Halton sits astride the River Mersey to the east of Liverpool. It can provide you with something special, be it sporting activity or a leisurely stroll in picturesque settings. Halton has so much to offer and so many ways to spend your quality leisure time.
With Runcorn and Widnes as the major towns of Halton Borough, there are also many parishes and villages which make up the Borough. The Village of Daresbury, where Lewis Carroll, the famous children's author, was born, is a picturesque countryside village with a typical village church with stained glass windows depicting Carroll's Life.
Hale Village was home to allegedly the tallest man in England at 9ft 3 inches! John Middleton, known as the Childe of Hale, was well known both in the area and to the then King James I .
Halton's 'landmark' is the Silver Jubilee Bridge, one of the largest of its kind worldwide. Designed by Mott, Hay & Anderson, it spans 330m (1082 ft) and was opened in 1961 by Princess Alexandra of Kent. It is Grade 11 listed.
The area hosts major events such as Creamfields in August, a fabulous free entry Vintage Rally in September and a spectacular Fireworks Festival in November as well as numerous other activities in the many parks.
If you fancy brushing up your skiing skills, walking part of the Trans-Pennine Trail, meandering through the many local nature reserves, or just enjoying the more gentle pastime of a ride on the miniature railway, there is something to suit every interest.
See memorabilia from the early days of Runcorn New Town
Liverpool is historic, contemporary, beautiful, vibrant, multi-cultural, musical, sporty, fun and the warmth of the welcome is probably among the best in the world.