Day Trips

Day Trips - Macclesfield Minibus

Taking a day trip with family and friends can be a relaxing experience when you make use of Macclesfield Minibus hire to check out the town of Runcorn. With a name meaning wide bay or creek, Runcorn is an industrial town located in the district of Halton, Cheshire in the northwest of England. The town has a long history which dates back to the first century when Aethelflaed, the ruler of Mercia, constructed fortifications at Runcorn to protect her kingdom from Viking attacks.

The town today consists of two distinct sectors: the 'old' and the 'new' town. The old town saw its height of prosperity during the Industrial Revolution, while the new town has only been in existence since the 1960s when it was created to house the over-spill of residents from neighbouring Liverpool.

The town's most notable tourist attraction is probably the remains of Norton Priory, which was originally founded in 1115 by the second Baron of Halton and later in 1134 moved from Runcorn to Norton. The Priory is now a museum and visitor centre housed in pleasant gardens rich in flora and fauna. If something livelier is your thing, then take a trip to the Runcorn Ski & Snowboard Centre, where a 90-metre dry ski slope is available for thrill seekers.

While Runcorn is by no means among England's most popular tourist cities, its proximity to both Liverpool and Warrington makes it a good place to take a quiet break while still being within driving distance of more varied attractions and interests. Liverpool is another great place that can be reached in comfort and style with Macclesfield Minibus hire, and the city offers stunning architecture, a historic dockland area, the legacy of the Beatles and of course the world famous Liverpool FC, based at Anfield football ground.