Local Area

We’ve rounded up the best places to visit whilst staying at the hotel. From local places of historical interest to action packed adventure days – there’s so much to do within 30 mins drive of the hotel.


Spike Island

Spike Island is an artificial island between the River Mersey and the Sankey Canal, created when the canal was extended in 1833.  It was once at the centre of the British chemical industry but is now a tranquil wildlife haven and home to a large and ever-increasing swan population.  The footpaths around the island form part of the Trans Pennine Trail, ideal for walking or biking. 



Catalyst Museum

An interactive science and discovery museum offering great learning opportunities about the chemical industry.


Mersey Road, Widnes, Cheshire WA8 0DF



Liverpool Museums

Liverpool is home to countless museums and art galleries – from local history, maritime history and, of course, being the hometown of The Beatles. 





Mersey Valley Golf & Country Club

This well-renowned and challenging 18-hole course is gently undulating with no hills or gradients, perfect for golfers of all ages and abilities, and sensitively designed with thousands of trees and wildlife habitats created.


Warrington Road, Bold Heath, Widnes WA8 3XL




Speke Hall

A green oasis with a rare Tudor house at its heart, surrounded by beautiful gardens, woodland and glorious views over the River Mersey. Dating from 1530, Speke Hall houses a collection of over 200 pieces of ancient carved oak furniture and early examples of William Morris wallpapers.


The Walk, Speke, Liverpool L24 1XD



Norton Priory Museum & Gardens

One of Cheshire's hidden gems, Norton Priory Museum & Gardens has plenty of things to see and do.  Spanning 900 years, it's the most excavated monastic site in Europe. The museum is home to thousands of objects from Tudor shoes to the incredible medieval statue of St Christopher.


Norton Priory Museum & Gardens
Tudor Road
Manor Park


Walton Hall and Gardens

The former home and gardens of Lord and Lady Daresbury, Walton Home and Gardens is a popular destination, set within acres of tranquil and idyllic parkland.


Walton Hall and Gardens,
Walton Lea Road,
Higher Walton,