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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  • Mad Hatters Tea Party 
    Davenports Farm Shop & Tea Rooms 
    28th August 2016 

    Why not Book a Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea and have a wacky experience at Davenports Tea Room ....

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  • Polly's Piglets Activity Trail 
    Blakemere Village 
    9th July 2016 - 4th September 2016 

    Join in this fun trail to find Polly's Piglets and complete activities along the way ....

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  • Saltscape Conservation Day 
    1st August 2016 

    Come along and volunteer your time and learn how to remove the invasive species Ragwort with Saltscape ....

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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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  • Summer Music Festival 
    Anderton Boat Lift 
    12th August 2016 - 20th August 2016 

    For its second Summer ‘Lift Off’ concerts, the exciting musical line-up at the Boat Lift will feature headline act ‘Rule the World’ ....

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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