The village of Daresbury, a few miles east of Runcorn, was the birthplace of Lewis Carroll (1832 - 98). The son of an Anglian priest, Lewis Carroll (real name Charles Dodgson) spent the first ten years of his life in this rural part of Cheshire.
One of his most famous characters, Cheshire Cat, appears in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. All Saints Church, in Daresbury's centre, has a delightful stained glass window dedicated to the writer.
The village, for some tourists, has become a place of pilgrimage because of its association with Carroll.
Another feature of Daresbury is the tower of the CCLRC Daresbury Laboratory. A major government research centre, CCLRC has a large particle accelerator known as the Synchroton Radiation Source.
Towns Near Daresbury To Visit - straight line distance:Warrington (3.66 miles) Runcorn (4.17 miles) Widnes (4.28 miles) Frodsham (4.83 miles)