Runcorn is a small industrial town on the banks of the River Mersey in Cheshire, North West England. The town borders Liverpool, Widnes, Warrington and Frodsham.
The town is home to a small football team and many wonderful attractions such as Halton Hill and Runcorn Hill where the landscape can be taken in as far from Blackpool.
BBC Three's Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps is set here, and follows the lives of characters who are native to this town.
Runcorn Bridge can also be seen at the end of the Cathedral Cheese advert.
Nicola from Girls Aloud was born in this town.
I think Runcorn is a pleasant town, I have never actually ever seen any crime happen here or gangs walking round in track suits (and I've been here a lot). It's a great place to unwind from city life for a day, as there is not much traffic and it's not that busy.
The Runcorn pasties are fantastic and can be complimented by looking over the River while eating.
Wigg Island, opposite Runcorn in the River Mersey is a nature reserve, many wildlife can be seen by visiting the island.