The industrial port of Runcorn in Cheshire, England, is located on the banks of the River Mersey. This historic town offers plenty of local shops, dining options, historic churches, gardens and picturesque ruins. ... Read more »
- Norton Priory Museum & Gardens
- Halton Castle
- Silver Jubilee Bridge
- Visit the Norton water tower, which holds 3 million litres of water
- See a drama and dance performance at The Brindley Theatre
- Stroll the shops in the covered shopping centre of Halton Lea
Runcorn has a temperate climate since it is located fairly close to the Irish Sea. Compared to the rest of the UK, this area has less rain and snow, and the temperatures are generally slightly warmer. The average summer highs are 14 to 16°C, and winter lows are between 1 and 3°C.
Getting There & Around
Air travellers can fly into airports in Manchester or Liverpool, as Runcorn is located between these major cities. The town is serviced by both rail and bus lines as well. If you prefer to drive, you can take the M56 from the south, the M6 from the east or the M62 from the north.
Traffic is very efficient in Runcorn, but you will likely encounter occasional congestion on the Runcorn-Widnes Bridge. The city has public buses and taxis for vicinity travel if you prefer not to drive.« Hide