Destination guide

Why people love visiting friendly Runcorn

Experience the unique character of Runcorn with a stay in a vacation home rental. This welcoming city allures visitors with its bars and zoo. Chester Zoo and Liverpool ONE are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in Runcorn

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do while you're in town? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Runcorn a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Chester Zoo (9.9 mi / 16 km)
  • Blundells Hill Golf Club (4.9 mi / 7.9 km)
  • Walton Hall and Gardens (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Gullivers Kingdom Theme Park (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
  • Knowsley Safari Park (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
  • Blue Planet Aquarium (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Runcorn

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Runcorn. Here are some of the area’s most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Walton Hall and Gardens (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Clarkes Gardens (6.1 mi / 9.9 km)
  • Sherdley Park (6.4 mi / 10.4 km)
  • Calderstones Park (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
  • Delamere Forest (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)
  • Otterspool Park (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Runcorn

Fly into Liverpool (LPL-John Lennon), the closest airport, located 4.9 mi (7.9 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Manchester (MAN), which is 19.2 mi (30.9 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, make your way to Runcorn Station or Runcorn East Station and explore the city from there.

Where to stay around Runcorn?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 211 vacation rentals near Runcorn. From 88 Houses to 64 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Runcorn for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Runcorn?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Runcorn:

  • Liverpool City Centre: 163 vacation rentals
  • Vauxhall: 109 vacation rentals
  • Anfield: 38 vacation rentals
  • Hope Street: 98 vacation rentals
  • Ropewalks: 137 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Runcorn?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Runcorn. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Runcorn Station: 645 vacation rentals
  • Norton Priory Museum: 706 vacation rentals
  • Runcorn East Station: 729 vacation rentals
  • Halton Castle: 669 vacation rentals
  • Liverpool ONE: 669 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Runcorn listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Runcorn?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 88 Houses in Runcorn. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Runcorn include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 64 rentals available
  • Cabins: 48 rentals available
  • Cottages: 48 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with internet/wifi in Runcorn?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 182 vacation rentals with internet/wifi available in Runcorn. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.