Places to Visit

Are you looking for somewhere to visit to take some inspirational photographs? With Crewe being a major railway junction it’s easy to get to many big cites for a days photography. You’re spoiled for choice with places like Manchester, Liverpool, Chester, Birmingham, Stoke-on-Trent and North Wales within easy reach. Let the train take the strain!
This page contains some locations within a reasonable driving distance from Crewe you may wish to consider. Please check the appropriate website for opening times and there might be restrictions on photography. 
I’ll update this page as necessary and if any members would like to suggest additions to this page please contact Peter Robinson.

The National Trust.

The National Trust has some very photogenic sites in our area. If you want to visit several of them it might be worth you becoming a National Trust member.

Biddulph Grange Garden is an historic garden themed from world wide locations. Biddulph Grange’s website
Visit Tatton Park’s garden, farm, mansion and deer park near Knutsford, Cheshire.  Tatton Park’s Website
Little Morton Hall is a black and white timber framed mansion near Congleton. Little Moreton Hall’s Website
Quarry Bank Mill is a old textile factory near Wilmslow, Cheshire. Quarry Bank’s Website
Visit Dunham Massey’s mansion, garden and deer park near Altrincham, Cheshire  Dunham Massey’s Website
Speke Hall’s garden and estate are near Liverpool. Speke Hall’s Website
Visit Shugborough Hall’s estate and garden near Milford, Stafford. Shugborough Hall’s Website
Visit Chirk Castle and its garden near Wrexham. Chirk Castle’s Website
Visit Lyme Park’s mansion and its deer park near Stockport. Lyme Park’s Website

Animal Venues

Some of the National Trust deer parks above are great for stalking deers and there are other sites where you can photograph animals. Here’s a few-

Chester Zoo is the best Zoo in the country!  Chester Zoo’s website
Lions roam free at Knowsley Safari Park!  Knowsley Safari Park’s website
Gauntlet Birds of Prey near Knutsford have flying displays.  Details on their website
Trentham Monkey Forest near Trentham Gardens. (Closed over winter)  Monkey Forest’s website
Stockley Farm’s Birds near Arley  Stockley Farm’s website
Visit Cheshire Falcony near Northwich Cheshire Falcony’s website
The Blue Planet aquarium is a challenge to photograph. Blue Planet’s website

Museums and Galleries

Museums and Galleries might not be obvious places for photography but you might be surprised.

The Gladstone Pottery Museum in Longton, Stoke.  Gladstone’s website
The Black Country’s living museum near Dudley. The museum’s website
Blists Hill Victorian Village is a living museum near Telford. Blists Hill’s website
Middleport Pottery museum in Stoke. Middleport Pottery’s website
Ellesmere Port Boat Museum. The Boat Museum’s website
The Lion Salt Works museum and gallery in Northwich. The Salt Works’ website
Crewe Heritage Centre. The Heritage Centre’s website
Cosford RAF Museum has many aircraft on display . Cosford’ website

Parks and Gardens

Some parks and gardens have been listed above, but here are a few more that you might enjoy.

The Victorian Queens Park is in sunny Crewe. More Details here
The Dorothy Clive Gardens is near Woore. The Gardens’ website
Rode Hall for spring flower. Check opening times on  Rode Hall’s website
Visit Arley Hall’s gardens near Northwich.  Arley Hall’s website
Trentham Gardens are in Stoke. Trentham Garden’s website

Miscellaneous Venues

Here’s a few other photogenic locations that you may wish to visit.

Jodrell Bank could give you something a bit different. Jodrell Bank’s Website
Sch. It’s the Hack Green secret bunker. Not saying where it is though.  The Secret Bunkers’ website
Visit Norton Priory’s ruins, garden and museum near Runcorn . Norton Priorys’ website
Visit Manchester Airports Viewing Gallery . Viewing Gallery’s website