New Homes in Widnes

Welcome to Widnes

Whether you’re exploring stately homes, shopping in nearby cities or taking the kids to the zoo, there’s something for everyone close to the town of Widnes. Located in Cheshire within easy reach of Liverpool, a new home in Widnes could be ideal if you’re on the lookout for good transport links and plenty of employment opportunities in the North West of England. 

A quick history

Little is known about Widnes in ancient times, but during the Roman era a road passed close to the town. By the 9th century following the Viking invasion, Widnes was one of the most southerly parts of England under Danish rule. 

The Sankey Canal was opened in the 18th century, followed by the railway line, creating the first railway dock in the world. The area flourished thanks to its good transport links and the thriving chemical industry in the local area. A new alkali-making process was invented, which led to the formation of the United Alkali Company.

Business and industry

Major employers in the areas surrounding Widnes include vinyl producer Inovyn Finance in Runcorn, Runcorn, Liverpool-based Shop Direct - home of Littlewoods and Very.co.uk - and Certas Energy UK in Warrington. Liverpool is also home to the Bibby Line Group, TJ Morris trading as Home Bargains, and retailer Matalan.

Things to do in the area

Widnes is a bustling town, with a regular market and a weekly flea market. There are lots of family-friendly places to explore nearby, including Spike Island Nature Reserve, Knowsley Safari Park and Chester Zoo, while the Catalyst Science Discovery Centre is only a short drive away.

Located within easy reach of Liverpool, Widnes is close to the city’s attractions including Albert Docks, Liverpool ONE shopping centre and The Beatles Story. Other places of interest close to the town include Jump Nation Runcorn, Runcorn Ski Centre and Widnes Golf Club, while Castle Park House and Gardens, Halton Miniature Railway and Silver Blades ice rink are also nearby.

Travel and commuting

Widnes has good commuter routes by road and rail, with the journey to Liverpool taking 30 minutes by train or 35. Warrington is only a 10 minute train journey from the town, or 20 minutes by car, while the journey to Manchester takes 30 minutes by train or 45 minutes by car.

When you want to go on holiday, Liverpool John Lennon Airport is only 20 minutes from Widnes, and Manchester Airport can be reached in 30 minutes, so there’s plenty of choice when it comes to your next overseas adventure. 

Lea View

Lea View

Village Street, Sandymoor, RUNCORN, HALTON, WA7 1XF

Richmond Place

Richmond Place

Moran Drive, Great Sankey, WARRINGTON, WA5 8HD

Winnington Village

Winnington Village

Western Way, Northwich, NORTHWICH, CHESHIRE, CW8 4EE

  • 4 bedroom homes
  • £264,995 to £339,995
Claremont Gardens

Claremont Gardens

Westminster Road, Liverpool, LIVERPOOL, MERSEYSIDE, L4 1AJ

H3337-Winnington Infrastructur
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H3337-Winnington Infrastructur

, Northwich

  • Coming soon
Haddington Park

Haddington Park

Nantwich Road, Tarporley, TARPORLEY, CHESHIRE, CW6 9UN

  • 4 and 5 bedroom homes
  • £369,995 to £699,995
Charlotte Place

Charlotte Place

Townfields Road, Winsford, WINSFORD, CHESHIRE, CW7 4AX

  • 3 and 4 bedroom homes
  • £222,995 to £329,995
Low Hill Gardens, Upton

Low Hill Gardens, Upton

Manor Drive, Upton, WIRRAL, MERSEYSIDE, CH49 4PQ

  • 3 and 4 bedroom homes
  • £259,995 to £339,995
Galloway Grange

Galloway Grange

Dixon Drive, Chelford, MACCLESFIELD, CHESHIRE, SK11 9AX

  • 3 and 4 bedroom homes
  • £299,995 to £527,995
Gilbert's Cross

Gilbert's Cross

Moss Lane, Elworth, SANDBACH, CHESHIRE, CW11 3WZ

Stanneylands

Stanneylands

Little Stanneylands, Wilmslow, WILMSLOW, CHESHIRE, SK9 4ER

  • 4 bedroom homes
  • £534,500 to £749,500
Pavilion Gardens

Pavilion Gardens

Town Lane, Southport, SOUTHPORT, MERSEYSIDE, PR8 6PN

  • 4 bedroom homes
  • £264,995 to £279,995
Meadow View

Meadow View

Maw Green Road, Crewe, CREWE, CHESHIRE, CW1 4HH

Kingsbourne

Kingsbourne

Waterlode, Nantwich, NANTWICH, CHESHIRE, CW5 5BS

  • 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes
  • £74,997 to £384,995
Bollin Park

Bollin Park

Adlington Road, Wilmslow, WILMSLOW, CHESHIRE, SK9 2BJ

  • 5 bedroom homes
  • £1,171,500 to £1,250,000
Stapeley Gardens

Stapeley Gardens

London Road, Nantwich, NANTWICH, CHESHIRE, CW5 7LH

  • 4 and 5 bedroom homes
  • £392,995 to £529,995
Ashworth Heights
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Ashworth Heights

Ashworth Street, Bury, BURY, GREATER MANCHESTER, BL8 1NU

  • Coming soon
Black Firs Park

Black Firs Park

Black Firs Lane, Congleton, CONGLETON, CHESHIRE, CW12 4QQ

  • 2, 4 and 5 bedroom homes
  • £136,495 to £549,995