Landscapes filled with lakes, estuaries buzzing with birdlife and revolutionary cities with sporting histories: the North West has something for everyone. Explore iconic cities that are as famous for their music scenes as their grand industrial buildings and museums. Hear The Beatles resonate from street corners in Liverpool and the Stone Roses and Oasis rock in fashionable Manchester. Switch off the sound in the Lake District as you retrace trails between ethereal peaks, fells and tarn lakes. Or head for the bright lights of the seaside under hedonistic Blackpool's blazing seafront illuminations. Welcome to a sports lovers' paradise with county crickets grounds, iconic horse races and Premiership football clubs to boot.
North West England
As the nights draw in, make yourself at home in a 13th century royal retreat that is anything but old and stuffy.
Location: Penrith, Cumbria
Treat your loved one and yourself to a new level of luxury with your very own hot tub suite at Applegarth Villa, nestled in the heart of Windermere.
Location: Windermere, Cumbria
Indulge yourself at Woodland Spa in Lancashire and take your pick from a wealth of relaxing treatments – from facials and manicures to holistic treatments.
Location: Burnley, Lancashire