Ellesmere Port is a large town and port within the county of Cheshire. The town has a population of over 64,000 people. Ellesmere Port is situated on the southern border of the Wirral Peninsula. It is an industrial town and it is located not far from the city of Chester.
Ellesmere Port is the home of Vauxhall Motors car factory, which is a large employer within the town. It is now Vauxhall's only car factory in Britain and produces the Vauxhall Astra model. The town has strong industrial roots and there are a variety of factories which provide employment within the manufacturing industry.
The town has a strong retail centre which provides many jobs in the area. Ellesmere Port is the home of Cheshire Oaks Outlet Village, which attracts shoppers from all of the surrounding towns. The Coliseum Shopping Park is an extension of the outlet village which has high street rather than designer shopping. The retail industry is key to Ellesmere Port's economy and is one of the main industries for employment within the town.
The National Waterways Museum in Ellesmere Port is a popular visitor's attraction within the town. The museum lies on the banks of the Mersey and the Manchester Ship Canal. Visitors can take a look at extensive indoor exhibitions, go on boat trips and learn about the history of Britain's waterways and canals.
Ellesmere Port maintains excellent transport links with the rest of the UK. It is located near the interchange of both the M56 and M53 motorways, as well as the A41 which passes through the town. The bus station provides frequent services to the surrounding towns and cities including Liverpool, Chester and also North Wales. Ellesmere Port also has its own railway station providing convenient transport to most areas of the UK.