7 things you should know about Frodsham
PUBLISHED: 00:00 26 July 2015 | UPDATED: 22:36 28 April 2016
This charming market town offers residents and visitors the best of both worlds
Frodsham was an important borough and port belonging to the Earls of Chester in Medieval times. The literal translation of the Old English would give personal name of Frod or an old spelling of Ford, and ham which means a village or homestea
The site of the local manor house was Castle Park, which is now the location for the local arts centre that has three galleries, craft units, coffee shop and workshop spaces.
Frodsham is essentially a market town but with a past as a medieval borough and port belonging to the Earls of Chester, playing a vital role in the export of Cheshire salt. It has even had a starring role in BBC’s Merseybeat, Channel 4’s Hollyoaks and ITV’s Far From the Madding Crowd and was also transformed into Sherwood Forest for the Hollywood blockbuster, Robin Hood.
Gary Barlow, Bob Carolgees, whose candle shop is based at the local craft centre and Daniel Craig lived here – albeit leaving when he was only four-years-old.
View from the hill
Frodsham Hill, overlooking Frodsham and the Liverpool skyline, is a large sandstone hill, home to many farms, prestige homes and the Mersey View nightclub (commonly known as ‘the View’) and Forest Hills Hotel. Before the construction of the hotel and nightclub, famously hosting one of the Beatles’ first appearances, the site was home to a very large helter skelter.
Cyclists head to Twelve50 Bikes twelve50bikes.com a destination cycle store in Frodsham to indulge in their passion for cycling.
The Bear’s Paw 01298 731 404, thebearspawfrodsham.co.uk is an iconic watering hole in the town.