Frodsham Tourist Information

The small market town of Frodsham lies just to the west of the River Weaver, overlooking Mersey Estuary.

An ancient settlement, Frodsham was established by the Saxons and was later mentioned in the Domesday Book. In the 13th century Frodsham became an important borough and port under the ownership of the Earls of Chester.

Because of its location, at the confluence of the River Weaver and River Mersey, the town grew to be a significant port in the coast trade.

Frodsham was particularly important for the export of salt, which was transported down river from Nantwich and Northwich. In 1894 the Manchester Ship Canal was opened through Frodsham.

Today the lively market town has a thriving economy, with a busy Thursday Market. It is home to an arts centre, with an interesting clock set into the building.

Dominating the town is Frodsham Hill, a clear landmark on the Cheshire Plain. This offers good views over the Mersey Estuary and is popular with walkers.

Tourist Attractions in and near Frodsham to Visit

Castles

Castles

Halton Castle 3.0 miles One of two surviving Norman castles in the county.

Gardens

Gardens

Walton Hall Gardens 6.6 miles A lovely place to visit with quite a few things to do.

Art Galleries

Art Galleries

Castle Park Arts Centre This gallery holds a series of regular exhibitions.

Historic Houses

Historic Houses

Norton Priory 3.8 miles A lovely ruined priory to visit.

Museums

Museums

Catalyst Museum 4.2 miles A good place to find out about science.

Outdoors

Out & About

Spike Island 4.3 miles For walks in the countryside in a number of different habitats.

Venues

Theatres, Cinemas and Venues

Brindley Theatre and Arts Centre 3.4 miles An award-winning arts centre, ideal for a night out.

Towns Near Frodsham To Visit - straight line distance:

Runcorn (3.50 miles) Daresbury (4.83 miles) Widnes (5.24 miles) Ellesmere Port (7.42 miles)
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How to get to Frodsham
Frodsham, south of Runcorn, Junction 12 M56.
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