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

  • A Great Family Day Out in Cheshire 
    National Waterways Museum 

    Extensive in-door displays, boat trips and historic buildings where time slows down and history comes to life ....

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  • Northwich Business Networking 
    Blue Cap 
    19th August 2014 - 11th August 2015 

    Join Northwich BNI and other Local Businesses to help build your business locally ...

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  • Nature Tots Forest School 
    Northwich Woodlands 
    21st April 2015 - 21st July 2015 

    Encouraging young children to explore nature and the environment in a creative way ....

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  • Mammal Weekend 
    Marshall's Arm Local Nature Reserve 
    4th September 2015 - 5th September 2015 

    Bat Walk & Mammal Release in Marshall’s Arm Local Nature Reserve ....

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  • Exhibition: Distant Horizons 
    ArtWork Studios & Gallery 
    4th June 2015 - 29th August 2015 

    A collection of coastal landscapes by Cheshire Artist, Chris Howard ....

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  • Northwich Independent Retailers Association Meeting 
    Kanya Café Bar & Bistro 
    10th July 2015 - 31st July 2015 

    Managers and Owners of Northwich Shops, Cafes and businesses are welcome to join NIRA to discuss what's going on in Northwich...

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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, Visit Chester and Cheshire, Northern Rail, Vigin Trains and Roberts Bakery