Crewe In Cheshire
Located in the North West of England near the border of Wales Crewe in Cheshire is a great home base for those tourist wishes to visit Cheshire as it is within easy day trips of Liverpool, Manchester, Wales, and London and even Edinburgh. It is a railway town known mainly as the home of the Crewe works a train inspection and maintenance station, that is much smaller than it once was today.
Getting to crewe isn't difficult as it has it's own train station as well as several good roads leading into the town, making traveling by car or bus extremely easy. Buses running from Crewe to a number of town and cities nearby, so it really is a great place to use as a central location when visiting Cheshire.
Although not known for it's tourist trade, there are still several things you can see and do in and around Crewe. The local football team the Crewe Alexandra is located here as well as couple of cricket clubs. The town also has the Lycem Theatre which offers some excellent shows and is a lovely venue.
For those interested in train and a little of their history the Crewe Heritage Center ( http://www.creweheritagecentre.co.uk/ ) is worth a visit. And for those who enjoy walking, cycling, and picnics in nice weather Queen's park is free. It has a skate park, play area and you feed the feed the ducks and enjoy some ice cream.
While Crewe doesn't have the same level of nightlife as you find in larger cities it does have a couple of clubs. The Mclub is known for their quality bands and live music while Jamacian Jim's is great for a evening of family entertainment. They offer both food and drinks, have a DJ, and both indoor and outdoor entertainment for children.
There are also a couple of pubs for those who want to spend a bit of quieter evening. There is the Brougton Arms which along with some ale offers a great well made steak. The Beer Dock ( http://beerdock.co.uk/ ) is both a small pub and a store that sells a variety of craft beers and some great Cider. And the Rookery Wood or Wacky Warehouse- has some great prices and excellent food, although the service at times is somewhat lacking.
If you are planning on visiting Crewe during the month of August, you can enjoy the Crewe Rail Ale festival which is held each year and is actually well attended.
So why not make Crewe your home base when exploring the Cheshire area and take a day or two to explore this town for it has has to offer.