Once home to one of the world's most important railway yards, Crewe offers a window into England's colourful past. You can visit the locomotive museum, stroll around a Victorian park and soak up a flourishing live music scene in this charming South Cheshire town.
Things to do in Crewe
The Crewe Heritage Centre offers a fascinating glimpse at the town's locomotive history. Inside you can admire beautifully restored steam trains, as well as the infamous British Rail Advanced Passenger Train that made headlines in the 1980s. Kids will love working the signal box and peering into the driver's cabin.
Queen’s Park is Crewe's signature green space. The traditional Victorian park is an excellent spot to take a break, as it features elegant pavilions, fragrant rose gardens and a shimmering lake.
You can spend an evening watching a show at the Crewe Lyceum. The award-winning Edwardian theatre hosts a fantastic range of shows, including pop concerts, comedy acts and Broadway-style productions. It's surrounded by traditional pubs, so you can enjoy a pre-show drink at popular watering holes, such as the Crown and The Borough Arms or the British Lion.
Venture out of town and you'll find the Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker. Tours offer a behind the scenes glimpse at the cavernous nuclear bunker and defence complex. You can also enjoy lunch at the themed canteen or pick up a souvenir from the gift store.
Getting around Crewe
The Crewe town centre is small and easy to get around on foot, but you’ll need a car to explore the South Cheshire countryside. Trains depart from the iconic Crewe Railway Station, with connections to nearby cities, such as Liverpool and Manchester.