The best of the North West of England

The north west of England is well known for its historic cities, stomach rich culture and stunning scenery. So what shouldn’t you miss on a trip to the North West? Here are some ideas to get you started…

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Chester

Chester is a beautiful, historic town. Favoured by tourists as a wonderful romantic destination, Chester is a great place to visit for night, a weekend or a longer break as there really is just so much to do. In the city centre, the rows, the unique shopping streets, with shops on two levels are a wonderful place for shopping in independent and individual shops. As well as the rows, there is a stunning amphitheatre and roman gardens that make Chester truly unique. The city walls are a lovely place to walk around; the two mile route provides amazing views of the city, passing the river Dee and the dramatic cathedral and across the Cheshire Plain.

The Grosvenor Museum is the place to head to if you want to learn more about the city and its history, plus it’s totally free too. In the summer months, head down to the banks of the River Dee, where particularly in on hot sunny days there is a wonderful atmosphere and some great restaurants and cafes where you can sit out and watch the world go by. What could be more perfect!

Liverpool

Liverpool is a wonderful, vibrant city and a must see location on a trip to the North West. Its strong marine history is clear to see, with fascinating museums documenting Liverpool’s maritime history. The Albert Dock is home to some of Liverpool’s best museums like the Museum of Liverpool and the Maritime Museum as well as the place to visit the Tate Gallery and The Beatles Story.

Music lovers and Beatles loves in particular won’t want to miss out on taking a trip to The Cavern , the club that helped the Beatles to launch their career in the 1960, where you can pick up some of the best Beatles memorabilia and even go on a bus tour of the most important Beatles locations in Liverpool.

The Lake District

The Lake District National Park is a truly stunning part of the world. With amazing walks, charming tourist towns, quaint local pubs and dazzling lakes, it’s really no surprise that the Lake District is a popular tourist destination all year round. Because of this there is a vast variety of holiday accommodation and facilities to choose from including charming holiday cottages to rent in the Lake District as well as guest houses, hotels and campsites.

The charming tourist hotspots of Ambleside, Grasmere and Kendal, make a great place to and enjo0y the serene landscape and relaxed pace of life. Alternatively, choose to ramp the action up to the max and indulge in some action packed adventures like mountain biking and waterskiing or even skydiving and paragliding!

If you are planning a trip to the North West of England then be sure to check out Sykes Holiday Cottages website, for holiday cottages all over the region.

 

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