Warrington Local Information: 10 top things to know... more
Warrington has had its fair share of historic settlers over the centuries; the Romans founded the town before the Saxons settled there in the Middle Ages. Due to its position on the River Mersey, Warrington was established later as an important market town and a centre for textile and tool production. During the Industrial Revolution, Warrington developed and grew and benefite...Read more
Warrington was designated as a new town in 1968 and in 1974 the modern Borough of Warrington was formed. There is plenty to see and do in the town including a range of restaurants, shops and historic buildings. Warrington is home to one of the most successful rugby league teams in the country, the Warrington Wolves.
There are many events held in Warrington throughout the year including the Lift Off Music and Arts Festival, Warrington Walking Day and the Walton Hall Gardens Country Fayre. Every October, Warrington celebrates Regimental Sunday, where Warrington’s local infantry regiment reunite. This event is over 60 years old.
Warrington has many fantastic attractions, including the Town Hall, Pyramid Arts Centre and Warrington Museum and Art Gallery. The Warrington Museum and Art Gallery is one of the oldest municipal museums in the UK and has been open since 1857. Warrington Town Hall is iconic because of its opulent golden gates.
5. Things To Do
Pyramid Arts Centre and Parr Hall are situated in the heart of Warrington's Cultural Quarter and are leading arts and entertainment venues in the North West. Performances encompass a wide range of genres including music, comedy, dance, drama and much more. As well as performances from professionals, the venues also offer community classes and workshops.
Warrington is home to a wide range of different businesses from many industrial sectors due to its location between Liverpool and Manchester. There is a range of well-known and independent shops in the town that cater to all tastes.
Warrington has excellent road links to the M6, M62 and M56 motorways, which lead to major cities in the North West and on to the rest of the UK. Warrington has two train stations, Warrington Bank Quay and Warrington Central. There are regular trains running from these stations to London Euston and Glasgow.
The Parr Hall has had many famous visitors from the worlds of music, comedy and theatre. They are loads of clubs and bars to choose from in Warrington that promise a great night out.
9. Famous Landmarks
Warrington is home to many beautiful churches including the Parish Church of St Elphin, which was built in the 14th century, St Wilfrid's Church and St Oswald's Church, which are both Grade I listed medieval churches, and the Grade II listed Georgian Holy Trinity Church that was built in 1758.
10. Interesting Fact
People from Warrington are known as Warringtonians. Famous Warringtonians include actor Pete Postlethwaite, Stone Roses front man Ian Brown and DJ and TV presenter Chris Evans.
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