Going underground

Welcome to Winsford Rock Salt Mine.

Winsford Rock Salt Mine is Britain's oldest working mine. It lies almost 200m under the Cheshire countryside and has a fascinating history.

It also hides some surprising facts. For example, did you know that towns around Winsford like Northwich, Middlewich and Nantwich, all take their names from salt production, with 'Wych' often meaning 'Brine Town'?

If you would like more detailed information about Winsford Rock Salt Mine you can download a Fact File from every page. These should provide you with everything you need.

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Main picture courtesy
of Paul Deakin