Visiting Northwich

As with Little Budworth, Northwich is within the civil parish within the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and has a population of about 50,000 people as per the 2011 census.  It was, in 2014, names as on of the best places to live in the UK which is a high accolade indeed!

Famous for its salt pans, mined since Roam times, Northwich is a great place t visit alongside the many other towns and villages in Cheshire as a whole.

Only 16 minute drive to us here at Porthkerry House B&B and Little Budworth, Northwich is well worth a visit and is often a place many of our guests comment on travelling to when staying with us.

We would class Northwich as a medium size but expanding town.  A town centre that has many amenities and shops to visit and plenty to see and do in the surrounding areas.

Northwich Cheshire

For example, there is the Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse which has many displays and stories of the history of Northwich and Cheshire as a whole.  With films, archaeological  finds and plenty of history to digest, this great place is based in the old Northwich Union Workhouse building and has plenty for all visitors to see.

Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse Northwich

One of the most visited places of our guests is the Anderton Boat Lift visitors centre.  Run by the Canal and River Trust, this is a small place to visit but well worth it when in Northwich or the surrounding area.

Winner of the 2019 award ‘Experience of the Year’ – the Anderton Boat lift has the nickname of Cathedral of the Canals due to its architectural nature and structure.  You can take a lift right to the top (if you dare!) and it is a true working boat lift that is maintained in such an amazingly dedicated way that anyone who is a fan of boating, canals, history, engineering and much more will truly appreciate.

Anderton Boat Lift Northwich

You can also visit the Lion Salt Works in Martson  really start to understand how the area around Northwich grew over the centuries from mining and other industries.  Part of West Cheshire Museums, the Lion Salt Works opened in 2015 after an extensive project build/renovation.

The multi award winning tourist attraction and important historical site is another favourite of our guests and was originally looked after by the Lion Salt Works Trust and partnered in the reopening of the Salt Works.  With amenities for all visitors, take a look at their website for more information to plan your visit to this and other nearby attractions.

Lion Salt Works Northwich

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Here is a short FAQ about Northwich:

How far is Northwich from Chester?

Chester is just a 35 minute (easy) drive away from Northwich and about 20 miles.

How far is Liverpool from Northwich?

Liverpool is approximately a 50 minute drive to Northwich and about 30 miles.

How far is Manchester from Northwich?

Manchester is approximately a 25 miles and 45 minute drive.

Does Northwich have a train station?

Yes. Northwich train station is located at the post code CW9 5RW.

What is Northwich famous for?

Primally, Northwich is famous for the salt which has be mined in Northwich since Roman times.

What are the top 5 things to do in and around Northwich?

According to a popular review site, these would be the Lion Salt Works, Anderton Boat Lift, Delamere Forest, Marbury Country Park and Arley Gardens.

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