Welcome to Frodsham

Welcome to Frodsham

A Good Time at Frodsham

A Good Time at Frodsham

Start of the Sandstone Trail

Start of the Sandstone Trail

  • Set in Beautiful Parkland  
    Castle Park Arts Centre 

    Visit the historic town of Frodsham and enjoy three galleries, craft units, coffee shop ....

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  • Pantomime: Beauty & the Beast 
    Grange Theatre 
    10th December 2016 - 1st January 2017 

    Northwich's most spectacular pantomime ever brought to you in association with Strictly Productions ....

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  • 200,000 reasons to make a visit 
    Warrington Museum & Art Gallery 

    Natural sciences, antiquities, social history, decorative arts and an extensive local photographic archive ....

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  • Festive Santa Cruises 
    Anderton Boat Lift 
    3rd December 2016 - 4th December 2016 

    On the weekends in December prior to Christmas come and join Santa and his festive crew on a jolly cruise along the River Weaver Navigation ....

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  • Santa is Out and About in the Moss Farm and Winnington  
    4th December 2016 

    Come and see Santa.  He is out and about tonight in the Moss Farm and Winnington areas of Northwich ....

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  • Bouncers 
    Harlequin Theatre 
    7th December 2016 - 10th December 2016 

    The Harleqiun Players present Bouncers ....

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Frodsham

In Medieval times, Frodsham was a busy port exporting salt to Liverpool and beyond.

Later the River Weaver was canalised becoming navigable up to Winsford, and the Manchester Ship Canal was constructed.

The castle was destroyed in the Civil War and a building on the site is now the Castle Arts Centre.

A former owner, Edward Abbot Wright, once missed a train because the stable clock was slow and he ordered that in future it should be kept 3 minutes fast. 100 years later it is still checked each day to make sure that it is! The arts centre now provides exhibition and workshop spaces, a cafe and craft units.

Main Street is the chief thoroughfare. It is wide and tree-lined and has a number of 17th-century buildings including the Bears Paw, an old coaching inn that has retained original features such as an old oven, low ceilings and beams. There is even a cut through in the wall showing a piece of wattle and daub walling.

Stride out along the Sandstone Trail, which starts in Frodsham, and sample some of the finest walking in Cheshire. Follow the ridge of sandstone that rises dramatically from the Cheshire plain and enjoy this invigorating walk at any time of year.

Frodsham has a popular Street Market on a Thursday along Main Street - where you will find small attractive shops.

Close by is Catton Hall which is one of the North West's premier outdoor activities venues.  Activities include Clay Pigeon Shooting, Archery, Air Rifling, Paintball, Quad Biking, and Falconry.

Cheshire Best Kept Stations is supported by Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire East, Cheshire Crimebeat, Northern Rail, Vigin Trains and Network Rail