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Middlewich lies on the Cheshire Plain where the Rivers Dane, Croco andWheelock meet, and on the Shropshire Union and Trent and MerseyCanals.

The suffix 'wich' indicates the presence of brine springs and salt wasextracted here during Roman times. Known as 'Salinae', thesettlement was one of the Roman's major sites for the productionof salt.

Saltmanufacture has continued right up to the present day and it's one remaining manufacturer (British Salt, makers of Saxa) produces 57% of the UK's cooking salt.

The area is also known for the production of Cheshire Cheese.

Partsof Middlewich's parish church, St Michael and All Angels,dates back to Norman times but most of the building was constructedduring the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries. The church wasthe scene of defeat of the Royalists by the Parliamentarians at the First Battle of Middlewich in the English Civil War.

The town'slocation near the M6 and other important routes has meantthat it has grown rapidly since World War I.

Because the town centre was not been extensively redeveloped in the 1970s, like many neighbouring towns, it has retained many original small shops.

A replica Roman amphitheatre, known as the Bull Ring, has been builtnear the parish church. This venue has been regularly used to host arts and music events and an ice rink.

Since 1990 a highly-regarded Folk and Boat Festival has been held in Middlewich.

Tourist Attractions in and near Middlewich to Visit

Activities

Activities

Jodrell Bank 6.4 miles A chance to visit this observatory.

Anderton Boat Lift 6.6 miles A fascinating feat of engineering.

Historic Houses

Historic Houses

Peover Hall 6.2 miles An Elizabethan manor house with gardens to see.

Museums

Museums

Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse 5.1 miles Discover more about the area's history.

Outdoors

Out & About

Salt Line and Merelake Way 8.2 miles Traffic free walk with links to canal side walks.

Towns Near Middlewich To Visit - straight line distance:

Winsford (3.27 miles) Sandbach (4.70 miles) Northwich (5.46 miles) Crewe (6.71 miles)
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How to get to Middlewich
Middlewich, A533 from Sandbach, A54 from Winsford. M6 Junction 18.
Nearby Hotels
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Byley Lane Holmes Chapel CW4 8EW
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Cranage Hall
Cranage Holmes Chapel CW4 8EW
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Premier Inn Northwich South
London Road, Leftwich Northwich CW9 8EG
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Guest Houses, Bed and Breakfasts, Inns and other Hotels
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Brook Farm Cottage
Brook House Lane Minshull Vernon near Middlewich CW10 0LU
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Middlewich Weather
Sunday 21st December
Day :Cloudy skies11°C Cloudy skies
Night :Overcast skies9°C Overcast skies
Monday 22nd December
Day :Light drizzle12°C Light drizzle
Night :Light drizzle11°C Light drizzle
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