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The market town of Nantwich, situated on the Cheshire Plain, lies on the banks of the River Weaver. Nearby are the Langollen and Shropshire Union Canals.

The suffix 'wich' denotes the presence of brine springs and the settlement dates back to Roman times when salt from the area was used to supply the garrisons at Chester and Stoke-on-Trent.

Nantwich's salt industry reached a peak in late-16th century and it's last salt house closed in 1858.

Despite being burnt to the ground by the Normans, and almost destroyed in the Great Fire of Nantwich in 1583, the ancient town is second only to Chester for the wealth of historic buildings.

St Mary's Church, is one of the finest medieval churches in the UK, is known as the 'Cathedral of South Cheshire'. Surrounding the church are narrow winding lanes with many fine old timber-framed buildings.

Nantwich Museum illustrates the history of this town, and you can find the tourist information centre in Market Street.

Tourists and locals alike can take the pleasant walks along the River Weaver and the Shropshire Union Canal, as well as around Nantwich Lake.

Tourist Attractions in and near Nantwich to Visit

Historic Houses

Historic Houses

Dorfold Hall A fine Jacobean manor house to visit.

Museums

Museums

Nantwich Museum Discover the history of this fascinating town.

Railway Age 3.9 miles A insight into Crewe's locomotive industrial past.

Venues

Theatres, Cinemas and Venues

Lyceum Theatre 4.0 miles The splendid auditorium is now restored to its former glory.

Towns Near Nantwich To Visit - straight line distance:

Crewe (3.80 miles) Sandbach (8.38 miles) Winsford (8.73 miles) Alsager (9.14 miles)
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Nantwich Tourist Information Centre

  • Civic Hall
    Market Street
    Nantwich
    CW5 5DG
    Tel: 01270 537359
    Email: nantwichtic@cheshireeast.gov.uk
Hotels
Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa
Main Rd, Worleston Nantwich CW5 6DQ

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Crown Hotel
High Street Nantwich CW5 5AS

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Premier Inn Crewe (Nantwich)
221 Crewe Road Nantwich CW5 6NE

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Guest Houses, Bed and Breakfasts, Inns and other Hotels
Oakland House
Blakelow Nantwich CW5 7ET

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Holiday Cottages
The Rookery
The Rookery Haughton near Nantwich CW6 9RN
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New Property
Nantwich CW5 7QL
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The Granary
Audlem Road, Hankelow near Nantwich CW3 0JE
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Nantwich Weather
Tuesday 2nd September
Day :Partly cloudy skies25°C Partly cloudy skies
Night :Clear skies10°C Clear skies
Wednesday 3rd September
Day :Sunny skies23°C Sunny skies
Night :Clear skies13°C Clear skies
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