Welcome to Frodsham
Welcome to Frodsham, Cheshire - a modern market town, 800 years in the making.
Situated just to the west of the
River Weaver in Cheshire, overlooking the Mersey estuary, Frodsham is a vibrant market town with a rich history. First established by the Saxons and 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.
of its location, at the confluence of the River Weaver and
River Mersey, the town grew to be a significant port in the
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.
the lively town has a thriving economy, with a busy
Thursday market, a wide selection of shops along its bustling main thoroughfares and many other attractions, making it a popular place to live and work, and a favourite destination for visitors.
the town is Frodsham Hill, a clear landmark on the Cheshire
Plain. The hill offers dramatic views over the Mersey Estuary and
is popular with walkers who know Frodsham as the starting point of the Sandstone Trail, one of North West England's finest long-distance walks.