The small market town of Frodsham lies just to the west of the River Weaver, overlooking Mersey Estuary.
An ancient settlement, Frodsham was established by the Saxons and was later mentioned in the Domesday Book. In the 13th century Frodsham became an important borough and port under the ownership of the Earls of Chester.
Because of its location, at the confluence of the River Weaver and River Mersey, the town grew to be a significant port in the coast trade.
Frodsham was particularly important for the export of salt, which was transported down river from Nantwich and Northwich. In 1894 the Manchester Ship Canal was opened through Frodsham.
Today the lively market town has a thriving economy, with a busy Thursday Market. It is home to an arts centre, with an interesting clock set into the building.
Dominating the town is Frodsham Hill, a clear landmark on the Cheshire Plain. This offers good views over the Mersey Estuary and is popular with walkers.
Towns Near Frodsham To Visit - straight line distance:Runcorn (3.50 miles) Daresbury (4.83 miles) Widnes (5.24 miles) Ellesmere Port (7.42 miles)