Runcorn Tourism

Runcorn is an industrial town and cargo port in Cheshire, England, located within the Borough of Halton. In 2010, Runcorn's population was recorded to be 61,000. In May 2014, it became a member of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority. The town is on the southern bank of the River Mersey, where the estuary narrows to form the Runcorn Gap. Directly to the north across the River Mersey is the town of Widnes. Upstream and 8 miles (12.9 km) to the northeast is the town of Warrington, and downstream 16 miles (26 km) to the west is the city of Liverpool. Runcorn railway station is on a branch of the West Coast Main Line and provides frequent services to the Liverpool Lime Street, Birmingham New Street, and London Euston stations. The A533 road passes through the town from the south, crossing the Runcorn Gap over the Silver Jubilee Bridge, the lowest bridge crossing of the River Mersey. The Manchester Ship Canal runs alongside the Runcorn bank of the River Mersey; the Bridgewater Canal terminates in the canal basin in the town centre, as the staircase of locks leading down to the ship canal was filled in many decades ago. Runcorn was a small, isolated village until the Industrial Revolution. It was a health resort in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Towards the end of the 18th century, a port began to develop on the south bank of the River Mersey. During the 19th century, industries developed the manufacture of soap and alkali, quarrying, shipbuilding, engineering, and tanning. In the early 20th century, the prime industries were chemicals and tanning. The original village has grown to include what were outlying villages. Except for chemicals, all of the old industries have disappeared and there has been diversification, in particular because of the close links to the motorway system and the development of warehousing and distribution centres. A new town was built to the east of the existing town in the 1960s and 1970s, and areas of private housing have been established farther to the east; this has resulted in the population more than doubling from around 26,000 to its present level of 70,000.

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If you are looking for travel information of Runcorn in United Kingdom, you've come to the right place. Runcorn is located at a short trip away from Manchester a major city in United Kingdom. Take a short trip from Runcorn and set some time aside to explore the Manchester. Dotted with places like Museum Of Science And Industry, The Lowry, The Village; it will definitely be a good idea. Get in the character of the city, this city requires at least of 1 to 2 number of days of exploration.

Don't just take a trip, let the trip take you! Have a enjoyable time at Runcorn.

  • Know the pollution level of Runcorn before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 23.21 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 19.74 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 40 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 52.5 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 32.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 19.79 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 22.37 (Low)
  • How safe is Runcorn for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Runcorn.

    • Burglary and Theft 45.59 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 36.47 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 43.24 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 30.36 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 38.69 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 41.96 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 37.94 (Low)
    • Drug offense 67.06 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 77.65 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 53.82 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 42.65 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 24.41 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 54.71 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Runcorn is 185.42 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 56.18 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 90.87 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 28.55 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 34.11 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 60.51 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 88.93 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 10.03 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 109.06 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Runcorn

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.16 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.27 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 34.06 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 76.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 60.96 USD

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