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Crewe train station - the gateway to the north-west

Crewe train station is a hub of north-west England with its position as a main junction on the West Coast Main Line. Offering 90-minute services to London plus trains to many other British mainline stations, Crewe station's 12 platforms are kept busy. You can grab a cup of tea and a newspaper for your journey and there are several car parks Nearby, offering the opportunity to explore the Cheshire countryside plus Crewe itself, which has strong historical railway connections.

Railway history in Crewe

Crewe's station was built in 1837 and the town has a strong railway tradition. Even the football team are nicknamed The Railwaymen and you can catch a game at Nearby Alexandra Stadium. Crewe Heritage Centre offers a good value day out with hands-on railway-related fun - do check for opening times first. Take the kids to Lakemore Farm Park or for a more unusual experience head to Hack Green Nuclear Bunker, a 35,000 square foot underground complex that will fascinate history buffs. Beer drinkers in the party will enjoy a visit to Offbeat Brewery and on a sunny day head to the glorious Queen's Park for a breath of fresh air and a go on the outdoor gym.

Take a walk on the wild side at Chester

Beautiful Chester is around a 20-minute drive away, and offers a world-famous zoo plus great shops and restaurants. Don't miss a walk round the stunning medieval Rows. Looking for a cheap hotel Near Crewe train station? Travelodge Crewe Hotel is a good bet or Travelodge Crewe Barthomley Hotel's great for the M6.