Pillory St, Nantwich CW5 5BQ, UK
About Nantwich Museum
Nantwich Museum is a local museum housed in the former public library in the town of Nantwich, Cheshire, northwest England, founded in 1980. The Museum has galleries telling the story of Nantwich through the ages: Roman salt making, Tudor Nantwich’s Great Fire, the Civil War and Battle of Nantwich (1644), and the more recent clock making, shoe and clothing industries.
Attractions near Nantwich Museum
Cholmondeley Castle is a country house in the civil parish of Cholmondeley, Cheshire, England. Together with its adjacent formal gardens, it is surrounded by parkland. Nestled within historic parkland our 70acres of beautiful gardens offer magnificent displays through the seasons and are filled with color and botanical delights.
The Shropshire Union Canal is a charmingly rural and isolated waterway for much of its length. With stretches where there are no towns for miles. It runs from the edge of urban Wolverhampton through some of the most underpopulated areas of England to the River Mersey at Ellesmere Port, about sixty miles in all and taking a fairly leisurely four days to cruise.
The Sandstone Trail is one of the finest and most popular long-distance walks in North West England. It offers 34 miles/55 kilometers of superb, unbroken walking over some of the finest countrysides in Cheshire and northern Shropshire. Much of the route follows the Mid Cheshire Ridge but in places, the trail also passes through the Cheshire Plain, including farmland, woodland, and canal towpaths.
Beeston was originally built as a bastion of power for the Earl Ranulf of Chester. As it’s a little-out-of the way, it was never a site of significant historical importance, but it’s steeped in persistent rumor – persuasive legends tell of the buried treasure of Richard II, who hid bags of gold somewhere on-site. The striking ruins of this 13th-century castle stand on a 500-foot high cliff of red sandstone, providing excellent views of the surrounding countryside.
Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre is the only Shire Horse stud farm in the UK open to the public, with up to 30 shires to see during the stud season. As well as the fabulous Shire horses there is a selection of British animals and birdlife both wild and domesticated including rare breeds.
The Dorothy Clive Garden is a charitable garden trust, set up by Colonel Harry Clive as a place of rest and continued horticultural education for the general public. Located in glorious countryside on the North Staffordshire, Shropshire and Cheshire borders, the garden is both formal and informal, hosting a network of paths that invite the visitor to explore and discover the intimacy and tranquility of the garden.
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Cheshire, a geographic and historic county and former administrative county of northwestern England. The county covers 905 square miles and has a population of around 1 million. It is mostly rural, with a number of small towns and villages supporting the agricultural and other industries which produce Cheshire cheese, salt, chemicals, and silk.