The Cheshire town of Crewe lies between Chester and Stoke-on-Trent. Founded as a railway town in 1841, it is now home to around 68,000 people. Crewe is handy for the M6 and is known as "the gateway to the north west" thanks to its excellent rail links to many parts of the country, including London, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Cardiff.
Crewe boasts a modern town centre along with a few gems of Victorian architecture. An open-air market is held on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Queen's Park provides ample green space and a boating lake, too. Local attractions include the Heritage Centre, which charts the town's railway history and the Jacobean splendour of Crewe Hall, on the edge of town. There's a cinema in Crewe as well as the Lyceum Theatre. Bentley cars are manufactured in Crewe, at the Pyms Lane factory.