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Newton-le-Willows is a town in Merseyside, England. It is famous for industry, from biscuits to railway locomotives (with steam, diesel and electric traction) to tanks, made in the Vulcan Foundry.


An industrial town, Newton-le-Willows, like many in this area, grew to its current proportion as a result of the railways. The western part of the town is called 1 Earlestown. Earlestown (Q1748301) on Wikidata Earlestown on Wikipedia

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By car[edit]

The town is located near to the M6 motorway.

By train[edit]

1 Newton-le-Willows railway station. The station has direct services from Liverpool, Manchester, Warrington, Chester and North Wales. Change at Warrington for London. Newton-le-Willows railway station (Q2115791) on Wikidata Newton-le-Willows railway station on Wikipedia

By plane[edit]

The nearest airports are Liverpool John Lennon and Manchester Airport.

By bus[edit]

Whilst there are no express coach services, coaches do serve nearby Liverpool and Manchester.

Get around[edit]

Map of Newton-le-Willows


  • 1 Sankey Valley Viaduct. Earlestown's principal tourist attraction, built in 1830 and one of the oldest rail viaducts in the World. Walks are available along the former St Helens Canal, under the viaduct and as far as St Helens in the north and Warrington in the south. Sankey Viaduct (Q7418706) on Wikidata Sankey Viaduct on Wikipedia


  • Go to the races at 1 Haydock Park Racecourse, Newton-le-Willows WA12 0HQ (One mile north of A580 / M6 jcn 23, take A599 towards Ashton), +44 1942 725963. This has race meetings most Saturdays throughout the year, flat racing in summer and jumps in winter.




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Neighbouring destinations

Routes through Newton-le-Willows
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