Time to spare after visiting one of our Swansway dealerships?

 

Away from the hustle and bustle of busy Crewe life with a trip into the local town of Nantwich. Peaceful scenery, quiet walks and still lakes are sure to take your mind on a well deserved break, and what’s better, there are a number of places to visit which won’t break the bank!

 

Here is a list of the 5 best things to do in Nantwich.


Nantwich Lake

Shrewbridge Rd, St Anne car park, Off Welsh Row, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 5ED

Nantwich Lake is a beautiful place alongside the River Weaver home to the saline. Why not park and have a walk, run or cycle along the wide path around the lake? There are lots of wildlife to see and plenty of ducks and geese to feed.

 

 

The perfect location for an ice cream or picnic while watching the birds, and the ideal place to take in some truly lovely Cheshire Scenery!


Blakemere Village

Nantwich, Cheshire CW8 2EB

Blakemere is an out of town shopping experience in the heart of beautiful Cheshire countryside. A great place to take the little ones for fun activities as well as a relaxed and unique shopping experience set in and around a beautiful Edwardian stable block and cobbled courtyard.

 

 

Free to enter, although there are many unique boutique style shops selling everything from home ware to gifts and clothes to furniture if you feel like splashing out a bit too.

Situated at the junction of the A49 and A556 in Sandiway, near Northwich, there’s also free parking in handy local spots too. Open every day from 10:00-17:00, the walk around the village starts at St Anne’s car park or Nantwich Lake and takes approximately 1 hour to walk around.

What better way to spend a late Summer afternoon?


Bridgemere Garden World

Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 7QB

Bridgemere Garden World is the UK’s largest garden centre. Wander through more than 20 eclectic display gardens covering 6 acres if the weather is good, or browse the indoor shopping centre on a rainy day. The garden centre has more varieties of plant than anywhere else in the UK and is sure to make you feel green-fingered after just one visit.

 

 

Spend anywhere from 30 minutes to 4 hours exploring plants, flowers and garden all in one location. There’s also a dedicated section to garden furniture and sheds, as well as gardens to stroll through and take a little rest on the many hidden benches.


Nantwich Museum

Pillory Street, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 5BQ

Formerly Nantwich Public Library, Cheshire’s most attractive and historic towns is brought to life by Nantwich Museum, founded in 1980.

 

 

The building once stood next to a gaol. Located in Pillory Street, at the heart of the town, the museum has main galleries telling the story of Nantwich through the ages. Explore Roman salt making, The Great Fire of Nantwich in 1583, The Civil War Battle of Nantwich (1644.)

While the shoe and clothing industries also make Nantwich a town of rich historical importance, the Nantwich Museum is the best place in the area to see all of the town history all in one spot.


Wybunbury Tower and Wybunbury Moss

Main Road | Wybunbury, Nantwich CW5 7HA

Wybunbury Tower is Nantwich’s answer to Big Ben.

It is the oldest building in the village and was part of a church built in the late 15th Century on the site. It has a bell tower which, unlike the main clocktower in London, still chimes daily. The curious leaning tower of Nantwich can be seen from across the town.

 

 

View the tower up close or from the gorgeous surrounding Cheshire countryside by embarking on lovely walks on the nearby Wybunbury Moss.

There are also two lovely pubs next to the tower which serve some delicious foods too if you fancy splashing out and stopping for a nibble!


And there we have it, a short guide on 5 Free Things to Do in Nantwich. We hope you spot something which catches your fancy, and let us know how your trip went by commenting on our Facebook and Twitter pages!

If you know of a hidden gem in your local area, we’d love to hear from you. Send your experience to social@swanswaygarages.com for the chance to have your say in our next 5 Free Things Blog.