Halton sits astride the River Mersey to the east of Liverpool. Runcorn and Widnes are the major towns, and many more picturesque parishes and villages make up the borough.
The village of Daresbury, where Lewis Carroll, the famous children's author, was born, is a pretty countryside village featuring a church with stained glass windows depicting Carroll's life.
Halton's 'landmark' is the Silver Jubilee Bridge, one of the largest of its kind worldwide. Designed by Mott, Hay & Anderson, it spans 330 metres (1082 feet) and was opened in 1961 by Princess Alexandra of Kent. It is Grade II listed.
Walking part of the Trans-Pennine Trail, weaving down a canal, or enjoying one of Halton’s many special events such as Creamfields, there’s many ways to spend your spare time here. The Widnes Vikings Rugby League team are based in the borough, there’s the Brindley arts centre and Norton Priory Museum and Gardens for culture lovers, the Catalyst science and discovery centre for science fans, and plenty of nature reserves and countryside walks for outdoorsy types.
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Victoria Park holds the coveted Green Flag Award and is regarded as Halton’s premier park.
An exciting new leisure development consisting of Widnes Superbowl, Reel Cinema, and Silver Blades Ice Rink, alongside Frankie & Benny’s and Nando’s restaurants plus a Premier Inn with a Buffert Place restaurant.
A Green Flag Award winning Local Nature Reserve with wild flower meadows and view across the estuary. A peaceful place to enjoy picnics and watching wildlife.
Catalyst Science Discovery Centre is an interactive way for children and families to discover more about chemistry.
A Green Flag winning local nature reserve with 32 hectares of natural landscapes and formal grounds including woodland walks, quarry, orienteering trails and north Cheshire's largest surviving stretch of heathland.
Halton’s multi-award winning theatre and arts centre based in Runcorn.
Accessible family friendly attraction with lots to see and do. 800 year old priory site, exciting sculpture trail and beautiful walled garden. Café, shop, events and exhibitions throughout the year.
PricePrice £2.70 to £10.00 Per Ticket
The World's leading dance music festival - Creamfields 2016 takes place from 25 - 28 August 2016.
Green Flag Award winning Spike Island is today open parkland, with items of industrial archaeological interest and a canal.
The ruins of Halton Castle stand on a prominent rocky hill overlooking the River Mersey. A location which must have been chosen for its "elevated position and excellent potential as an observation post".