Northwich is an attractive market town in the heart of Cheshire renowned for its black and white timbered buildings.
Visit the town and you will find an excellent selection of independent shops along with a traditional indoor and outdoor market – which is open on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.
The town sits at the confluence of the River Dane and the River Weaver and is famed for its rich history with salt and the chemical industry.
Note the two Swing Bridges that cross the River Weaver.
Hayhurst Bridge was built in 1898. It is adjacent to the former offices of River Weaver Navigation with its Georgian Clock built in 1830.
Town Bridge, which is close to the Bull Ring, was built in 1898.
They were the first swing bridges in the United Kingdom to be powered by electricity.
If you visit Northwich be sure to visit the Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse where you can find out about the history of Mid Cheshire and much more.
Close by you will find the Anderton Boat Lift - known as the Cathedral of the Canals - and is one of the greatest monuments to the canal age. It links theTrent and Mersey Canal with the River Weaver, which is 50ft below the canal. It was the world’s first boat lift.
The Lift dates back to 1875 but was fully restored and reopened in 2002. At the Lift you will find an extensive visitor centre and can enjoy a trip down the Lift on the Edwin Clark trip boat.
A short walk from the town is the Northwich Woodlands which includes the Marbury Country Park. The Woodlands is an area of vibrant and accessible parkland with more than 350 hectares to explore and discover.
Northwich is easily accessible by road, bus and train.
The Bus Interchange is beside Northwich Market and the Weaver Square Shopping Centre - where you will find a Tourism Information Desk in the CWAC Customer Service Centre.
Northwich Railway Station is on the Mid Cheshire Line connecting Chester with Manchester via Knutsford and Altrincham. If you are travelling from afar, you may find it easier to take the train to Hartford Station which has a frequent service from Liverpool to Crewe with onwards connections from most parts of the country.
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