About Frodsham

The picturesque town of Frodsham is situated in the shadow of Frodsham Hill in the County of Cheshire in the northwest of England.  The River Weaver which flows into the Mersey Estuary and the Manchester Ship Canal passes through Frodsham. The Town is easy to reach by road, rail or air. It is located near Junction 12 of the M56 motorway, has a railway station on the Chester/Manchester route and is within easy reach of Liverpool John Lennon & Manchester airports.

Frodsham has an informal partnership with Kelsterbach, Germany (close to Frankfurt Airport) that is reinforced through cultural exchanges between the two towns (for example, Frodsham & Kelsterbach Tennis Clubs’ annual reciprocal visits).

Frodsham is a vibrant market town with more than 200 small businesses and opportunities for trades-people. It has a vigorous and caring community that is exemplified by its 100+ clubs, societies & voluntary sector organisations. The town is well served for its health and education needs.

For a more detailed history of Frodsham please click here.

Frodsham, an ancient Anglo-Saxon settlement, is featured in the Domesday Book.  In medieval times it was an important borough and port belonging to the earls of Chester.  Ranulph de Bluneville, 6th Earl of Chester, awarded Frodsham its Borough Charter in 1209.  The village became a town in July 1992 and elected its first Mayor. The bee, incorporated in the regalia, was adopted by Frodsham in honour of Rev William Charles Cotton – a former vicar and an authority on bee keeping.

Frodsham provides many facilities and opportunities for leisure and entertainment. The Community Centre, Castle Park Arts Centre, restaurants, public houses, and places of worship provide a focus for like-minded people.  Sports and hobbies are at the heart of the town’s life.

Frodsham is also the starting point of the Sandstone Trail, one of the finest and most popular long distance walks in Northwest England.

The Town Council office is open from 9am to 1pm Monday to Friday.