Directions


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From South

M6 to J20 (spend your money and use the M6 Toll to bypass Birmingham) then take the M56 westbound (signed Chester).

Leave at the M56 at Junction 12 and follow the signs for Liverpool/Widnes (A557) until you get to the Widnes Runcorn Bridge.  Once on the bridge move into the left-hand lane and take the first exit (still on the bridge approach, there are signs) then as you start to go back under the road indicate left, turning immediately under the bridge. Turn right at the mini roundabout and right again at the next one (400m) into Waterloo Rd and after about another 400m turn left down Mersey Rd. A Com O Date is on the right opposite a large Car park, Spike Island and the Catalyst Centre.

From Liverpool

Make your way to the end of the M57 then drive south keeping straight on at the end of the motorway when it becomes the A5300. This will take you to the A562 Speke Road. Turn left towards Widnes, then take the Widnes exit. Turn left at the bottom of the slip road, then right at the roundabout (only 25m) on to Ashley Way (A562). At the next traffic lights turn right down Victoria Rd, then straight ahead at the mini-roundabout and after about 400m turn left down Mersey Rd. A Com O Date is on the right opposite a large Car park, Spike Island and the Catalyst Centre.

From Chester/Wales

Take the A55, from coastal wales or from say Wrexham use the A483 towards Chester until you reach the A55.

In all cases then follow the A55 round Chester (signed M53). This then becomes the M53, so keep straight on until you reach J11(M56). Take the M56 eastbound (Signed Warrington/Manchester).

Leave at Junction 12 and follow the signs for Liverpool/Widnes (A557) until you get to the Widnes Runcorn Bridge.  Once on the bridge move into the left-hand lane and take the first exit (still on the bridge approach, there are signs) then as you start to go back under the road indicate left, turning immediately under the bridge. Turn right at the mini roundabout and right again at the next one (400m) into Waterloo Rd and after about another 400m turn left down Mersey Rd. A Com O Date is on the right opposite a large Car park, Spike Island and the Catalyst Centre.

South Warrington

Head for Stockton Heath centre then turn along Walton Rd (A56) towards Runcorn. Turn left onto the main A56 dual carriageway. At the first roundabout (Daresbury, you can see the tower) go right down the Expressway (A558) until you see the signs for Widnes. Keep in the middle lane, which veers left round a sharp curve to cross the Runcorn Bridge (A533). Once on the bridge move into the left-hand lane and take the first exit (still on the bridge approach, there are signs) then as you start to go back under the road indicate left, turning immediately under the bridge. Turn right at the mini roundabout and right again at the next one (400m) into Waterloo Rd and after about another 400m turn left down Mersey Rd. A Com O Date is on the right opposite a large Car park, Spike Island and the Catalyst Centre.

North Warrington

Follow the signs for Widnes (ie along Sankey Way). At the end of Sankey Way keep left following the signs to Widnes (A562 all the way) and keep going to the first roundabout. Go second left towards the power station. At the next roundabout go straight ahead, and at the next one. You will come to a junction where there are 4 lanes, and you need to turn left from lane number two. Once through all the lights move to the right-hand side of the road and continue to the 2nd set of lights. Turn left into Waterloo Rd then straight ahead at the mini-roundabout and after about 400m turn left down Mersey Rd. A Com O Date is on the right opposite a large Car park, Spike Island and the Catalyst Centre.

Manchester (North)

Make your way to the M62/M60 then travel anticlockwise to M60 J12. (When you have passed J13 move into the left-hand lane). At J12 keep left initially on the slip road, but then veer right (50m) as the slip road turns back underneath the motorway and heads West towards Liverpool as the M62.

Take J7 for Widnes and take the exit signed Widnes (A557) and follow the dual carriageway. Go straight on at the 1st group of traffic lights then move to the right hand side of the road (now A562 important this because if you keep left you will be irrevocably committed to going to Runcorn) and continue to the 3rd set of lights. Turn left into Waterloo Rd then straight ahead at the mini-roundabout and after about 400m turn left down Mersey Rd. A Com O Date is on the right opposite a large Car park, Spike Island and the Catalyst Centre.

By Bus

From Chester Bus Exchange you can get the Arriva 21 or the Arriva X30 via Dunham Hill, Helsby and Frodsham to Runcorn Shopping City (Halton Lea) North (both hourly, , Monday to Saturday all day). From Halton Lea North get the Halton Transport 62 to Widnes (every 20 minutes). Alight at Irwell St. Walk back towards the bridge, down the slope and through the underpass to Irwell St.

On Sunday buses there are no buses.

From Warrington - Wilderspool Causeway, Stockton Heath or Moore get the Halton Transport 62 (Monday-Saturday daytime, every hour). Takes 60 minutes!!  Alight at Irwell St, Walk back towards the bridge, down the slope and through the underpass to Irwell St.

If you live by Sankey Bridges, or in Penketh or Sankey get the Arriva 110 to Irwell St.

Alternatively, get the 110 (Arriva, goes to Runcorn, takes about 25 minutes, runs every 20 minutes Monday-Saturday daytime and every 30 minutes on Sunday and get off at Irwell St.

By Train

Take Merseyrail to Liverpool Lime Street.  Get any train to RUNCORN from Lime Street or any of the intermediate stations (Edge Hill, Mossley Hill, West Allerton, Allerton) then get any local bus back across the bridge (79C, 61, 82A, 62, 110 very frequent in the daytime including Sundays) one stop to Irwell St. Walk back towards the bridge, down the slope and through the underpass to Irwell St.

From London - Runcorn Station (NOT Runcorn East) is our nearest station and has trains to/from Euston approximately every 30 minutes on weekdays.  The journey usually takes a very swift 2h.

 

From Manchester, go to Manchester (Piccadilly or Oxford Road) then take the train to Warrington (Central) About 20 minutes on a fast train. At this point you go out of the station, back under the train bridge, across the road to the bus station to the bus station. Ask for the 110 (Arriva, goes to Runcorn, takes about 25 minutes, runs every 20 minutes Monday-Saturday daytime and every 30 minutes on Sunday and get off at Irwell St.

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