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Our thriving town sits alongside the River Mersey. The Romans first founded it as an important trade town and it has established itself as a bustling place to live and work.

In 2017 it claimed second place on Channel 4’s UK’s Best Place to Live, offering high quality of life and good prospects for the future.

Location

Located in the North West, Warrington has been welcoming visitors for over 2000 years. Cities Chester, Liverpool and Manchester can be easily accessed from nearby motorways and fast frequent rail links, putting it in an ideal position to enjoy the North West of England.

History

A number of notable historical moments have shaped Warrington into the vibrant town it is today. During the Second World War, RAF Burtonwood served as the largest airfield in Europe – playing a crucial role in how the war developed. 

Did you know that Warrington has been a place of academic discovery for centuries? In 1774, chemist and theorist Joseph Priestly discovered oxygen in this very town.

Warrington Town Hall

Sport central

If you like sport, you’ll love Warrington.

Home to one of the best teams in rugby league, Warrington Wolves R.L.F.C, you’re guaranteed a great night of sport at the Halliwell Jones Stadium. The town really comes to life on match day. Supporters love getting behind their local team, and you’ll instantly be swept up by the atmosphere and excitement of the game.

What’s more, with the cutting edge training facility for Warrington Wolves located on campus, you can witness the training of England’s premier Super League sides outside of your lectures.

Outside of rugby league, there’s also football, cricket, handball, cycling and much more to keep you entertained.

Warrington Wolves

Cultural Curiosity

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 its celebrating the Bavarian way at the popular Oktoberfest, or joining the local community for the Woolston Show or Walking Day 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.

Things are set to get even better in 2019, with Warrington opening a £5 million Heritage Hub to celebrate the town’s unique history and rich culture.

Look out for the sculpture of the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at the Golden Square Shopping Centre – a fitting tribute to the author of Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll, who lived locally.

Warrington Museum

The Sound of Warrington

At the heart of Warrington’s Cultural Quarter live two of the North West’s leading arts and entertainment venues, Parr Hall and the Pyramid Arts Centre. In the past, acts including The Stone Roses, The Arctic Monkeys and The Courteeners have taken to the stage. They also host popular comedy nights, live music and theatre, and alternative film screenings.

Warrington is also home to the award-winning Creamfields dance festival which in the past, has seen performances from Avicii, Chase & Status, Tiësto and the like.

The Warrington Music Festival (WAM) is a great event if you’re interested in discovering new music from up-and-coming artists in the area.

A short bus journey from the Warrington Campus will take you to the hub of a number of popular student haunts. Listen to live music at Warrington’s longest established indie venue, Friars Court, have a quite drink in one of the town’s many bars or pubs, or dance until the early hours in Reflex and Babylon.

Local Attractions

From 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.

Home to a host of shopping centres and retail parks, the town is also great for a spot of retail therapy. The Golden Square shopping centre has an impressive collection of over 100 high street favourites, boutiques, cafes and restaurants.

Golden Square

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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