Acton Bridge is a village with old farmsteads and cottages, on a picturesque section of the River Weaver. Riverside walks pass the great Dutton Viaduct on the former Grand Junction Railway and shipping locks on the Weaver Navigation Canal. Fine thatched cottages are dotted throughout the village, which is fortunate still to have a blacksmith's forge - an important facility in the farming community. Iron has always been important here and a number of Iron Age discoveries have been made in the area. A number of footpaths pass through the village; one route in particular follows the River Weaver and makes up part of the Cheshire Ring Canal Walk which takes you across the river at Dutton Lock and under the imposing railway viaduct.
Acton Bridge has a limited train service and is accessible from stations between Birmingham and Liverpool.