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Driving around Crewe with a rental car

Crewe is a convenient base from which to explore the rest of the north west of England with a rental car.With Driveboo, you can easily compare different car rental offers and book your rental car directly online. Crewe, a small railway town in Cheshire, is the ideal holiday destination for those who seek some peace and quiet amidst the vacation craze.

For many years, the city has been best known as a major manufacturer of locomotives. Today, Crewe is a great destination for those wanting to escape mass tourism and crowded spaces. It offers an interesting choice of entertainment venues, restaurants serving local specialties, and a number of tourist attractions located in its city center.

Where is it best to rent a car in Crewe?

Car hire companies are rather popular in Crewe so finding a vehicle with all your dream features won’t be a problem. However, for those visitors who are travelling to Crewe by plane, the easiest way to hire a car is directly at the airport.

The nearest airport to Crewe is Manchester Airport (MAN) situated 28.7 miles (46 km) from the city center. Renting a car at the airport will grant you the additional freedom to do some sightseeing on your way to Crewe.

The ideal insurance for your rental car in Crewe

When searching for a car online, you might come across one of the terms below:

  • Car Excess Reimbursement
  • Total Damage Excess Waiver (TDEW)
  • Fully Refundable Excess
  • Excess Protection

They are all related to the purchase of additional insurance for your hired vehicle. Online purchase is more affordable in comparison to the offer at car rental companies.

It is advisable to read the terms and conditions of your agreement carefully so that you can make a fully informed choice when it comes to any additional insurance of the vehicle. This type of insurance may cover the damage of such vehicle parts as glass or wheels. There are additional options as well—they might include acts of vandalism, legal aid, accidents, etc.

Driving a rental car in England

The most important thing to remember is that in England, drivers have to stick to the left side of the road. Inexperienced drivers are advised to first practice their skills on less frequented roads.

In order to hire a car, you should be at least 18 years of age and be a holder of a valid driving licence. A European driver's licence is sufficient. All passengers must wear seat belts, but drivers are only responsible for themselves and minors.

What are the speed limits for cars in Crewe?

Type of road Maximum speed in mph Maximum speed in km/h
Motorway 70 mph 112 km/h
Built-up areas 30 mph 48 km/h
Single carriageway 60 mph 96 km/h

Emergency phone numbers in England

Emergency situation Phone number
Police 999 or 112
Fire 999 or 112
Ambulance 999 or 112

Explore the surroundings of Crewe with a rental car

Renting a car will grant you the freedom to treat Crewe as a charming gateway to Cheshire, North West England, and the West Midlands.

From Crewe, you can easily drive to Birmingham, an important industrial and cultural centre of the region. After exploring the city’s attractions, you will have the opportunity to visit Cadbury World, where you can take part in a guided tour offering insight into the production process of the famous chocolate. Why not visit the cultural hub of Liverpool, with its references to the Beatles, or head for the industrial city of Manchester, which is also a shopping metropolis?

A rental car is also perfect if you want to take a trip into the countryside. The extensive Peak District National Park offers multiple lakes, green zones, and plenty of space for a stroll with your family. It is also a great place to pursue outdoor activities, such as bike riding or trekking.

Destination Distance by car in miles Distance by car in kilometers Time
Cadbury World 62.2 miles 100 km 1 h 19 min
Birmingham 57.1 miles 92 km 1 h 7 min
Liverpool 47.9 miles 77 km 1 h 11 min
Manchester 36.0 miles 58 km 1 h 42 min
Peak National District 33.5 miles 53 km 1 h 5 min

Highlights of Crewe - perfect to discover with a rental car

  • Crewe Heritage Centre
    Crewe Heritage Centre is a railway museum which offers an insight into the history of the city and its connections with the locomotive manufacturing industry. The museum can be found between Crewe town centre and Crewe railway station. The exhibits include an Advanced Passenger Train, signal boxes, and various types of locomotives.
  • Queens Park
    This picturesque spot is an extensive municipal park offering tranquillity and beautiful views. The public park was opened at the end of the 19th century and is ideal for holidaymakers seeking various types of outdoor activities. It is home to the largest lake area in the region, and you can hire boats here. A stroll in the park won’t be complete without a visit to the Victorian clock tower, the park’s several fountains, and a visit to the historical monuments within the park boundaries.
  • Englesea Brook Chapel and Museum
    The chapel is situated in a small village near Crewe. It dates back to the first half of the 19th century. It is one of the finest examples of the earliest chapels of the Primitive Methodist movement. Inside, visitors will find a historic pipe organ as well as various artifacts connected with the movement’s activities.
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