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Daresbury is a village and civil parish in Halton, Cheshire, England, which at the 2001 Census had a population of 216.[1][2] Daresbury is in the Liverpool City Region.

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The Ring 'O' Bells public house, Daresbury
Daresbury is located in Cheshire
Location within Cheshire
Population216 (2001)
OS grid referenceSJ5881
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWarrington
Postcode districtWA4
Dialling code01925
AmbulanceNorth West
EU ParliamentNorth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
53°20′24″N 2°37′55″W / 53.34°N 2.6319°W / 53.34; -2.6319Coordinates: 53°20′24″N 2°37′55″W / 53.34°N 2.6319°W / 53.34; -2.6319

Daresbury was the birthplace of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland author Lewis Carroll. It is the site of the Science and Technology Facilities Council's Daresbury Laboratory, the Synchrotron Radiation Source.

Daresbury has a Lewis Carroll Visitor Centre and the parish church, All Saints, a Lewis Carroll window, including an image of the Cheshire Cat.[3]

In 2006, the annual Creamfields dance festival was held in Daresbury after relocating from the disused Liverpool airport site it had occupied for the six previous years. This saw 40,000 revellers partying from 3pm-6am to a line-up that included live performances from The Prodigy and Zutons, as well as DJ sets from the likes of Sasha, Paul Oakenfold, 2 Many DJ's, Green Velvet and DJ Shadow. As of 2014, the festival has been an annual event at the site.

Daresbury is also an electoral ward. However, the boundary of the ward is different from (and larger than) the parish boundary, and includes the parishes of Moore, Sandymoor and Preston Brook.

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  1. ^ 2001 Census: Daresbury (Parish), Office for National Statistics, retrieved 14 June 2008
  2. ^ 2001 Census: Daresbury (Ward), Office for National Statistics, retrieved 14 June 2008
  3. ^ Chester Diocesan News, February 2011