Attractions and Places to Visit in Crewe
During the 19th century Crewe was one of the world's greatest railway workshops and was a hotbed of craft and invention, building elegant locomotives that brought wealth and prestige to the town.
Crewe’s location on the West Coast Main Line, and its huge junction and railway station, make it one of the key towns on the British transport map. Originally a station alone, Crewe is also unique in being one of the only places in the country that was built to serve the railways completely – instead of the other way around.
There’s a local legend that Crewe’s expansive Queen’s Park, which was designed and laid out by a locomotive engineer, was an attempt to prevent the Great Western Railway from creating a rival station to the Crewe junction. Whether this is true or not is impossible to prove. What is true is that the effect Crewe has had on the UK railway system, and the effect the railway system has had on Crewe, are central to the history both of the town and the Cheshire area as a whole.
From fabulous art exhibitions at the City Art Gallery, discovering the city’s history at the Museums and Garden to seeing chart topping bands, whatever your mood, Crewe has an attraction or activity to delight your senses.