Crewe (England)

Crewe is a medium-sized town in South Cheshire. It boasts friendly people, inexpensive hotels and eateries. It is famed for its railway connections and also as the home of Rolls Royce, though the factory is now operated by Bentley Motors. The local football team is Crewe Alexandra F.C, the only team in the country with this unusual suffix.

Get in


The main West Coast railway line (London Euston to Glasgow) runs through the famous Crewe station. The town itself was built around this important junction when the railway arrived in the 1830s. Today, around 10,000 people per day pass through Crewe railway station. It can be seen as the 'Gateway to the North West', with very frequent links to the tourist centre of Manchester, Chester, and Liverpool. Almost anywhere on the British rail network can be reached from here.


The M6 motorway is close by. Use junction 16 or 17 to get to Crewe.

Get around

Crewe is a relatively small and compact town so most attractions and amenities are within walking distance.


Queens Park, towards the west of the town, is very attractive, and can be reached easily from the town centre.


The Railway Age museum (only open weekends from Feb-Oct) is a very interesting and fitting museum for Crewe. It features many locomotives including many steam trains and the ill-fated British Rail Advanced Passenger Train of the 1980s. It also has working signalboxes and many activities for children, as well as a birds eye view of the many trains leaving the north of Crewe station. The museum isn't as rigid as many railway museums and you are free to wander around the yards and locomotives at your leisure.


Most British chain stores have outlets here. There are also covered and outdoor markets, selling local produce and many other things.


The "pi" bistro at Crewe Hall serves good food.



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