church, the birthplace of the author Lewis Carroll, who wrote the 'Alice...' books. The stained glass windows of the church depict characters from the book 'Alice In Wonderland'.There are other 'Alice' links in this area of Cheshire. The church in Grapenhall village a...

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  • Inside one of the squares of...

    Inside one of the squares of Southgate Estate at night. The buildings were clad in plastic of different colours, pink, blue, green and yellow. They had strange 'porthole' windows, and a balcony overlooking the green.Being so cheap, it attracted a lot of social outcasts (I wasn't one of them!!). I found that the Nowhere Guide To Britain said this of...

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  • Here's an arty picture of the...

    Here's an arty picture of the beautiful Southgate Estate in Runcorn, reflected in the equally beautiful 'Shopping City'. You can just see the chimney of the Combined Heat And Power (CHP) plant. I used to live on Southgate, and it wasn't too bad really. It was square blocks of 'maisonettes', two two-storey dwellings one on top the other (so 4...

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    Mar 5, 2013 at 4:26 AM

    Runcorn is an old industrial town situated at the edge of Cheshire, bordered by Warrington, Widnes, Frodsham, and Daresbury village and close to the borough of Merseyside. Since the newtown development in the 1970's, much of the population of Liverpool found cheaper housing when the slum areas where knocked down, moving to areas like Runcorn to the south and Skelmersdale to the North, lots of cheap nasty housing developments created deprived 'sink' estates, and drugs and crime became a problem with the influx of a growing criminal fraternity. The people in general whether 'native' or liverpudlian are generally close-knit extremely nice people, there is like anywhere though a small criminal element. Places to be avoided at night especially, being Halton Brook, Windmill Hill, Palacefields shops area, Castlefields to an extent (although it has improved greatly) Grangeway and Murdishaw, although this is generally if you don't live in Runcorn, or it is identified that you don't, most people however will be happy to help you find your way around. There are 1 or 2 nice attractions and places to go although to be honest I've lived here since 1988 and it's always seemed to me to be a 'toilet.' The nightlife is pretty grim, the people can't hold their ale, hence the frequent violence in the town centre. Bit of a ***-tip, and no point going to Widnes as that's not any better, and also stinks of sh*te. If you're looking for a night out just hop on a train for 15 minutes to Liverpool, in fact, you are best travelling their to do almost anything, it's only 4 pound 40 return if you get a virgin train, and it is worth every penny whatever activity you may seek, just stay away from the estates in Liverpool like Norris Green and Croxteth etc and you'll be great.

 
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