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Warrington Wows the World!


Radio & TV presenter, Chris Evans was born in the town and Warrington Wolves have always been among the top flight teams since the Rugby League was formed in 1895. We take a fresh look at the vibrant town and find all the ingredients for a super short break.


Warrington has been welcoming visitors for over 2000 years since the Roman Empire marched into the area and established a base at Wilderspool in 100 AD.


It prospered in the Middle Ages too and received a Royal Charter in 1255AD to hold a market and has been running one now for over 750 years!


The town has seen some major action too and was under siege during the Civil War by Cromwell’s forces.


It’s always been a strong commercial and retail centre and J & G Greenhalls set up a distillery here in 1761 that’s been trading continuously for over 250 years.


Warrington’s location is a big plus too.


It’s close to Liverpool and Manchester and within easy reach of the Peak District, North Wales and the Lake District even the Trans-Pennine Trail passes through the borough.


Today, you’ll find a busy town centre with great shopping on offer including Golden Square Shopping Centre, home to all the major brands under one roof.


We are the Champions! Warrington Wolves Homecoming Parade


Out of town retail parks feature mega-stores galore including the first IKEA in Britain.


Looking for independent outlets?


Head for Stockton Heathwhere fabulous boutiques flourish alongside a delicious choice of restaurants.


Warrington really knows how to entertain, amuse and inform too.


Its Museum and Art Gallery charts the development of the town and showcases contemporary and specialist street art exhibitions.


Nearby Pyramid and Parr Hall regularly host an array of music concerts and family-friendly shows for all tastes and ages all year.


Warrington is rightly famous for being at the heart of Rugby League and The Halliwell Jones Stadium is home to the mighty Warrington Wolveswho carry everything before them.


They won the Challenge Cup again in 2012 and are hosting matches in the Rugby League World Cup in October and November 2013 (see page 43 for details).


The Samoan international team will hold their


pre-tournament training camp at University of Chester's Warrington campus.


To find out more about this major event in the 2013 sporting calendar, visit www.warrington.gov.uk/rlwc2013 and see the story so far at www.pinterest.com/WarringtonRLWC.


Famous Firsts


1755-57: The first commercial canal in Britain is cut from Sankey to St Helens.


1830: 1848: 1987:


The first Total Abstinence Society in Britain is formed.


The first public library in the country is opened supporting the town’s museum.


The first Ikea in the UK opened here.


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The Halliwell Jones Stadium


Warrington is a vibrant cultural ce


Try! Brett Hodgson scores


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