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Marbury Country Park

Marbury Country Park

2.03km from Lion Salt Works

Marbury Country Park is a country park in Cheshire, England. It lies in the heart of Northwich Community Woodlands, an integral part of the Mersey Forest. You can wander along the mere with splendid views over the water to the church at Great Budworth, or explore the arboretum and community orchard. Children will enjoy the play area, close to the picnic area.

Anderton Boat Lift Visitor Centre

Anderton Boat Lift Visitor Centre

2.3km from Lion Salt Works

The Anderton Boat Lift is a two caisson lift lock near the village of Anderton, Cheshire, in North West England. It provides a 50-foot (15.2 m) vertical link between two navigable waterways: the River Weaver and the Trent and Mersey Canal. The structure is designated as a scheduled monument, and is included in the National Heritage List for England. It is one of only two working boat lifts in the United Kingdom; the other is the Falkirk Wheel in Scotland.

Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse

Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse

2.66km from Lion Salt Works

Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse is the place to go to learn about the history of Northwich and West Cheshire. It has a large collection covering the archaeology, architecture, and industries of Cheshire from prehistory to the present. Permanent displays include a Victorian workhouse schoolroom and the Board of Guardians boardroom.

Arley Hall & Gardens

Arley Hall & Gardens

5.4km from Lion Salt Works

Arley Hall is a country house in the village of Arley, Cheshire, England. It is home to the owner, Viscount Ashbrook, and his family. The gardens at Arley Hall are set in scenic Cheshire countryside near Northwich, they originally date from 1743 when a walled garden was built and large pleasure gardens were laid out.

Trent and Mersey Canal

Trent and Mersey Canal

7.52km from Lion Salt Works

The Trent & Mersey Canal was the country’s first long-distance canal. It is full of interesting features, which reflect its history. These include the Harecastle Tunnel, the lengthy lock flight known as ‘Heartbreak Hill’, and the traditional canal town of Shardlow. It is a "narrow canal" for the vast majority of its length, but at the extremities to the east of Burton upon Trent and north of Middlewich, it is a wide canal.

Blakemere Village

Blakemere Village

8.87km from Lion Salt Works

Blakemere Village is home to a unique collective of independent shops and activities, including segway and award-winning Birds of Prey experiences, a craft workshop, children’s trails, plus food and drink outlets, all set in the heart of Cheshire. Take a stroll through the nearby woodlands, enjoy the free outdoor adventure playpark or choose many daily activities including segway or the awe-inspiring Birds of Prey experiences.

Tatton Park

Tatton Park

9.35km from Lion Salt Works

Tatton Park is one of the UK's most complete historic estates. A historical estate with a neo-classical mansion, 50 acres of landscaped Gardens, 1000 acres of deer park, a rare breed farm and medieval Old Hall. It is a popular visitor attraction and hosts over a hundred events annually. The estate is owned by the National Trust, who administers it jointly with Cheshire East Council. Since 1999, it has hosted North West England's annual Royal Horticultural Society flower show.

Shropshire Union Canal

Shropshire Union Canal

10.57km from Lion Salt Works

The Shropshire Union Canal is a charmingly rural and isolated waterway for much of its length. With stretches where there are no towns for miles. It runs from the edge of urban Wolverhampton through some of the most underpopulated areas of England to the River Mersey at Ellesmere Port, about sixty miles in all and taking a fairly leisurely four days to cruise.

Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden

Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden

10.72km from Lion Salt Works

Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden was built in the 1830s by Thomas Parr. It comprises of a kitchen garden, pleasure ground, and renovated Victorian garden. Its facilities include a cafe, toilets, and free access and it is a popular attraction in Warrington.

Lymm Dam

Lymm Dam

11.37km from Lion Salt Works

Lymm Dam is a wonderful big water experience set in beautiful surroundings. Depths of the water range from 30ft to 6ft from which, with skill, you will experience superb angling. It is also an area of great beauty and tranquillity. Its woodlands and meadows are teeming with wildlife.

Walton Hall and Gardens

Walton Hall and Gardens

11.91km from Lion Salt Works

Walton Hall and Gardens welcomes you to the former home and gardens of Lord and Lady Daresbury and Warrington's premier destination. The hall and its surrounding garden and grounds are owned and administered by Warrington Borough Council. You can explore the beautifully maintained gardens, playing a round of adventure golf or relaxing with a coffee in the Heritage Café, It’s the ideal family destination with something for everyone.

Bridgewater Canal

Bridgewater Canal

11.96km from Lion Salt Works

The Bridgewater Canal is a 65km canal stretching from Runcorn to Leigh and is owned and operated by the Peel Group. It is sometimes described as England’s first canal and has a special place in history as the first canal in Britain to be built without following an existing watercourse, and so became a model for those that followed it.

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

13.21km from Lion Salt Works

Jodrell Bank Observatory lies 20 miles south of Manchester on the A535 between Junctions 17 and 18 of the M6 motorway. Jodrell Bank Observatory lies 20 miles south of Manchester on the A535 between Junctions 17 and 18 of the M6 motorway. The Discovery Centre is home to the iconic Lovell Telescope, built-in 1957 by Sir Bernard Lovell, the world's first fully steerable radio telescope which pioneered developments in radio astronomy.

National Trust - Dunham Massey

National Trust - Dunham Massey

13.51km from Lion Salt Works

Dunham Massey is an Elizabethan house which was extensively remodelled by John Norris in 1732-40 for the 2nd Earl of Warrington. the Garden at Dunham Massey is a great plantsman's garden with interesting historic features such as the Orangery, Pump House, Victorian Bark House and the remains of an Elizabethan Mount. The stately home was designated a Grade One listed-building on 5 March 1959.

Dunham Massey Park

Dunham Massey Park

13.53km from Lion Salt Works

Dunham Massey’s deer park covers an area of 192.7 acres and features formal avenues, woodland, and parkland. Its pasture-woodland is occupied by a herd of fallow deer that have been resident in the park for hundreds of years. The Gardens at Dunham Massey are home to historic features such as an Orangery, Pump House, Victorian Bark House, and the remains of an Elizabethan Mount. Snowdrops, daffodils, and bluebells provide an ever-changing landscape of colors and scents.

Delamere Forest

Delamere Forest

13.71km from Lion Salt Works

Delamere Forest or Delamere Forest Park is a wood in the Cheshire West and Chester area of Cheshire, England, near the town of Frodsham. It includes 972 hectares (2,400 acres) of mixed deciduous and evergreen woodland, making it the largest area of woodland in Cheshire. The name means "forest of the lakes".

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

14.08km from Lion Salt Works

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery is on Bold Street in the Cultural Quarter of Warrington in a Grade II listed building that it shares with the town's Central Library. It holds approximately 300 oil paintings. Although the majority are nineteenth-century works and relate to Warrington and the surrounding area, others are undoubtedly of national significance.

Norton Priory Museum & Gardens

Norton Priory Museum & Gardens

14.37km from Lion Salt Works

Norton Priory Museum & Gardens is one of Cheshire's hidden gems. Once home to a medieval church, this is the most excavated monastic site in Europe. Visitors can explore the 12th century undercroft with beautiful vaulted ceiling and the priory ruins showing the layout of the medieval buildings. The museum displays thousands of objects discovered at the site, which tell the 900 year history from priory to mansion house and the stories of the people who lived here.

Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre

Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre

14.38km from Lion Salt Works

Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre is the only Shire Horse stud farm in the UK open to the public, with up to 30 shires to see during the stud season. As well as the fabulous Shire horses there is a selection of British animals and birdlife both wild and domesticated including rare breeds.

Gulliver's World Theme Park

Gulliver's World Theme Park

16.6km from Lion Salt Works

Gulliver's World children's theme park resort in Warrington, Cheshire is specially designed for families and children aged between the years of 2 and 13. The largest of the three Gulliver’s parks to date, spanning 80 acres. It is located midway between the cities of Manchester and Liverpool and also features a Splash Zone mini indoor waterpark, Blast Arena, and the first Gulliver’s Hotel.

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Lion Salt Works

Lion Salt Works

Ollershaw Ln, Marston, Northwich CW9 6ES, UK

A fascinating and fresh insight into the story of salt, brought to life with fun, interactive, and imaginative educational exhibits. Enjoy the 'subsiding house' and the thrill of theatrical lighting, sound, and film evoking the giant clouds of steam once produced by the site's huge salt-boiling pans. An exhibition in the former works office provides visitors with a brief survey of the history and workings of the plant which was closed down in 1986.