Lymm is a picturesque village in the South East of Warrington. The northern boundary of the parish was altered in 1933 to follow the course of the Manchester Ship Canal. The Bridgewater Canal also passes through Lymm - an important transportation link during the 19th century. Once a parish of Old Bucklow Hundred, the township of Lymm is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086.
Lymm Cross is a designated Grade I listed 17th century sandstone cross that is also the focal point of the historic village of Lymm.
Lymm Heritage Centre, in the heart of the village, celebrates the trades, transport and traditions of this Cheshire village that appeared in the Domesday Book. Visitors can enjoy a range of ever-changing exhibits that tell the story of the fustian cutting, gold beating and salt extraction industries.
Using models, maps and interactive exhibits the Centre explores the impact of not one but two canals on the development of the village as well as giving a flavour of Lymm’s many traditional events including May Queen and Rushbearing .
Lymm Historic Transport Day on the fourth Sunday in June celebrates the village’s fascinating Transport Heritage. In the run up to the event itself over 200 youngsters take part in half day “We Love Our Canal” sessions that introduce key stage two children to the importance of the Bridgewater Canal to the development of the village. On the day itself the whole village is given over to historic working boats, traction engines, vintage bicycles, classics cars, planes and other vehicles that help recreate the heyday of these many forms of transport. Vintage buses transport the thousands of visitors to and from the village centre.
Lymm Rushbearing - an annual event in Lymm in which rushes are collected, carried to the Parish Church and spread upon the floor.
Lymm Festival takes place each summer and hosts a range of events to suit everyone, from children, through the teenage years and families, to the more mature members of the public. The programme includes music, poetry, drama, literature, heritage and outdoor events.
Lymm Duck Race is held each year on Easter Monday at 12:30pm, when around a thousand yellow racing rubber ducks are launched into Lymm Dingle, cheered on by the crowds. All profits after event and club running costs go to charities and local community groups.