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WarringtonUnited Kingdom

Great art galleries and museums, sporting events, superb shopping and spectacular gardens: this large Cheshire town has plenty to offer.  

Visitors have been coming to Warrington since around A.D. 100, when Romans established a settlement on a strategic bend of the River Mersey. Today the architectural landmarks and museums of Warrington showcase the town’s ancient roots and role in historic events, such as the English Civil War and Industrial Revolution, which changed the course of the nation’s history. It also has performing arts venues, shopping malls and a variety of dining options.

Find popular attractions, bars and restaurants in the Cultural Quarter, set on the streets that surround Palmyra Square. Warrington Museum and Art Gallery has some 200,000 artifacts, including dinosaur fossils and objects from the Wilderspool Roman settlement. Attend concerts, musicals and stand-up comedy shows at Parr Hall and browse exhibitions at Pyramid Arts Centre. The Museum of Policing in Cheshire displays exhibits related to police history inside Victoria-era prison cells.

Architecture fans will enjoy scrutinizing the elaborate golden gates and Palladian-style exterior of Warrington Town Hall, designed in 1750 by James Gibbs. Visit Warrington Parish Church, where Oliver Cromwell’s troops left cannonball marks in the walls during the English Civil War. Cromwell stayed at a nearby Tudor cottage, which is now an Indian restaurant.

If you are in the mood for shopping then head to Golden Square Shopping Centre where there are bookstores, brand name fashion and department stores. At Warrington Retail Market, shop for everything from cheese, baked goods and fresh produce to cosmetics and musical instruments. Stockton Heath is a suburb loved for its boutique fashion and eclectic restaurants.

For a fun day out with the family, head to Gulliver’s World amusement park and Apple Jacks Adventure Farm. See a slice of Cheshire’s famous gardens at Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden. Experience the passion of a rugby league match at Halliwell Jones Stadium, home to the Warrington Wolves.

Being a short train ride from Liverpool and Manchester, Warrington is a good base for exploring North West England. Hiking routes in the Peak District National Park and along the Trans-Pennine Trail crisscross a quintessential English landscape of picturesque dales, green hills and moorland.

Where to stay in Warrington

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Lowton
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Top hotels in Warrington

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Gulliver's Hotel
Gulliver's Hotel
3.5 out of 5
The price is £59 per night

Situated in Warrington, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Pyramid and Parr Hall, Halliwell Jones Stadium and Golden Square Shopping Center. Warrington Museum ...

4/5Very Good! (148 reviews)
AAA+++ great for young families

"Brilliant hotel for young children, there should be more like this around"…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar 2020

Gulliver's Hotel
Village Hotel Warrington
Village Hotel Warrington
4 out of 5
The price is £71 per night

Situated in the business district, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Pyramid and Parr Hall and Warrington Museum & Art Gallery. Golden Square Shopping ...

4.1/5Very Good! (826 reviews)
Lovely stay

"Had a lovely stay used the pool and sauna very relaxing rooms are spacious"…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar 2020

Village Hotel Warrington
Holiday Inn Warrington
Holiday Inn Warrington
3 out of 5
Free cancellation
The price is £66 per night

Located in the heart of Warrington, this hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Gullivers Kingdom Theme Park, Halliwell Jones Stadium and Warrington Museum & Art ...

4/5Very Good! (430 reviews)
Unfortunate neighbours but 5* staff and nice room

"The staff were really nice and the room was nice too. We were unfortunate enough to have very unpleasant neighbours who we just ignored until they came back around 0130 and caused our room to also smell 'unpleasant'... The staff member was so polite when I phoned to complain and came quickly to speak ..."…"

Reviewed on 1 Mar 2020

Holiday Inn Warrington

Popular places to visit in Warrington

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery
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Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

From fine art to ancient Egyptian artifacts, fossils and coins, this museum has thousands of items stored in Victorian-era display cabinets. 

Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden
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Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden

Stroll along walkways that wind around decorative gardens, glasshouses and ponds. Brush up on local history via interpretive signs and spot varied wildlife. 

Warrington Parish Church
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Warrington Parish Church

The soaring spire of this centuries-old church dominates the skyline of what was once the center of Warrington’s medieval settlement. 

Walton Hall and Gardens
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Walton Hall and Gardens

Why not meet the animals who live at Walton Hall and Gardens during your holiday in Walton? Visit the spas and top-notch restaurants in this relaxing area.

Museum of Policing in Cheshire
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Museum of Policing in Cheshire

The history of law enforcement and other policing activities comes alive via displays of archives, photographs, uniforms, vehicles and weapons. 

Old Trafford
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Old Trafford

4/5(350 reviews)

Cheer on soccer players during an exhilarating match and tour this 75,000-capacity stadium, home to one of Britain’s greatest soccer teams.

Top things to do in Warrington

Escape Lounge at Manchester Airport (MAN)
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Escape Lounge at Manchester Airport (MAN)

£23
Per adult
Sightseeing Manchester - hop on, hop-off bus tour
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Sightseeing Manchester - hop on, hop-off bus tour

£12
Per adult
The Manchester City Stadium Tour
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The Manchester City Stadium Tour

£25
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend

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