New Homes in Halton

 

Welcome to Halton

Whether you’re exploring the countryside, visiting museums or enjoying some retail therapy in neighbouring Lancaster, there’s plenty to keep you entertained in and around village of Halton. Located in Lancashire along the River Lune, a new home in Halton could just be the right choice for your family’s next move. Notably Runcorn is located in Halton.

A quick history

Halton dates back to Anglo-Saxon times, while the village was later home to a Norman motte and bailey castle, which was abandoned in the 12th century as Lancaster became more and more prominent. Over the centuries the local area became industrialised, with cotton mills along the river, and a blast furnace used to produce pig iron. The area was connected to the North Western Railway in the mid 19th century, but the railway line closed in the 1960s.

Business and industry

Located on the edge of Lancaster, Halton is close to a number of big employers including the NHS at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary, the University of Cumbria, and Lancaster University, while other major employers in the wider area include Lancashire County Council, Booths and James Hall & Co in Preston, and BAE Systems at Samlesbury Aerodrome.

Things to do in the area

If you’re moving to Halton with a family in tow, there are lots of great kid-friendly places of interest in and around the village including The Centre@Halton, Halton Park, Quernmore Park and the beach at Morecambe.

Lancaster is only a short drive away from Halton, so your home is close to city centre attractions including Lancaster Castle, Lancaster City Museum, Marketgate Shopping Centre and Lancaster Maritime Museum. Other places worth visiting in the city include Williamson Park, Ashton Memorial and The Grand Theatre.

Travel and commuting

The village of Halton is 15 minutes from the centre of Lancaster by car or bus, while the journey from Morecambe takes just 10 minutes depending on traffic. You can get to Halton in 35 minutes from Preston, 25 minutes from Kendal and just over one hour from Manchester. For journeys to London, the train from Lancaster takes just two hours 30 minutes on the fast Virgin service.

When you want to go on holiday, Blackpool International Airport is under one hour away from Halton by car, while there’s a bigger choice of flights from Manchester Airport, which can be reached in one hour 15 minutes.