Visit Nantwich and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Nantwich, Cheshire. This is a pleasant old market town on the River Weaver. It was once a busy salt-producing town and still has facilities for brine-bathing, the brine springs having been noted in Roman times. Nantwich is surrounded by a rich agricultural area that produces Cheshire cheese. The town suffered a disastrous fire in 1583 when most of the buildings were destroyed. Rebuilding gave it a wealth of Elizabethan structures, and the Crown Hotel is an example of that period. There are at least a hundred buildings of architectural interest, including some of the Georgian period. There were about 400 salt works in the town in the reign of Henry VIII, but the industry had dwindled by the mid-l9th century. Nantwich was harassed by Welsh raids in earlier days, and during its Parliamentary allegiance in the Civil War was severely besieged by the Royalists. There is a group of almshouses built in the 17th century. The stone bridge over the Weaver was built in 1803, replacing one of 1663.
Churche's Mansion is a fine half-timbered Elizabethan merchant's house built in 1577 that survived the fire. The fine oak panelling was revealed during restoration. The large grammar school is also a l6th-century foundation.
St Mary's Church, one of the best in Cheshire, is a handsome structure in red sandstone with Decorated and Perpendicular work and a central octagonal tower. The church had considerable restoration in 1885, but there is a fine vaulted chancel of the 14th century with magnificent carved choir stalls. The font, the stone pulpit and the stone chancel screen are of note. Among the old window glass decoration is a Tree of Jesse.
Nearby cities: Stoke-on-Trent
Nearby towns: Chester, Crewe, Malpas, Market Drayton, Middlewich, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Tarporley, Whitchurch
Nearby villages: Adderley, Alsager, Arclid, Audlem, Audley, Barbridge, Barthomley, Basford, Betchton, Betley, Bunbury, Burland, Calveley, Church Minshull, Cotebrook, Darnhall, Duddon, Elworth, Holmes Chapel, Ightfield, Keele, Leighton, Little Budworth, Madeley, Madeley Heath, Maer, Middlewich, Mucklestone, Nantwich, Newhall, Norton in Hales, Onneley, Pipe Gate, Platt Lane, Ridley, Sandbach, Swettenham, Tarporley, Tilstock, Walgherton, Wardle, Warmingham, Weston, Weymouth, Whitmore, Willaston, Woore, Wrenbury, Wybunbury
Have you decided to visit Nantwich or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Nantwich bed and breakfast (a Nantwich B&B or Nantwich b and b)
- a Nantwich guesthouse
- a Nantwich hotel (or motel)
- a Nantwich self-catering establishment, or
- other Nantwich accommodation