Why Visit Nantwich?
Nantwich is a beautiful historic Market town dating from medieval times. It began as a valuable salt producing town. The salt was extracted from natural brine springs, which still provide water for our unique outdoor swimming pool at the local swimming baths today.
We have many beautiful Tudor black and white buildings, including Churche’s Mansion built in 1577 and 46 High Street built in 1584.
St Mary’s Parish Church opened for worship in 1405. This striking red sandstone building is worth a visit, guides and souvenirs are available from the church shop.
Visitors interested in our history can find out more from Nantwich Museum on Pillory Street.
Nantwich is great for shoppers we have over 100 shops many unique, including clothing boutiques and local renowned food retailers. The indoor and outdoor market is open three days a week; Tuesdays 9-1, Thursdays 9-3 and Saturdays 9-4. The Farmers Market of fresh, seasonal, locally sourced goods is on the last Saturday every month. We also have many cafés, restaurants, coffee shops and pubs.
Those who enjoy walking they can take a picturesque stroll along the River Weaver or canal. The loop walk is three miles long and the leaflet is available from tourist information.
Nantwich has several popular annual festivals. The Jazz & Blues Festival runs over Easter weekend with live music on the town square, in pubs and at the Civic Hall. The Food and Drink Festival is in September every year with various marquees all over the town. Nantwich Show is a popular one day agricultural event based at Reaseheath College and it is always on the last Wednesday of July. On Holly Holy Day in January, the Sealed Knot re-enact the Battle of Nantwich. Other events include the annual Words and Music Festival in October, Weaver Wander Car Rally in July and the North West Triathlon. Nantwich Civic Hall hosts a variety of events from live acts to Fairs and is the home of Nantwich Tourist Information.
Visitors can pick up leaflets from Nantwich Information Centre and we have two shopmobility scooters that are free to hire for the day. The Tourist Information is open weekdays 9:00am-4:30pm.
Directions from M6
Leave the M6 at Junction 16. Exit the roundabout along the A500 signposted Nantwich. At the next 3 roundabouts take 2nd exit to Nantwich (A500), then 1st exit to Nantwich (A500) and 2nd exit again to Nantwich (A500). At Cheerbrook Roundabout use 2nd exit A51 (towards Stone) onto Newcastle Rd (B5074) then at the traffic lights continue straight. Take 2nd exit at the next roundabout then 2nd exit onto Millstone Lane over the mini roundabout. Left at the traffic lights onto Beam Street, Nantwich Civic Hall and the bus station drop of point will appear on your left.
Free Coach Parking Scheme
Nantwich Town Council and Crewe & Nantwich Weaver Rotary Club are working together to provide free parking for coaches.
Outside Nantwich Civic Hall is an excellent drop off point close to the town centre. The coach parking and meal vouchers need to be collected from Tourist information inside the Civic Hall. Visitors can pick up leaflets from here to help them enjoy their day or ask questions about the town.
Nantwich Tourist information is open weekdays 9am to 4.30pm.
The coach park is at Nantwich Town Football Club, directions are on the map opposite.
To the Driver
Welcome to Nantwich, collect your parking voucher from the Civic Hall drop-off point… and don’t forget your meal voucher worth £5 at various cafes around the town.
Your passengers can visit Tourist Information inside the Civic Hall to collect leaflets and plan their day.
The coach park is at Nantwich Town Football Club. Drive left along Beam Street (from Market Street), then turn right at the traffic lights. Turn right again at the next traffic lights intothe football ground as shown on the map below.
The Town Centre is a 5 minute walk along Waterlode.