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Welcome to Audlem
Audlem's St James Church
Audlem Barge
Bridge 80 of The Shropshire Union Canal
The Shropshire Union in Audlem

There are a wide range of attractions to visit in the local area — these are just a few suggestions:

  • Bridgemere Garden World
  • Historic town of Nantwich
  • Hack Green Secret Bunker
  • Hodnet Gardens
  • The Dorothy Clive Gardens
  • Hawkstone Park Follies

There are a large number of public footpaths in the area. Ask at the Marina Reception for a copy of the "Audlem Walks" leaflet for suggestions of circular routes. We also stock local OS maps.

Audlem has a wide range of facilities and has a large free car park. A Tourist Information Centre can be found in the newsagents on the main street. There is a range of shops serving most needs including a well stocked Co-op, a Boots Chemist, family butchers and a paper shop as well as many others. The canal can be reached by going to the village centre and turning right along Shropshire Street until you reach the Bridge Inn. A series of interpretation boards along the tow-path describe how the canal was built, how locks work and about life on the canal.

The three village pubs have car parks for customers and there is limited on-street parking for those shopping in the village centre. Special car parks are provided for some of the larger events such as Party on the Park. Look out for signs as you enter the village for these events.

Audlem has three fine pubs, two by the Shropshire Union canal and the third in the village centre. The Bridge Inn has recently been completely refurbished and is a welcoming family pub and restaurant with an outside terrace and features a well attended folk jamming session with a wide range of musicians and instruments on a Monday evening. The Shroppie Fly is situated next to the canal and has extensive outdoor seating next to the water. The Shroppie Fly hosts music on most Fridays and Saturdays. The Lord Combermere overlooks Audlem Square opposite the Church and is an excellent venue in the village centre for food and drink. It features a beer garden and has a weekly Tuesday night quiz.

Three cafes, the Old Priest House, The Deli and Farm Made, can be found in the village centre. There is also a Fish & Chip shop in Cheshire Street and an Indian Takeaway on the main street. The Village Butcher and a range of shops at Number 11 can be found just opposite the Public Hall on Cheshire Street.

Tourist Information Centre
Information on local attractions and things to do can all be found at Audlem's Tourist Information Centre at Williams' newsagents in the very centre of the Village. Ordinance Survey Map Explorer 257 covering much of South Cheshire, Audlem's own map of Parish Paths, a free leaflet detailing six local walks with maps, and other maps and guides are available.

You can get practical help and buy gifts, newspapers and magazines and much more. A range of Audlem' gifts has been developed which are available at the Newsagents/Tourist Information Centre and Post Office in the village centre and the Mill Shop on Audlem Wharf. Check out the new Audlem tea towels, jigsaws, coasters, postcards and the rest of the range.

Public toilets, including disabled facilities, are located at the entrance of the car park off Cheshire Street. Portaloos are often provided when major events are being staged.