Activities and Attractions
Tourist Information Tel:01244 555002www.visitcheshire.com
Crewe Heritage Centre Tel:01270 212130
Visitors can learn about Crewe’s railway heritage in the exhibition hall, visit a series of junction signal boxes and take a trip on the miniature railway. There is also a splendid collection of model railways.
Crewe Lyceum Box Office Tel:01270 368 242
The only Edwardian theatre in east Cheshire, the Lyceum, at over 100 years old, is an institution in Crewe. In addition to the range of productions the theatre offers, visitors can book a ‘Behind-the-Scenes’ tour or dine in the on-site restaurant.
Anderton Boat Lift (Northwich) Tel:01606 786777
Built by Edwin Clark in 1875, the Boat Lift is the first of its kind in the world and one of the greatest monuments to the canal age.
Congleton Museum Tel:01260 276360
Discover the story of Congleton from prehistoric times, through the English Civil War and the heyday of the textile industry to the Second World War.
Arley Hall & Gardens (Northwich) Tel:01565 777353
One of the most interesting and attractive stately homes in the North West, Arley Hall boasts elaborate ceilings & oak panelling, impressive fireplaces and intricate stained glass. The gardens, with a breathtaking array of roses, perennials and flowering shrubs are truly outstanding.
Nantwich Museum Tel:01270 627104
The history of one of Cheshire’s most attractive and historic towns is brough to life through a series of gelleries and exhibitions, depicting Roman salt making, Tudor Nantwich’s Great Fire, the 1644 Civil War Battle of Nantwich and the more recent shoe and clothing industries.
Bluebell Cottage Gardens
is one of the county’s best kept secrets; this secluded garden wraps around the cottage in a series of linked ‘rooms’, with wide herbaceous borders sporting over 2,000 varieties of hardy trees, shrubs and plants. Adjoining the garden is a wildflower meadow, bluebell woodland and specialist plant nursery.