Nantwich is a market town and civil parish in the Borough of Cheshire East and the county of Cheshire, England. It is situated on the Cheshire Plain, on the shores of the River Weaver. The Shropshire Union Canal passes through to the west of the town on an embankment, crossing the A534 through an iron aqueduct, with the basin being a popular mooring for visitors to the town. Nantwich is about 4 miles south-west of Crewe and 20 miles south-east of Chester. In accordance with the 2011 census, Nantwich has a permanent population of about 17424 and is host to a variety of different occasions held during the course of the year. The International Cheese Awards are completed in Nantwich as a part of Nantwich Show, which is an annual agricultural showcase held at the Dorfold Hall estate in July. The 83000 square foot marquee that holds the awards has had up to 4425 separate cheese entries from about 26 nations. Another popular celebration involving food is the annual Nantwich Food Festival, which occurs in the town centre over the first weekend in September. Regenerated as a free-entry fair in 2010, the fair draws many artisan producers from both the local area and further afield, and presents chef demonstrations, family activities and entertainment. It draws in approximately 30000 visitors a year. The town is known for having the most extensive collection of historical structures in the county. Most of the listed structures can be located in the town centre, found within the 38 hectares (94 acres) of conservation area, which generally follows the perimeters of the late medieval and early post-medieval town. For all your home upgrades, make sure to make use of trusted experts in Nantwich to make certain of quality.