Days Out in North West England

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Madame Tussauds Blackpool

89 Promenade, Blackpool, Lancashire FY1 5AA, UK

Go Ape Whinlatter Forest

Go Ape Whinlatter, Whinlatter Forest Park, Whinlatter Pass, Braithwaite, Keswick, Cumbria CA12 5TW, United Kingdom

Giraffe Encounter at South Lakes Safari Zoo

South Lakes Safari Zoo, Melton Terrace, Lindal in Furness, Ulverston, UK

Big Cat Hand Feeding Experience at South Lakes Safari Zoo

South Lakes Safari Zoo, Melton Terrace, Lindal in Furness, Ulverston, UK

Go Ape Rivington

Great House Barn, Rivington, Bolton BL6 7SB, UK

Go Ape Grizedale

Go Ape Grizedale, Go Ape, Grizedale, Ambleside LA22 0QJ, United Kingdom

Go Ape Delamere Forest

Delamere Forest, Ashton Road, Northwich CW8 2JD, United Kingdom

Go Ape Blackburn

PFRJ+7H Blackburn, UK

Vertical Skills – Ghyll Scrambling

163 A593, Coniston LA21 8HJ, UK

Go North West Science and Industry Museum

Science and Industry Museum, Liverpool Road, Manchester, UK

Mersey Ferry River Explorer Cruise

Mersey Ferries, George Parade, Liverpool, UK

Manchester City Stadium Tour

Manchester City Stadium Tour, Ashton New Rd, Manchester M11 3FF

Zip World – Manchester Adventures

Zip World Manchester, Saint Margaret's Road, Manchester M25 2GT, UK

Zip World – Windermere Adventures

Brockhole on Windermere The Lake District Visitor Centre, Lake District National Park, Ecclerigg, Windermere, UK

The Gruffalo & Friends Clubhouse

The Gruffalo & Friends Clubhouse, The Gruffalo & Friends Clubhouse, The Promenade, Blackpool, UK

The Beatles Story

The Beatles Story Exhibition/Museum, Liverpool, UK

Chester Boats

Souters Lane, The Groves CH1 1SZ

Ten Lakes Spectacular Tour from Windermere

Victoria St. Windermere, LA23 1AD

Strawberry Field

Liverpool L25 6EJ

Liverpool FC Stadium Tour

222 Anfield Rd, Anfield, Liverpool L4 0TQ, UK

Liverpool Cycle Tours Ltd

Kings Dock Street, Liverpool, Merseyside L1 8JU, UK

Liverpool Beatles Museum

Unit 14 Cavern Walks, 8 Mathew St, Liverpool L2 6RE, UK

RHS Garden Bridgewater, Manchester

Occupation Road, Worsley, Manchester M28 2LJ, UK

Port Sunlight Village Trust

56 Greendale Rd, Bebington, Wirral CH62 5DG, UK

iFly Manchester

iFLY Manchester Indoor Skydiving, 9 Trafford Way, Trafford Park, Stretford, Manchester, Manchester M41 7JA, UK

Coastal Tram Tour from Blackpool

Blackpool North Pier, Promenade, Blackpool, UK

Inch Perfect Trials Bikes

Inch Perfect Trials - UK's Ultimate Trials Destination!, Whitewell, Clitheroe BB7 3AU, UK

Liverpool City Sights

Anchor Courtyard, Liverpool L3 4AS, UK

Chester Cycle Tours

Castle Drive, Chester CH1 1SL, UK

Catalyst Science Discovery Centre and Museum

Gossage Bldg, Mersey Rd, Widnes WA8 0DF, UK

Canal Cruise Lancashire

Lancashire Canal Cruises, Crabtree Lane, Burscough, Ormskirk, Lancashire, UK

Deva Roman Discovery Centre

1-2 Bridge Street, Chester CH1 1NG, England, United Kingdom

Derwent Pencil Museum

Keswick, Cumbria CA12 5NG, UK

Coniston Launch Cruises

Cumbria CA12 4AB

Blackpool Promenade Tram Tour

Blackpool North Pier, Promenade, Blackpool, UK

Ascent Trampoline Park Blackpool

Ascent Trampoline Park, Cornford Road, Blackpool, UK

Freedome Trampoline Park

Coliseum Leisure Park Cheshire Oaks Way CH65 9HD

The Deck 747 flight simulator

Taurus hangar City Airport, Barton, Liverpool Rd, Eccles, Manchester M30 7SA, UK

Crocky Trail

The Crocky Trail, Guy Lane, Waverton, Chester CH3 7PH, UK

Adventure Golf

Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Ocean Blvd, Blackpool, UK

UA Trampoline Park

UA Trampoline Park, Navigation Park, Road One, Winsford Industrial Estate, Winsford CW7 3RL, UK

Airvault

Wingates Industrial Park, 1002 Great Bank Rd, Westhoughton, Bolton BL5 3XE, UK

Liverpool Cathedral

Liverpool Cathedral, St James Rd, Liverpool L1 7AZ, UK

Carlisle Cathedral

Abbey Street, Carlisle, Cumbria CA3 8TZ, UK

Blackburn Cathedral

Cathedral Close, Blackburn BB1 5AA, UK

Manchester Cathedral

Victoria Street, Manchester M3 1SX, UK

Oxygen Wilmslow

Oxygen Wilmslow, Epsom Ave, Handforth, Wilmslow SK9 3PW, UK

Sandcastle Water Park

South Beach car park, Blackpool FY4 1BB, UK

Alderley Edge

Macclesfield Road, Macclesfield SK10 4UB, UK

Gisburn Forest

Gisburn Forest Hub, Stephen Park, Dale Head BB7 4TS

Create It Cheadle

37 Wilmslow Road, Cheadle SK8 1DR, UK

Legoland Discovery Centre – Manchester

LEGOLAND Discovery Centre, Trafford Park, Stretford, Manchester, UK

Sea Life – Blackpool

Sea Life, Promenade, Blackpool FY1 5AA, UK

Sea Life – Manchester

SEA LIFE Manchester, The Trafford Centre, Trafford Park, Stretford, Manchester M17 8AS, UK

Blackpool Tower

Blackpool Tower, Blackpool, UK

The World of Beatrix Potter

Crag Brow, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, Cumbria LA23 3BX, UK

Wordsworth

Dove Cottage, Grasmere, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 9SH, UK

Windermere Lake Cruises

Lake Windermere, United Kingdom

West Lancashire Light Railway

30 Station Rd, Hesketh Bank, Preston PR4 6EN, UK

South Tynedale Railway

Alston, Alston, Cumbria CA9 3JB, UK

Ravenglass Railway

Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, Ravenglass, Cumbria CA18 1SW, UK

East Lancashire Railway

East Lancashire Railway (Bolton Street Station), Bolton Street, Bury, UK

Pictura Studios

5 Eastgate Row, Chester, CH1 1LQ

Martin Mere Wetland Centre

Fish Lane, Burscough, Ormskirk, Lancashire L40 0TA, UK

Bewilderwood Cheshire

Bickley Moss, Whitchurch SY13 4JQ, UK

Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo, Chester, UK

Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre

Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre, Cotebrook, Tarporley, UK

Rode Hall & Gardens

Rode Hall & Gardens, Church Lane, Scholar Green, UK

Cheshire Craft Workshop

Cheshire Craft Workshop, Chester Road, Northwich, UK

Wizz Kids

Wizz Kidz, Bridge Street, Saltney, Chester, UK

Southport Pleasureland

Southport Pleasureland, Marine Drive, Southport, UK

World Museum

World Museum, Liverpool, UK

Blackpool Zoo

Blackpool Zoo, East Park Drive, Blackpool, UK

Chill Factore

Chill Factore, Stretford, Manchester, UK

Blue Planet Aquarium

Blue Planet Aquarium, Ellesmere Port, UK

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Ocean Blvd, Blackpool, UK

Southport Model Railway Village

Southport Model Railway Village, Kings Gardens, Lower Promenade, Southport, UK

Jungle Parc

Jungle Parc UK Ltd, Liverpool, UK

Acorn Farm

Acorn Farm, Depot Road, Kirkby, Liverpool, UK

Knowsley Safari

Museum of Science and Industry

Museum of Science and Industry, Liverpool Road, Manchester, UK

Laser Quest and the Rock

Laser Quest and Rock, Manchester, The Trafford Centre, Stretford, Manchester, UK

Ribble Steam Railway

Chain Caul Rd, Preston PR2 2PD, UK

Hoghton Tower

Hoghton Tower, Hoghton, Preston, UK

Leighton Hall

Leighton Hall, Carnforth, UK

Smithills Open Farm

Smithills Open Farm, Smithills Dean Rd, Bolton, UK

Levens Hall

Levens Hall, Kendal, UK

Hutton In The Forest

Hutton-in-the-Forest, Penrith, UK

Honister Slate Mine

Honister Slate Mine, Honister Pass, Keswick, UK

Lakeland Wildlife Oasis

Lakeland Wildlife Oasis, Hale, Milnthorpe, UK

Lakeland Motor Museum

Lakeland Motor Museum, Backbarrow, Ulverston, UK

Abbeywood Gardens

Abbeywood Gardens, Chester Road, Delamere, Northwich, UK

Arley Hall & Gardens

Arley Hall & Gardens, Northwich, UK

Norton Priory

Norton Priory Museum & Gardens, Tudor Road, Runcorn, UK

Cholmondeley Castle Gardens

382G+33 Malpas, UK

Chester Cathedral

Chester Cathedral, Chester, UK

Information about North West England

North West England consists of the five counties of Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside. The North West had a population of 7,052,000 in 2011. It is the third most populated region in the United Kingdom after the South East and Greater London.

There are so many magical places to visit and things to do 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.

The Northern West of England is famous for its varied and dramatic landscapes, which are home to many of Britain’s magnificent and beautiful National Parks. The Lake District affords the most dramatic scenery with craggy mountains leading down to beautifully mirrored reflections on the still peaceful lakes. Wide open stretches of hills and dales are riven with fast flowing rivers spanned by old stone bridges. Towns and villages are filled with dark stone houses and buildings that offer a constant reminder of the rich industrial heritage of this area. The broad sandy beaches along the west coast provide a haven from the industrious and vibrant cities beyond.

The North West of England is most famous for its beautiful Lake District, which has inspired so many poets and authors over the centuries. Spectacular scenery and a feast of local produce to try provides a wonderful way to enjoy a summer cottage holiday, romantic break or family gathering. This is an area to seek out active enjoyment; to walk, climb on the mountains, to sail and fish on the lakes and tarns, cycle or challenge yourself to a high rope walk. For the less energetic who, nevertheless want to enjoy the spectacular scenery, there are some fantastic pubs and restaurants where you can enjoy local, seasonal produce, such as Herdwick meat, Morecambe Bay shrimps, locally made cheese, Cumberland sausage, sticky toffee pudding or a local beer. The National Trust cares for a quarter of the Lake District, including the central fell area, the major valley heads and six of the main lakes and much of their shoreline.