North West England - City overview

With lake-filled landscapes, music-filled cities and seaside resorts, England’s North West has something for everyone. The mix of urban and rural landscapes makes of an interesting and exciting journey. We’ve selected some of the highlights of the cities of the North West.

Manchester

Known as the birthplace of the industrial revolution, the city has a proud legacy of science, industry, music, arts and sport. The city centre is packed with unique and eclectic restaurants, bars, shops and museums whilst the surrounding Greater Manchester region offers a patch-work of experiences including quaint market towns, traditional pubs and beautiful green spaces.

National Football Museum: Given that the city is home to two world-famous clubs, Manchester United and Manchester City, the museum allows visitors to learn the social history and culture of the much-loved sport, with objects and exhibitions showing how football became the game of our lives.

Imperial War Museum North: Walk through a timeline of history from the First World War to the present day. Explore a vast collection of over 2,000 objects, each one with the power to move, surprise and inspire.

Liverpool

This is a music city. Fans of the Beatles are well-catered for with tours of the childhood homes of John Lennon and Paul McCartney as well as the Cavern Club, which was synonymous with the city’s music scene. The Beatles Story exhibition and the British Music Experience will add to the soundtrack to your visit.

Knowsley Safari Park: Offering Liverpool’s wildest day out with a 550 acre safari drive and the chance to see some of the 700 wild animals, from baboons to lions, that live there.

Blackpool

Historically the UK’s favourite holiday resort, Blackpool is best known for its Illuminations, Tower and Pleasure Beach theme park. The Blackpool Tower houses the famous Ballroom, an aquarium, circus and waxworks. The seasonal illuminations run for six miles along the seafront and are a tourist attraction in their own right.

Chester

Known for its rows of black and white timber houses and medieval city walls, Chester allows visitors to step back in time and enjoy a more relaxed way of life.

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