North West Tourist Information

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Last updated: 8th Jul 2014

The North West featuring the areas of Lancashire, Merseyside, Cheshire and Greater Manchester, is a diverse region consisting of some of the UK’s most impressive countryside, its biggest and most dynamic cities, and a beautiful coastline that stretches for miles. The area has a rich history, with an industrial grounding mainly in textiles, and it boasts a large number of historic mills now converted into luxury apartments, craft centres, great discount shopping outlets or heritage visitor attractions.

Museum of Liverpool on the city's World Heritage Waterfront

Museum of Liverpool on the city's World Heritage Waterfront

The North West has outstanding transport links. Manchester and Liverpool Airports are two of the country's busiest airports, and flights from Blackpool Airport carry passengers to a small number of European destinations. The North West region includes the Isle of Man, easily reached by ferry, the spectacular Lake District National Park and parts of the Peak District National Park.

A centre for festivals and events, The North West plays host to iconic dance festival Creamfields and numerous musical weekenders. Internationally acclaimed arts and literary festivals are held annually in North West cities, with major events including Liverpool's Beatles Week and the Manchester International Festival.

National Football Museum & Printworks, Manchester City Centre

National Football Museum & Printworks, Manchester City Centre

Shopping paradise is right here in the North West where you'll find some of the best UK city shopping experiences around Manchester with its central Arndale and chic Northern Quarter vintage emporiums and quirky gifts shops. Liverpool ONE shopping centre and Manchester's Trafford Centre are two of the most popular shopping centres in the country and don't miss a tour of the timber fronted Rows housing chic designer fashion boutiques in Chester.

The North West is tailor-made for families featuring a huge choice of family attractions from Chester Zoo and Blackpool Pleasure Beach theme park to Knowsley Safari Park and Legoland at the Trafford Centre. Culture lovers will find plenty to please across the region's many award-winning museums and galleries including the free entry Museum of Liverpool and Tate Gallery on the city's World Heritage waterfront and in Manchester the National Football Museum in the city centre and the award-winning Imperial War Museum North and The Lowry at Salford Quays.

Leeds & Liverpool Canal at Foulridge, Lancashire

Leeds & Liverpool Canal at Foulridge, Lancashire

The ancient counties of Lancashire and Cheshire are rich in beautiful heritage sites, canals and gardens. Walk part of the old Roman city walls in Chester and take a tour of ancient castles at Lancaster and Clitheroe! This is an English region rich in themes from football and industrial heritage, canals to real ales and the best of UK rock and pop music scenes. If you're looking for that extra spice and character in your short break or holiday - the North West is where to find it! Plan your North West break online now!

Accommodation in North West England

Stunning Victorian holiday home with Bay Views. Ten minute stroll from Douglas centre. Parking, beautiful interior & welcome pack. WiFi available for a small extra fee. Sleeps 4.
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Secluded holiday cottage in the heart of Cheshire. Ideal for a couple on a romantic break. Single beds available for children. Breakfast hamper included. Free Wi-Fi. Self-catering.
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French-themed boutique hotel in the heart of Manchester. En-suite rooms. 24 hour reception. Walking distance to bars, restaurants and clubs. Children under 8 stay free. Wi-Fi.
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Beautiful stone-built holiday cottage in Harrop Fold, with stunning views and a romantic atmosphere. Ideal for couples, with walks & things to do nearby. Pet friendly. Sleeps 2
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Homely Quernmore holiday cottage providing accessible accommodation for disabled guests, with parking facilities. On a three acre working farm. WiFi available.
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This Blackpool B&B is situated in the favoured North Shore area, adjacent to the promenade. Quality en-suite rooms, optional evening meals. Stags & hens welcome
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Luxury two bedroom, first floor holiday apartment at the Crowtrees Family Park near Settle. Open plan living area, 2 bath/ shower rooms, short breaks. Access to pool. Sleeps 4.
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Contemporary two bedroom holiday apartment set at an award winning park near Settle. Ground floor accommodation, access to on site leisure facilities. Dog friendly. Sleeps 4.
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