Nantwich is an attractive market town on the banks of the River Weaver in south Cheshire, just 4 miles from Crewe. There’s been a settlement here since Roman times when salt was mined in the area for the garrisons at Chester and Stoke.

In 1583 the town was almost completely destroyed by fire, but was quickly rebuilt using wood from Delamere Forest. Nowadays, with a wealth of timber-framed buildings, many liken Nantwich to a pint-sized Chester.


Nantwich is a small relatively small town and only offers a few hotels. Crewe is just a short drive from Nantwich and offers more accommodation choices.

Attractions & Activities

The Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker is one of Cheshire’s most unusual attractions. Stapeley Water Gardens closed in 2012.

Popular events on the Nantwich social calendar include the Nantwich Jazz Festival (March), the Nantwich Show (July) and the Nantwich Food and Drink Festival (September).