Northwich and Local Area

Northwich is a town in central Cheshire.

Situated geographically centre between the cities of Chester, Liverpool and Manchester.

Northwich has been a centre of industry and commerce since before Roman times. Famed for its salt production, then as the home to Brunner Mond (which became Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI). Northwich was where the chemical process to make Polythene was invented.

Vibrant Northwich has something for everyone.

The high street is full of unique and specialist independent businesses mixed with major national retailers and the town also hosts a monthly Artisan Market which is packed with amazing hand-crafted products.

On top of this, Northwich has been bolstered by the £80 million Barons Quay development which continues to expand. Comprising a state-of-the-art five screen cinema, high street retailers and food and drink venues, the shopping destination is set to grow over the coming months with even more businesses preparing to open there.

Throughout the year Northwich hosts regular town centre events too including seasonal extravaganzas which provide fun and entertainment for people of all ages.

Look out for the Christmas Extravaganza in particular, the Northwich Festival of Arts in July and Now Northwich which brings a wow factor to the town’s calendar.

While visiting an event in Northwich or hitting the shops you may need some refreshment. Fortunately the town has a comprehensive selection of pubs, restaurants, cafes and bars for visitors to enjoy. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, dinner or just drinks with friends, Northwich has an option to suit all preferences.

Away from the town centre, Northwich has plenty of parks, museums and attractions to see and explore, with many linking back to the area’s close ties to the salt industry.

Visit the breath-taking Anderton Boat Lift. Stroll along the River Weaver or pop into the Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse to learn about the history of West Cheshire.

Northwich also boasts the Lion Salt Works which is one of the premier historical tourist attractions in the North West. Restored at a cost of over £10 million, the museum offers an insightful and atmospheric journey through the site’s different buildings.

So if you’re looking to visit a Cheshire town that really does offer something for everyone. Head over to Northwich.

Find out more by visiting our town page Visit Northwich

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