Widnes, United Kingdom
Widnes is the proud sponsor of the Widnes Vikings Rugby League; so proud, in fact, it has a museum dedicated to the team at Stobart Stadium, where you can also watch live games. If you are more interested in sightseeing, you should first stroll in the town centre and along Victoria Promenade, but the best views of Widnes and the River Mersey are from the Pex Hill Observatory and the Golden Jubilee Bridge. The larger towns of Liverpool, Chester and Manchester are all within a 40-minute ride of the town if you want to venture out.
- Widnes’s Catalyst Science Museum
- Victoria Park
- Kingsway Centre
- Ride a horse or bike on the Transpenine Trail along St Helens Canal
- Watch birds at Mersey Estuary
- See a show at Queen's Hall Studio
The oceanic climate of Widnes makes it a pleasant place to visit any time of year, with lighter rain and snow and warmer temperatures than the rest of the UK. Summer highs are around 14-16°C, and winter lows dip between 1-3°C.
Getting There & Around
The nearest airport is in Liverpool, which is 24 km from Widnes on the M62 motorway, and Runcorn has the nearest rail station just 5 km away on the A533. Coaches run from London to Widnes, which is a 333 km trip using the M6 and M1.
You can walk or take a taxi or bus around this small town as well.
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