Crewe Arms Hotel 
Nantwich Road, Crewe, Cheshire CW2 6DN 
Tel: 01270 213204 | Fax: 01270 588615 | Email: reservations@crewearmshotel.com 

Attractions Near the Best Western Crewe Arms Hotel 

Best Western Crewe Arms Hotel is the ideal family-friendly base to explore the many local attractions that are within easy reach. 
 
Cheshire has so much to offer what are you waiting for get clicking and planning. 
 
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The Nantwich International Cheese Show, held at Cheshire showground, Dorfold Hall, is generally accepted as the definitive cheese show in the British Isles. It provides the opportunity to experience the best traditional cheeses. 
Stoke-on-Trent's major entertainment complex is a fun-packed experience, home to a ten-screen cinema, 10-pin bowling, Waterworld (an indoor aqua park) and the Stoke Ski Centre, which boasts an Alpine toboggan run where the brave-hearted hurtle down at speeds of 30mph. 
 
 
Chester celebrates its folk heritage with concerts, workshops and children's events, featuring many local and national folk performers. The fun takes place in the village of Kelsall, about eight miles from the city. 
 
 
 
 
The Etruria Industrial Museum is a canal-side monument to Stoke-on-Trent's ceramic-making heritage. Built in 1857 to grind materials for the many potteries operating in the area, it ceased production in 1972 but retains all the original steam-powered machinery. 
The Etruria Industrial Museum hosts a family-friendly summer festival. The colourful Etruria Canal Festival brings together narrowboats, canal boats and the Princess steam engine in a lively carnival atmosphere and everyone is welcome. 
 
The Potteries Museum holds the world's most impressive collection of Staffordshire Ceramics - unsurprisingly - given that the biggest names in the business (Royal Doulton, Spode, Wedgwood) all have their factories here. 
 
 
 
The Crewe Heritage Centre was constructed on the site of the original Crewe locomotive works by Crewe and Nantwich Borough Council during 1986-87 and was officially opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in July 1987. Since then the Centre has gone from strength to strength, and in 2012 the site hosted part of the ”Crewe 175” celebrations. 
Stoke-on-Trent's Fenton Manor Sports Complex hosts the CAMRA Beer Festival, CAMRA being the Campaign for Real Ale. Local producers turn out in force, as the city fills with beer-lovers keen to try over 200 real ales, farmhouse ciders and fruit wines. 
Stoke City FC play their home matches at the Britannia Stadium. The Premier League runs between August and May and full fixture lists can be found on the club websites. Please note: games may be rearranged due to cup or television commitments. 
 
The Gladstone Pottery Museum is a step back in time to the days of Victorian pottery manufacture. What's more, you can throw your own pot on on a real potter's wheel. 
The Wedgwood Visitor Centre offers the opportunity to experience almost 250 years of history and heritage, which are still being lived today. Nothing is stage-managed or recreated, so visitors are able to see and participate in the continuing life of this successful English manufacturer and exporter of fine quality ceramics. 
Tatton Park spans 2000 acres, with 1000 acres of deer park and 50 acres of gardens, as well as containing two historic houses. Originally owned by the Egerton family for nearly 400 years, today it is one of the National Trust's most popular attractions, hosting major events throughout the year. 
The Old Hall Country Club & Spa is set in peaceful Huntingdon, overlooking the Cheshire Plains. Treatments on offer range from facials to reflexology, hot stone massage, Indian head massage and lightwave therapy. 
Escape to the Alton Towers Theme Park & Resort, perfect for thrill seekers and families, with amazing roller coasters, rides and experiences. If adrenaline chasing isn't your thing take a relaxing stroll in the Gardens or ease away the worries at the Spa 
The city-centre Grosvenor Museum is a living monument to Chester's past. View everyday objects from the Roman Fortress of Deva or visit the Roman cemetery, where every tombstone has a tale to tell. Hands-on exhibits include an aqueduct model. 
Chester Cathedral boasts the most complete medieval monastic complex in the UK and records of a church on the current site date back to the early 10th century. Visitors can admire the medieval wood-carved choir stalls. 
 
Amerton Farm features an array of attractions for all the family, including a Play Barn, a Tea Room, the Amerton Railway, a complimentary therapy centre and a whole range of craft shops. 
Chester Racecourse is an award winning year round operation, attracting over 300,000 visitors annually at raceday fixtures and non-raceday events a like. 
Chester Zoo is situated just two miles north of the city centre. Spacious near-natural surroundings are home to 7000 animals, many of which are endangered. In fact, the zoo is part of a worldwide conservation programme. 
The McArthur Glen Designer Outlet Village at Cheshire Oaks is the largest in the McArthur Glen chain, offering great discounts of up to 50% on designer clothes. With over 120 shops to choose from and a wealth of eating options, this is a shopaholic's dream day out! 
Sporting a 71-metre long underwater tunnel, the Blue Planet Aquarium in Ellesmere Port houses 3.5 million litres of water and one of the largest collections of sharks in Europe, including sand tigers (related to the great white sharks), nurse sharks and lemon sharks. The very brave can even arrange to take a swim with them. 
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