North West England

Visit North West England

There are so many magical places to visit in North West England. Take in the serenity of Cumbria’s Lake District and scale the heights of England’s only mountain range. Experience the untamed ruggedness of Lancashire’s Trough of Bowland; perfect hiking, cycling and motoring territory. See where many of England’s greatest pop groups formed with a city break in Liverpool or Manchester, and treat yourself to a shopping spree whilst there. Being the home of the industrial revolution, housing the Roman City of Chester and boasting a rich sporting pedigree, this region is steeped in history and intrigue – the only question is where to visit first.

Explore North West England

From the beautiful countryside, delightful coastline and everything from bustling cities to villages unchanged by the hands of time, there is something to charm everyone in North West England. Find things to do in North West England below and embark on a host of undiscovered treasures.

Explore Blackpool


Famous for its Tower and Promenade, seven miles of award-winning, golden beaches and the magic of the Illuminations; it’s time to take a fresh look at this favourite British seaside town.

Explore Cheshire


Come to this north-western county prepped for country hikes, stately-homes, castles and high-end shopping. Find a host of things to do in Cheshire.

Explore Chester


Explore the rambling stately mansions and turreted castles of the northwest, with landscaped gardens to die for. Wildlife lovers can meet tiny bugs to giant Asian elephants at Chester Zoo.

Visit Cumbria


Beholding mountains, lakes and some of the most glorious scenery to be found anywhere on Earth, Cumbria is a place of jaw-dropping beauty and everlasting inspiration. Find things to do in Cumbria.

Explore Manchester


One of England’s premier cities, Manchester offers a great shopping experience, an unbeatable nightlife, with restaurants, theatres and bars to accommodate all tastes. Discover the best things to do in Manchester.

Explore the Lake District

Lake District

Sky-piercing peaks and rugged valleys overlooking deep, glassy lakes. If you like hiking or mountain-biking through dramatic scenery, the Lake District National Park fits the bill.

Experience Lancashire


Hearty casseroles, brisk Pennine walks and neon-lit seaside towns – there's something heart-warming about this county, and lots to do for the urban dweller or countryside enthusiast. Find things to do in Lancashire.

Explore Liverpool


Grand listed buildings, riverside panoramas – and a city bursting with both pop and culture. Trips to this Merseyside city start at Liverpool Pier to snap the trio of iconic buildings.

Explore Merseyside


The county home of Liverpool, Merseyside serves up a rich cultural feast from city to countryside, two of the country’s most-famous football teams, and a rich maritime history. Find out more things to do in Merseyside.

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