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Farnborough Hall 15 June 2011

Farnborough in the county of Warwickshire

St Helen's Church, Tarporley

Tarporley in the county of Cheshire

Greenstead Church, said to be the world's oldest wooden building, in Greenstead, England

Greenstead in the county of Essex

Pictures of Warrington

in the county of Cheshire

About Warrington

This town can claim to have something made for Queen Victoria, which was famously rejected by her - this is the pair of Golden Gates made in 1850 for Sandringham House. Following the Royal rejection, these magnificent gates were bought by Frederick Marks, a local Warrington business man, who later donated them to the town.

Warrington shows many fascinating features, a wander around the town reveals many hidden surprises, some of a more modern nature such as the wonderful sculpture of Alice in Wonderland, and others are architectural gems seen only if you cast your eyes above the level of shop windows crammed full of tempting goods. This is when a quick glance reveals attractive properties built during the elegant Georgian period, it also shows buildings of a more sombre Victorian style. There are wonderful "Cheshire" black and white timber-frame properties, one being the delightful Marquis of Granby Inn. Perhaps the finest building in Warrington is its palatial Town Hall, an impressive building originally built as Bank Hall in 1750 to a design by James Gibbs.

In the local museums visitors can explore the history of Warrington from Stone-Age times, its parish church dedicated to St. Elphin was mentioned in the Doomsday Book. This was rebuilt during the 14th century, its landmark spire reaches to 281 feet and can be seen from most parts of the town.

During the 20th century, Warrington gained a reputation for brewing more Beer than anywhere else in Britain, this ousted Burton-on-Trent which had previously been the traditional centre of the brewing industry.

The town offers visitors many rewarding experiences, there are fine bridges to be seen and St. Helens Canal has pretty tow paths to walk along and plenty of interesting spots to relax doing a bit of fishing. Wide squares lead to exciting shops, pubs, and restaurants, and in the narrow streets which still retain much of the old medieval street plan, you can capture the "olde-worlde" atmosphere of the Warrington of yester-year. Another pleasurable experience is the town's markets, these include a fish market. There are plenty of green open spaces, including beautiful parks with flower filled gardens, fountains and statues.

A short distance from Warrington lies Daresbury, here you will find All Saints Church which has a magnificent stained glass window dedicated to Lewis Carroll, this depicts many of his characters including his famous Doormouse.

Warrington is ideally placed for exploring the Mersey river and Liverpool.

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Lymm Dam.

Lymm (19 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Cheshire

(4.9 miles, 7.9 km, direction E of Warrington)

The picturesque village of Lymm is situated in the the county of Cheshire, England, and was mentioned in the Doomsday book of 1086. It's name is of Celtic origins and means "Place.....

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St Helens (86 Pictures) in the county of Merseyside

(7.4 miles, 11.8 km, direction NW of Warrington)

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Altrincham (16 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of Greater Manchester

(10.2 miles, 16.5 km, direction E of Warrington)

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John Gilbert Pub, Worsley Brow

Worsley (8 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Greater Manchester

(11.8 miles, 19.0 km, direction NE of Warrington)

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Salford Docks

Salford (47 Pictures) in the county of Greater Manchester

(14.2 miles, 22.8 km, direction NE of Warrington)

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Walton Hall, Cheshire

Walton Hall & Gardens (8 Pictures)

(1.9 miles, 3.1 km, direction S)

Walton Hall Gardens was originally part of a much larger country estate purchased in 1812 by the Greenall family, famous for.....

Statue at Norton Priory, Cheshire

Norton Priory Museum & Gardens (6 Pictures)

(4.7 miles, 7.6 km, direction SW)

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Remains of Halton Castle

Halton Castle (3 Pictures)

(5.5 miles, 8.9 km, direction SW)


Arley Hall driveway, Northwich, Cheshire.

Arley Hall (33 Pictures)

(6.6 miles, 10.6 km, direction SE)

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Friends Meeting House (2 Pictures)

(7.0 miles, 11.3 km, direction NW)

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View of canal from Big Wood footbridge. Marbury Country Park, Cheshire

Marbury Country Park (8 Pictures)

(8.1 miles, 13.0 km, direction SE)

Once part of a large country estate, Marbury Parks history dates back to AD 1200. Guided walks are on offer all year round, with.....

Housekeepers Room, Dunham Massey.

Dunham Massey (36 Pictures)

(8.2 miles, 13.2 km, direction E)

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