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City Centre Warrington
~0.36 miles from Warrington city center
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Halliwell Jones Stadium
~0.39 miles from Warrington city center
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Halliwell Jones Stadium is a state-of-the-art purpose built rugby league stadium in Warrington, England. Halliwell Jones is a large BMW and MINI group which holds the naming rights for the stadium. It is built on the former site of the Joseph Walker Brewery.It is the home ground of the Warrington Wolves but has also staged major fixtures such as the Challenge Cup semi-final and the 2004 European Nations Final, as well as being a venue for Women's Euro 2005 in football.Most recently, the Halliwell Jones Stadium hosted the National League Grand Finals' Day, where three Grand Finals were played on the same day (National League 3 Grand Final, National League 2 Qualifying Final and the National League 1 Grand Final). In 2008 the stadium again hosted the National LeagueGrand Finals. The Stad...
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Norton Priory Museum
~5.09 miles from Warrington city center
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The museum opened in 1982. It contains descriptions of the history of the site and some of the artifacts discovered during the archaeological excavations. These include a model of the monastery as it might have been, carved coffin lids, some of the mosaic tiles and a skeleton showing signs of Paget's disease of bone. In a separate gallery stands a major item in the museum, the medieval sandstone statue of St Christopher, once painted in bright colours, which has been dated to about 1390. It is 11 feet (3 m) high and is the largest medieval stone figure in Britain.Awards given for projects carried out by the museum include the Best Practice in Tourism Training prize given by the Cheshire Awards for Tourism Skills, the national Sanford Award for excellence in education, and the North West ...
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~6.09 miles from Warrington city center
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Halton castle is a castle in the former village of Halton which is now part of the town of Runcorn, Cheshire, England. The castle is situated on the top of Halton Hill, a sandstone prominence overlooking the village (grid reference SJ537821). It is a Grade I listed building and a scheduled ancient monument. It was the seat of the Barons of Halton from the 11th century until the 14th century and it then passed to the Duchy of Lancaster. It was besieged twice in the Civil War after which its structure deteriorated. In the 18th century a new courthouse was built on the site of the previous gatehouse. The castle lies in ruins apart from the courthouse which has been converted into a public house.
|#5 of 30 Things To Do in Warrington|
Haydock Park Racecourse
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~6.39 miles from Warrington city center
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Haydock Park Racecourse is a racecourse in Newton-le-Willows, Haydock, Metropolitan Borough of St Helens, England. The track is a mostly flat left-handed oval of around 1 mile 5 furlongs with a very slight rise on the run-in. There are courses for flat racing and National Hunt racing.
|#6 of 30 Things To Do in Warrington|
~6.46 miles from Warrington city center
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Sherdley Park in the district of Sutton is the largest park in St Helens, Merseyside. Its 200 acres (0.81 km2) include an 18 hole golf course, a formal garden, open woodland, a lake, pets' corner and summer events. It is well known in the local area for hosting the Sherdley Show, a large annual three day event attended by up to 500,000 people.Originally owned by the family of 19th century coal and copper baron, Colonel Michael Hughes, it was purchased by the local authority after the second world war as a place of relaxation for the citizens of Sutton.
|#7 of 30 Things To Do in Warrington|
City Centre Runcorn
~7.08 miles from Warrington city center
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|#8 of 30 Things To Do in Warrington|
St. Helens' World of Glass
~7.29 miles from Warrington city center
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The World of Glass provides a journey of discovery into one of the most common substances on Earth – Glass.Travel from 500BC to the present day and discover the amazing history of glass and how our lives wouldn’t be the same without it. Watch live glass blowing demonstrations, experience the stunning special effects film show, visit the extensive galleries and explore the underground tunnels beneath the Victorian Cone House – home to the world’s first continuous glass production tank.The canal-side Kaleidoscope Café offers a delicious menu of home-cooked food, Artisan Gift Shop and Level One Art Gallery – a contemporary space where visitors can view and purchase work from local artists.The World of Glass is also a first class conference destination. Its unique surroundings make it an...
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Dunham Massey Hall and Gardens
~7.57 miles from Warrington city center
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Dunham Massey is a civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford, Greater Manchester, England. The parish includes the villages of Sinderland Green, Dunham Woodhouse and Dunham Town along with Dunham Massey Park, formerly the home of the last Earl of Stamford and owned by the National Trust since 1976. Dunham Massey was historically in the county of Cheshire, but since 1974 has been part of Trafford Metropolitan Borough; the nearest town is Altrincham. As of the 2001 census, the parish had a population of 475.Dunham Massey has a long history, as reflected in its 45 listed buildings. It was a locally important area during the medieval period, and acted as the seat for the Massey barony. The Georgian hall, with the remains of a castle in its grounds, is a popular tourist attracti...
|#10 of 30 Things To Do in Warrington|
Astley Green Colliery Museum
~9.07 miles from Warrington city center
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|#11 of 30 Things To Do in Warrington|
City Centre Northwich
~9.56 miles from Warrington city center
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Knowsley Safari Park
~9.72 miles from Warrington city center
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Knowsley Safari Park is a tourist attraction in the borough of Knowsley on the outskirts of Liverpool, England. The park was also home to a former RAF airfield which closed at the end of World War II.Situated on the famous estate of Lord Derby, the vast reserve is home to many different animals including elephants, giraffes, lions, bongos, tigers and baboons. The Derby Estate have a tradition of keeping animals, ever since the famous artist and nonsense-poet Edward Lear was employed there in the 19th century to paint pictures of the Earl's collection. Smaller animals, including domestic pets, are also kept on site as part of the attractions for visitors. The 'Bug House' provides a collection of insects.
|#13 of 30 Things To Do in Warrington|
City Centre Wigan
~10.78 miles from Warrington city center
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|#14 of 30 Things To Do in Warrington|
~10.81 miles from Warrington city center
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Knowsley Hall is a stately home near Liverpool within the Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley, in Merseyside, England (grid reference SJ444938). It is a Grade II* listed building and is the ancestral home of the Stanley family, the Earls of Derby. The hall is surrounded by 2,500 acres (10 km2) of parkland, which contains the Knowsley Safari Park. The hall is no longer the home of the Stanley family but has been restored and converted for functions such as corporate events, conferences and weddings.
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The Trafford Centre
~11.04 miles from Warrington city center
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The Trafford Centre is a large indoor shopping centre located in the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford in Greater Manchester, the nearest towns being Davyhulme and Urmston. The planning process for the Trafford Centre was one of the longest and most expensive in the history of the United Kingdom. Ultimately the matter was decided by the House of Lords.The Trafford Centre is a major sponsor of Salford City Reds rugby league club. Shortly after its opening, the centre provided the setting for Shopping City, a BBC2 daytime programme.
|#16 of 30 Things To Do in Warrington|
~12.28 miles from Warrington city center
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Clarkes Gardens is a public park in the Allerton district of south Liverpool, England. It is close to Springwood Cemetery and situated between Woolton Road and Springwood Avenue.Liverpool City Council have in the past used it as a site for their free compost distrivution.
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~12.38 miles from Warrington city center
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Speke Hall is a wood-framed, Tudor house in Speke, Liverpool, England. It is one of the finest Tudor-era manor houses survivng. Previous owners were the Norrises, the Beauclerks and the Watts.Construction of the current building began in 1530, though earlier buildings had been on the site, parts of which are incorporated into the current structure. The house belongs to the National Trust and is open to the public. The house was owned by the Norris family for many generations until the female heiress married into the Beauclerk family. The Watt family purchased the house and estate from the Beauclerks in 1795. The last surviving heir of the Watt family was Miss Adelaide Watt, who inhertited the house and returned to it in 1878 at the age of 21 years. She died in 1921, leaving the house a...
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Chorlton Ees Nature Reserve
~12.43 miles from Warrington city center
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Chorlton Ees and Ivy Green Local Nature Reserve is an area of grassland, scrub, woodland and wetland habitats crossed by a network of public paths located on the north bank of the River Mersey, south Manchester. The site lies within the Greater Manchester Green Belt and is designated as Grade B Site of Biological Interest. Chorlton Ees and Ivy Green have a long history of occupation, mainly linked to agriculture and grazing of the flooded meadows then characteristic of this stretch of the River Mersey. This usage ceased when flood defences were constructed along the riverbanks and the river flooding completely controlled on the area. During pre-Victorian times Chorlton Ees became a sewage works, and Ivy Green a landfill tip.The landfill at Ivy Green was completed during the 1950’s and the ...
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Trafford Park Heritage Centre
~12.49 miles from Warrington city center
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Based in the former St Anthony's School, the heritage centre houses a permanent exhibition of Trafford Park History, in particular the village area. Exhibitions are held annually, featuring different aspects of Trafford Park history.ParkingOn site parking, Parking (free) Opening01 Jan 2008 to 31 Dec 2015Monday 10:00-16:30Tuesday 10:00-16:30Wednesday 10:00-16:30Thursday 10:00-16:30Friday 10:00-16:30Based in the former St Anthony's School, the heritage centre houses a permanent exhibition of Trafford Park History, in particular the village area. Exhibitions are held annually, featuring different aspects of Trafford Park history. The centre also houses the Trafford Park archive. A short walking tour of the village area is available. Talks on the history and development...
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Trafford Ecology Park
~12.54 miles from Warrington city center
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Trafford Park is an area of the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford, in Greater Manchester, England. Located opposite Salford Quays, on the southern side of the Manchester Ship Canal, it is 3.4 miles (5.5 km) west-southwest of Manchester city centre, and 1.3 miles (2.1 km) north of Stretford.Trafford Park is almost entirely surrounded by water. The Bridgewater Canal forms its southeastern and southwestern boundaries, and the Manchester Ship Canal its northeastern and northwestern boundaries. The park, occupying an area of 3,000 acres (12 km2), was the first planned industrial estate in the world, and is still the largest in Europe. It was an important supplier of materiel during the First and Second World Wars, and produced the Rolls-Royce Merlin engines used to power both the Spitfire an...
|#21 of 30 Things To Do in Warrington|
~12.69 miles from Warrington city center
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Wythenshawe Hall is a 16th-century medieval timber-framed historic house and a former stately home in Wythenshawe, Manchester, England. It is located east of Altrincham and south of Stretford, five miles (8 km) south of Manchester city centre, in Wythenshawe Park.The half-timbered Tudor house was the home of the Tatton family for over 400 years. It was built in about 1540 by Robert Tatton of Chester. During the English Civil War, the hall was unsuccessfully defended by Robert Tatton against Cromwell's forces. After the war, the Tatton estate expanded to about 2,500 acres (10 km²).In 1924, Robert Henry Greville Tatton inherited the Wythenshawe estate and yielded to pressure from the then Manchester Corporation, who were in need of land for housing, and it became Manchester City Counci...
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Paul McCartney's Childhood Home
~12.92 miles from Warrington city center
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This 1950s terraced house (now owned by the National Trust) is where the Beatles met, rehearsed and wrote many of their earliest songs.20 Forthlin Road, Allerton, LiverpoolMerseysidehttp://www.nationaltrust.org.ukMarch 22-October 29: Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays. Admission by guided tour only. Four tours depart on days open to the public. Booking essential. Tours depart by minibus from city centre in the morning and Speke Hall in the afternoon. Call infoline on 00780 900 0256 to check times and pick-up points.Joint ticket for here and John Lennon’s childhood home: adults £12; children £1
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Croxteth Hall and Country Park
~12.96 miles from Warrington city center
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Croxteth Hall is the former country estate and ancestral home of the Molyneux family, the Earls of Sefton. After the death of the last Earl in 1972 the estate passed to Liverpool City Council, which now manages the remainder of the estate, following the sale of approximately half of the grounds. The remaining grounds, Croxteth Park, were at one time a hunting chase of the Molyneux family and are now open to the public.
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Imperial War Museum N
~13.06 miles from Warrington city center
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Imperial War Museum North, war, Manchester, Salford, Eccles, Old Trafford , Trafford , Urmston, England, Walking tour, art, museum, history, entertainment, education, family, tourism, tours, artifacts, historical siteImperial War Museum North (sometimes referred to as IWM North) is a museum in Greater Manchester, England. One of the five branches of the Imperial War Museum, the museum explores the impact of modern conflicts on people and society. It is the first branch of the Imperial War Museum to be located in the north of England. The museum occupies a site overlooking the Manchester Ship Canal in Trafford Park, an area which during the Second World War was a key industrial centre and consequently heavily bombed during the Manchester Blitz in 1940. The area is now home to the Lowry ...
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Manchester United Museum
~13.12 miles from Warrington city center
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Manchester United Museum is located on Sir Matt Busby Way at Old Trafford, the Theatre of Dreams that’s one of the world’s most famous football stadiums, and boasts the biggest capacity in the English Premiership (76,000, and rising!). The Manchester United Museum is at the heart of the complex in the North Stand and has a quarter of a million visitors a year, enjoying a family day out to one of the world's top football clubs – and the richest, with an average turnover of three-quarters of a billion pounds!A ticket to Manchester United Museum might not get its holder into the Director’s box on match days, but it certainly affords otherwise unprecedented access to a host of a hallowed artefacts and makes for an awe-inspiring family day out, whether you’re a Red Devil or not. The Manc...
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Old Trafford Cricket Ground
~13.14 miles from Warrington city center
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Old Trafford Cricket Ground, usually referred to as Old Trafford, is a cricket ground situated on Talbot Road in Old Trafford. It has been the home of Lancashire County Cricket Club since its foundation in 1864, although it was the ground of Manchester Cricket Club from 1856. International Test matches have been played there since 1884.
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Lowry Art Gallery
~13.21 miles from Warrington city center
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Set in a magnificent waterside location at the heart of the redeveloped Salford Quays in Greater Manchester, The Lowry is an architectural flagship with a unique and dynamic identity. Rising from the regenerated docklands, it is a welcoming building, designed to reflect the surrounding landscapes and flourishing waterways, in its glass and metallic surfaces.The Lowry opened on 28th April 2000, bringing together a wide variety of performing and visual arts under one roof. Opening its door to the best in entertainment and education in the arts, The Lowry aims to give everyone access to new areas of creativity and to embrace its broad community.
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Old Trafford (Theatre of Dreams)
~13.21 miles from Warrington city center
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Old Trafford is an all-seater football stadium in the Trafford borough of Greater Manchester, England, and is the home of Premier League club Manchester United. With space for 75,957 spectators, Old Trafford has the second-largest capacity of any English football stadium after Wembley Stadium, the third-largest of any stadium in the United Kingdom, and the eleventh-largest in Europe. With Wembley, it is one of two stadia in the country to have been given a five-star rating by UEFA. The stadium is approximately 0.5 miles (0.8 km) from Old Trafford Cricket Ground and the adjacent Manchester Metrolink tram station.The ground, given the nickname the Theatre of Dreams by Bobby Charlton, has been United's permanent residence since 1910, with the exception of an eight-year absence from 1941 to ...
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Buile Hill Park
~13.58 miles from Warrington city center
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|#30 of 30 Things To Do in Warrington|
~13.80 miles from Warrington city center
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Sudley House, Aigburth, Liverpool, England is an art gallery which contains the collection of George Holt in its original setting. It includes work by Thomas Gainsborough, Joshua Reynolds, Edwin Landseer, John Everett Millais and J. M. W. Turner.Built in the early 1800s for Liverpool Mayor Nicholas Robinson, Sudley became the house of Victorian ship owner and merchant George Holt in 1883. It was all bequeathed to the city in 1944 by Holt's daughter Emma Holt. It is now run by National Museums Liverpool. After a period of two years of work, it was reopened on 26 May 2007 following a £1 million refurbishment including many new attractions.These recent additions to Sudley House are:Introductory display: the Holt family – George and Elizabeth Holt and daughter Emma from 1884 to 1944. Set...