Runcorn is an industrial town and cargo port in Halton, Cheshire, England, located on the southern bank of the River Mersey. It is located approximately 16 miles (26 kilometers) east of Liverpool and 19 miles (31 kilometers) west of Manchester. Runcorn is known for its historical significance and industrial heritage.
The town has a diverse industrial base, including chemical manufacturing, shipbuilding, and engineering. Runcorn’s location on the River Mersey has historically made it an important transportation hub for goods and people.
One of the prominent landmarks in Runcorn is the Silver Jubilee Bridge, a major crossing over the River Mersey connecting Runcorn to Widnes. There is also the Mersey Gateway Bridge, a cable-stayed bridge that opened in 2017, providing an additional crossing over the river.
Runcorn is served by several railway stations, making it accessible to commuters and travelers. The town has a mix of residential areas, shopping centers, and recreational facilities. Additionally, Runcorn is close to the scenic Cheshire countryside, providing opportunities for outdoor activities and nature exploration.