Warrington is a town on the River Mersey. Textile and tool production are the reasons for the popularity of this town from the Roman times. This has also emerged as a market town on the river. Textile, brewing, chemical industries and tanning are some of the industries which have developed in this region.
The town is famous for a large number of festivals that take place throughout the year. These are very important and have been contributing for the tourism in this town. Some of the festivals include Croft Carnival, Westy Carnival, Winwick Carnival, Penketh Carnival, Howley Carnival, Glazebury Gala, Thelwall Rose Queen and many more such festivals. Apart from this, the huge number of landmarks lead to a steady inflow of tourists in this town from all over the country and also from abroad. Warrington Town Hall, the Academy, Holy Trinity Church, Warrington Museum and art gallery, Parr Hall, Halliwell Jones Stadium, St. Oswald’s Church, the Barley Mow and many more contribute to the rise of tourism in this town.
Apart from a number of primary schools and private schools, the town has two colleges namely Warrington Collegiate and Priestley Sixth Form and Community College. The University of Chester has a campus located in Padgate and the people of this town can go there for further education.
Football, basketball, speedway racing, rugby, rowing and athletics are some of the important games that the people engage in this town. Rowing in Warrington has a long history of about two hundred years.