Saint Helens Things to Do
Dream, created by world-renowned Catalan artist Jaume Plensa which stands at 20 metres high (66ft) and weighing more than 370 tonnes, marks a stark contrast to its surroundings.The striking £2m artwork, which overlooks the nearby M62 on the site of the former Sutton Manor Colliery is an elongated girl’s head and is hoped to be a landmark feature in...more
Well St Helens is an industrious North West town in Merseyside - evidence just outside the town perimeter with the glass factories - notably Pilkingtons Glass which has a big European business. Glass making was carried on in St Helens by the early 18th century. In 1773 The British Cast Plate Glass Manufacturers opened works in St Helens. In 1780 a...more
Its not surprising that with all this glass that the town has made the most of it with their award winning World of Glass museum. Here there are guided tours of the glass making and glas blowing process - its much nearer for us then visiting the Murano one in Venice! The entrance to the museum is in this Grade II listed Victorian cone furnace house...more
Amidst all the modern glass sstructures it was a lovely contrast to see the old Quaker's meeting place builtr in delightful stone and with immaulate lawned gardens bordered with lavendar bushes. It has been a place of worship since 1678 and in still in use - meeting at 10.30am on Sundays.more
In contrast the glass pavillion across the Sankey Canal was built in 2000. Plus the front pavilion windows overlooking the terrace along Chalon Way East are host to some modern art work which is on display until the end of summer 2005. This artwork is entitled ‘evolvo’ and aims to reflect how the town has evolved - from ancient Egyptian artefacts...more
Saint Helens Hotels
Mickle Head Green, Eurolink, St Helens, WA9 4TT, United Kingdom
Good for: Business
Garswood Old Road, East Lancs Road, St Helens, WA11 7LX, United Kingdom
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Families
This hotel is a 5 star hotel and probably the best in the town! However be expected to pay ?100...more
Saint Helens Restaurants
My second visit and this time with my partner Terry. It was his first visit and I knew he would like it as I really enjoyed it when I last dined here. He was impressed and we will certainly visit this restaurant again soon.The food is delicious, there is lots of choice and there are specials on offer.The service is first class and you get a very...more
We were stood for a while before anyone came to show us to a seat. A few members of staff passed us without acknowledging our presence but once our waitress spotted us she soon came over.Our waitress was very good; attentive without pestering. When my glass was empty she noticed almost right away and came to ask if I wanted a refill.One meat on the...more
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Saint Helens Transportation
Well on Merseyside St Helens is easily reached by train - takes about 30 minutes or so from Liverpool Lime Street Station. Its just a short walk from the statin to the centre with its market hall, college and glass museum. As you can see glass predominates in the station building too.
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