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Runcorn is a town in the Borough of Halton, located in the county of Cheshire, which is known for being a major industrial hub and port town. Having started out as a small village, development swept through the area at the time of the industrial revolution, with chemical factories and tanning industries becoming a vital part of the economy. The town today is known for exhibiting various forms of modern architecture while places like Halton Castle, Norton Priory Museum and Seneschal’s House are reminders of its heritage as well as being major crowd-pullers in the area.
Runcorn has a variety of serviced offices and retail spaces that are home to the likes of builders & building material suppliers, counselling services, and healthcare practitioners. There are lawyers and graphic designers in the town alongside jewellery designers, interior decorators, software development companies and website development firms. Ineos has facilities in Runcorn while the Manchester Ship Canal Company and the Stobart Group also have offices in the area.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Runcorn has a number of entertainment venues with everything from cinema and live-acts to theatre on offer. The Brindley is a major centre for stage-productions and the performing arts while The Studio and Cineworld are ideal for cinema-goers. The town has a host of restaurants serving food from different parts of the world. There is Italian food at Gusto D’oro while The Railway Hotel serves up traditional British food. Tandoori Night is an Indian restaurant serving up fiery dishes and the Norton Arms is the place to go for traditional pub-grub.
Bus and coach services are the main means of getting around Runcorn when it comes to public transport. Driving here is convenient, with the A533 and A557 connecting the town to the M56 and the M62 motorways. Runcorn Railway Station connects the town to Liverpool along the West Coast Main Line while Runcorn East Railway Station is the link to Manchester. Liverpool John Lennon Airport is nearest to the town while Manchester Airport is also relatively close to Runcorn.