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There’s a huge variety of things to see and do in this thriving town, and its convenient location in the North West provides excellent transport links to Manchester and Liverpool.

Shopping

Opening in 2020, the £142 million Time Square leisure development will boast a state-of-the-art cinema, market hall, restaurants, shops and a new public square. The Golden Square shopping centre has an impressive collection of over 100 high street favourites, boutiques, cafés and restaurants.

Golden Square

Nightlife and Music

A short bus journey from the Warrington Campus will take you to the hub of a number of popular student haunts. Whether you’re listening to live music at Warrington’s longest established indie venue, Friars Court, having a quiet drink in one of the town’s many bars or pubs, or dancing until the early hours in Reflex and Babylon, there is an array of venues to choose from. The town centre has a wide selection of clubs, pubs and bars to suit all tastes, ranging from the hip and trendy to the traditional tavern. Whether you’re into house, hip hop, indie or rock you’ll find somewhere you’ll love.

For a night out with a difference, head over to Warrington’s unique Cultural Quarter. Here you’ll find Pyramid and Parr Hall; a centre for arts and a leading theatre venue that plays host to popular comedy nights, live music and theatre, and alternative film screenings.

Eating Out

Warrington has a wide variety of restaurants, pubs and food stands to suit every taste and budget, from major chains to independent coffee shops. And, if that isn’t enough, Stockton Heath, a local suburb of Warrington, is bustling with modern bars and alternative dining venues.

Warrington Wolves

With the Halliwell Jones Stadium on your doorstep, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to watch rugby league matches and show your support for the Warrington Wolves. What’s more, with the cutting edge training facility for Warrington Wolves located on campus, this will allow you to witness the training of England’s premier Super League sides outside of your lectures.

Warrington Wolves

Local Attractions

From sporting events at the Halliwell Jones Stadium, cultural visits to the Warrington Museum and Art Gallery, laps around the UK’s largest indoor karting circuit, or having fun at the indoor trampoline park Jump Warehouse, there are a variety of attractions for you to enjoy in and around Warrington.

Warrington Museum

Festivals and Events

Throughout the year Warrington hosts an impressive line-up of alternative festivals and events, giving you plenty of opportunities to make unforgettable memories with your new friends. Whether you’re listening to local bands and guest artists at the town’s annual Music festival, or celebrating the Bavarian way at the popular Oktoberfest, there’s a lot to look forward to during your time at Warrington.

If you’re interested in an event that combines music, sport, culture and entertainment, you might want to head to the month long Warrington Festival. The annual Neighbourhood Weekender has seen artists and bands such as George Ezra, Jake Bugg, The Vaccines and You Me At Six play, and it also hosts the award-winning dance festival, Creamfields, which regularly attracts acts such as deadmau5, Chemical Brothers, Fatboy Slim, Sigma and Tiësto.

History

Discover the rich and varied history in and around Warrington by exploring local attractions. Warrington has a rich historical past, from a Roman settlement, a Market Town, to a centre of steel, it has played a significant role in history from medieval times to World War II.

Warrington Town Hall

Warrington Student Guide

For more information about what student life is like in Warrington, download this student guide. This guide is written by Warrington Campus students and covers a broad range of things from how to get around the town, where to eat out, shop and play.

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