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Crewe first developed in the 1830s when the Grand Junction Railway opened a station in a rural district of Cheshire and choose the site for its locomotive works.

The settlement grew rapidly beside the bustling railway station and Joseph Lock, the GJR's chief engineer, helped lay out the new town.

The company provided the town with many amenities, including Christ Church, Victoria Park, a gas works, public baths and cheese market. However, the dominance of the railway industry meant that Crewe suffered badly during recessions.

Although the locomotive works has lost its importance, Crewe Station is still one of the largest in the north-west and a major interchange on the West Coast Main Line.

The "Railway Age" Heritage Centre illustrates Crewe's industrial past.

From 1946 - 2002 the town was famous as the home of Rolls Royce. Production of these luxury cars ceased in 2002 but the Pym's Lane factory in Crewe continues to make Bentleys.

Today Crewe is home to the Cheshire campus of Manchester Metroplitan University.

One attraction of the town is its magnificent, 1911, refurbished Edwardian Lyceum Theatre.

On the outskirts of Crewe stands Crewe Hall, built in 1615 for Sir Ralph Crewe. This Jacobean mansion is now a luxury hotel and restaurant.

Tourist Attractions in and near Crewe to Visit

Historic Houses

Historic Houses

Dorfold Hall 4.7 miles A fine Jacobean manor house to visit.



Railway Age A insight into Crewe's locomotive industrial past.

Nantwich Museum 3.9 miles Discover the history of this fascinating town.


Out & About

Salt Line and Merelake Way 5.6 miles Traffic free walk with links to canal side walks.


Theatres, Cinemas and Venues

Lyceum Theatre The splendid auditorium is now restored to its former glory.

Towns Near Crewe To Visit - straight line distance:

Nantwich (3.80 miles) Sandbach (4.64 miles) Alsager (5.70 miles) Middlewich (6.71 miles)
How to get to Crewe
Crewe, A350 or A534 from Nantwich, Junction 16 or 17 off the M6.
Crewe Hall - QHotels
Weston Road Crewe CW1 6UZ

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Hunters Lodge Hotel
Sydney Road Crewe CW1 5LU

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Guest Houses, Bed and Breakfasts, Inns and other Hotels
Royal Hotel
7 Nantwich Road, Crewe CW2 6AG

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Holiday Inn Express Crewe
Macon Way Crewe CW1 6DR

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Ramada Encore Crewe
Emperor Way, Off Electra Way, Crew Business Park Crewe CW1 6BD

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Holiday Cottages
Earle House Serviced Apartments
35-39 Earle Street Crewe CW1 2BG

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Crewe Weather
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Day :Overcast skies8°C Overcast skies
Night :Clear skies1°C Clear skies
Monday 2nd March
Day :Patchy snow possible5°C Patchy snow possible
Night :Cloudy skies0°C Cloudy skies
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