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Living and working in St Helens

In the area

St Helens' excellent communication links offer a gateway for you to explore the local area. There's loads to do nearby, with Knowsley Safari Park right on our doorstep, and if you want countryside, then we have Sankey Valley Country Park, Billinge Hill and Carr Mill Dam on the edge of the town.

Venturing further out of town, the splendour of Knowsley Hall will impress you with its 2,500-acre scenic parkland that resembles a scene from Brideshead Revisited.

On the edge of the town we have the product of 'The Big Art Project', an ambitious public art commissioning initiative from Channel 4, supported by Arts Council England, the national development agency for the arts, and The Art Fund, the UK's leading independent art charity.

Dream has generated worldwide media coverage for St Helens and was awarded the prestigious Marsh Sculpture Prize for the best public sculpture of the year, plus eight other awards. It is attracting tens of thousands of additional visitors to the site and surrounding region every year.

When it comes to sport, there can only be one in the town: rugby league! In St Helens we are fanatical about the game - with some justification, because the 'Saints' are the most successful Super League team in history. And with the club being based in a fabulous modern stadium, who can blame us?

For fans of the other code, the town also hosts Liverpool St Helens Rugby Union Football Club at their ground in Moss Lane, which is just off the A580 East Lancashire Road at the Windle Island junction.

If you love football, then all of Liverpool and Manchester's grounds are within 40 minutes' travelling time from the town centre.

Our leisure facilities are second to none with three state-of-the-art, council-run leisure centres. In addition to the former council-run Sherdley Park Golf Club, there are also a number of other private clubs in the area.

You won't be lost for something to do!