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Discover the locations and experiences that will make your holiday extra special, as we round up the best bits of Northern England by theme, including everything from the best steam train journeys to top local cuisine.

8 of the North’s most vibrant creative cities

Discover Northern England’s galleries, theatres and creative quarters.

7 places in Northern England to find your creative genius

Explore the landscapes that inspired England’s most famous authors and artists.

9 of Northern England’s most awe-inspiring national parks and AONBs

Visit Northern England’s national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty.

7 ways to get your culture fix in Northern England’s countryside

Northern England is a wonderful place to escape the city for some countryside culture.

9 ways to get your adrenalin pumping in Northern England

Ignite your adventurous spirit with epic potholing, historic hikes and scenic cycle rides.

8 places in Northern England gracing a screen near you

From the world’s first UNESCO City of Film to scenery that helped Harry Potter leap effortlessly from print to screen, the North of England has an unrivalled movie legacy.

9 of the tastiest treats in Northern England

The North of England is full of renowned restaurants, scrumptious delicacies, and foodie innovations that have impressed foodies across the world.

9 places to time travel in Northern England

The North of England is bursting with places to transport you back in time. The area is crammed with amazing historical sites and interactive museums.

6 of the greatest literary heroes from Northern England

Northern England has seven areas of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) and five national parks for you to explore.

9 jaw-dropping drives in the North of England

Northern England is full of scenic routes that will have you pulling over after every corner. Follow the paths of witches, poets and even Harry Potter.

9 of the most stunning journeys by rail and water in Northern England

Explore Northern England’s waterways and railways and for a different perspective on this beautiful, historic region.

8 right royal escapes in Northern England

Northern England is liberally scattered with castles, stately homes and aristocratic families… and all the turmoil, grandeur and intrigue that goes hand in hand with them.


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