Location Map of Ellesmere Port
The industrial town of Ellesmere Port developed at the canal basin formed where the Ellesmere Canal (now part of the Shropshire Union Canal) joined the Manchester Ship Canal.
Here goods were transferred from narrowboats to sea-going vessels. Some of the remaining port buildings house a popular attraction - the Boat Museum.
Today Ellesmere Port is dominated by the Shell refinery at Stanlow, one of the largest oil refineries in the UK. Ellesmere Port's largest employer however is Vauxhall Motors, which has been producing cars in the town since the 1960's.
The traffic-free town centre has a shopping mall, known as the Port Arcades, and a busy market. The McArther Glen Cheshire Oaks shopping outlet village is also located here.
Ellesmere Port has good transport links, lying at the interchange of the M56 and M53 motorways, and has a frequent railway service to Liverpool.
A highlight of Ellesmere Port is the Boat Museum, which opened in 1976 in the town's historic port complex, part of the National Waterways Museum.
Another popular tourist attraction, especially with children, is the award-winning Blue Planet Aquarium.Ellesmere Port has a Tourist Information Centre
Boat Museum South Pier Road, Ellesmere Port CH65 4FW
illustrates the importance of waterbourne trade. Visitors can also experience what life was like aboard the world's largest collection of river and canal craft Boat Museum information
Blue Planet Aquarium Kinsey Road, Ellesmere Port CH65 9LF
UK's largest aquarium attraction with two floors of interactive displays and exhibits.10 different types of shark, including the famous sand tiger sharks, and one of the longest aquatunnels in the world.with moving walkway. Blue Planet Aquarium information
|Berwick Road/Welsh Road Little Sutton Ellesmere Port CH66 4PS MAP
In the beautiful county of Cheshire, a few minutes' drive from junction 5 of the M53, the hotel has good facilities including a leisure club with heated pool.
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