Spike Island

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Mersey Road
West Bank
Widnes
Cheshire
WA8 0DG

Tel: 0151 511 6770

Spike Island

About

Green Flag Award winning Spike Island, on the Trans Pennine Trail, is now open parkland with items of industrial archaeological interest and a canal. Acknowleged as the birthplace of the British chemical industry, the industrial wilderness was reclaimed as woodland, wetlands and green space between 1975 and 1982.

It has a great position on the banks of the Mersey Estuary and will be a prime site to observe the construction of the second Mersey crossing, known as the Mersey Gateway. Work started in May 2014 and the new six lane toll bridge will open in autumn 2017.

Spike Island was also the site of the now legendary outdoor concert by the Manchester group,The Stone Roses in May 1990 when nearly 30,000 fans headed for Widnes to be part of what became known as the 'Woodstock for the baggy generation'.

Overlooking Spike Island is Catalyst Science Discovery Centre, a great action-packed family attraction, devoted to chemistry and how the products of chemistry are used in every day life.

Facilities

Other

  • Disabled Access
  • Parking (free)
  • Picnic Site
  • Toilets - Available at Catalyst Science Discovery Centre

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Exit the M62 at jct 7, travel on the A557 Watkins Way for 3.7 miles, follow signs for the Catalyst Museum. Spike Island will be sign posted on your left .

Public Transport Directions

Runcorn Train Station is 1.4 mils away from Spike Island.
Also the Trans Pennine Trail runs across Spike Island, leaflets available from Liverpool Tourist Information Centre.
For further information, please call TRAVELINE, Public Transport Info, 0871 200 22 33

TripAdvisor

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
      48
    • Very Good
      45
    • Average
      11
    • Poor
      2
    • Terrible
      2

    Recent Reviews:

    • horrocksl
      Widnes, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Family
      Well worth a visit
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 6th November 2019
      I went to the museum last night to view the museum and later watch a spectacular firework display from the top floor which is all glass. It's the first time I've been to the museum and I was... Read full review
    • opinion1952
      Liverpool, United Kingdom
      Mind the Geese!!!
      4 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 7th November 2019
      A reall y nice place to walk around close to the catalyst museum. Part of the old dock complex of yesteryear. The birds can be a bit intimidating looking for bread when you get out of your car but... Read full review
    • X2429CDbrendao
      Widnes, United Kingdom
      Good day out
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 11th November 2019
      Yes I would recommend a visit to Spike Island especially on sunny days the views are very good and it is an excellent way of walking the dog Read full review

    Opening Times

    Open (1 January 2019 - 31 December 2019)

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