The borough of Warrington in the county of Cheshire England has a population of about 190,000. Warrington is divided into two parts with the Mersey river running between. Thus providing river banks on two sides, which are said to be sprinkled with thousands of daffodils. How lovely it must be to sit amongst these flowers on a sunny day. One must wonder if this bears any resemblance to the place where Lewis Carroll may have sat while dreaming of Alice in wonderland.
Yes, Warrington is the birth place of Lewis Carroll as well as one of the great intellectual minds of our time, Joseph Priestly. Pent Shed Warrington Priestly lived in Warrington and also taught at the Warrington academy.
The people of Warrington seem to be most proud of the historic visit by Oliver Cromwell and his troops. Many of it's pubs boast signs which read that Cromwell slept in a near by inn. This brings to mind the American boasting of "George Washington slept here". One particular pub showing off this sign is called the "Barley mow". It is the oldest pub in the history of Warrington, having been built in1561.
Warrington has undergone may transformations throughout the years, but manages to stay on it's feet and come back strong each time. Having dealt with the affect of two world wars as well as racial tensions brought about by an influx of Irish immigration, Warrington still manages to prosper and move toward the future.
Originally, because of Warrington's close advantage of being on the river, it was a very strong market town. Historically this was important, as it was the best means of getting animals and others goods to the market for sale. Today Warrington is still full of life and activity. It has frequent tourists as well as an endless supply of accommodations to meet their needs and desires. There are at least 23 hotels and inns. From charming Victorian to modern state of the art designed to create an experience to meet differing tastes. There are beautiful buildings and churches to be seen. Some dating as far back as the twelfth century. Warrington also boasts one of the largest shopping centers in North West England.
For those visiting Warrington with children, there are several parks, a miniature golf course, a zoo and even an amusement park. There are museums and historic landmarks to be seen all around as well as the Art Deco and Tudor inspired architecture. Parr Hall is a beautifully maintained concert hall which has been showcase to many famous entertainers including the Rolling stones and The Who, just to name a few.
If you are considering a move to Warrington, you should know, there are two colleges and hundreds of primary and High schools.
Warrington is located Just about half way between Manchester and Liverpool. It is 140 miles from Scotland, 50 miles from Wales and only 20 miles from Chester, which is an ancient Roman city. There are many public transportation choices, including buses, trains and taxi cabs. So, there are many interesting and fun things to do, and many choices in how to get there. It seems that Warrington would make a lovely place to vacation. In the borough or Warrington in the county of Cheshire old time charm indeed is offered in this modern day.