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Attractions in the North West of England

The region of the North-west of England stretches from the North of Wales right up to the border of Scotland and attractions in the North-west of England are plentiful, one of the best-known areas of outstanding beauty stands in this region and is the Lake District with its many lakes, mountains and amazing scenery. The lake District is also home to museums dedicated to William Wordsworth and Beatrice Potter. The Jodrell Bank Observatory is located at Holmes Chapel, Cheshire and has a Visitor Centre and an arboretum. The region is home to many notable cities which include Liverpool, Manchester and the walled Roman city of Chester, these cities alone provide many interesting cultural and historical attractions.

Lake District

There are so many incredible attractions in the Lake District, that it would be impossible to list them all. We have chosen our top 10 Lake District attractions to suit all ages, tastes and budgets, including…….
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Chester Zoo

Located at Upton-by-Chester in Cheshire, Chester Zoo is one of Europe’s leading Zoos and tne of the U.K’s biggest Zoos at 111 acres. Opened in 1931 by George Mottershead with just a few animals dislayed in pens. After the Second World War Mottershead expanded the Zoo…..
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Martin Mere

Martin Mere is a wetland nature reserve managed by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust situated near Burscough, Lancashire. The trust is a leading conservation organisation founded in 1946 by the late Sir Peter Scott, which is committed to saving wetlands for wildlife and people across the world…..
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Stretton Watermill

Stretton Watermill is one of the country’s best preserved working watermills, and a grade II listed building, whose mill machinery is considered to be of national importance.The site has been used for milling since the middle of the 14th century. The present mill building dates from the 16th and 17th centuries…..
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Photo : Stretton_Watermill_-_geograph.org.uk_-Author – Mike Searle

Port Sunlight Garden Village and Museum

Port Sunlight is a model village built by Lever Brothers to accomadate workers in its soap factory and is the finest and most complete example of early urban planning in the U.K. Work commenced in 1888,and Port Sunlight now contains 900 Grade II listed buildings and was declared a conservation area in 1978…..
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Photo : Port_Sunlight.Author – Rich Daley

Lady Lever Art Gallery

The Lady Lever Art Gallery was founded by William Hesketh Lever, the first Lord Leverhulme, who was a keen art collector and he travelled all over the world to form his collection. The Gallery was opened in 1922 by Princess Beatrice and includes a range of furniture, paintings and sculptures……
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Photo : Lady Lever Art Gallery- Author- Rept0n1x

Beatrice Potter Gallery

Helen Beatrice Potter (1866-1943) was an English author, illustrator and conservationist’ who was best known for her children’s books such as ‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit’. Altogether she wrote 23 books all themed on countryside animals. From an early age she had an interest in animals and the natural world and her artistic talents were encouraged with private art lessons, but she preferred to develop her own style…..
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Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum

William Wordsworth (1770-1850) was a major English Romantic poet, who together with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped to launch the Romantic Age in English literature. He was Britain’s Poet Laureate from 1843 until his death in 1850. Wordsworth was born in Cockermouth, Cumberland, one of five children….
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Gawsworth Old Hall

Gawsworth Old Hall is a Grade I listed country house in the village of Gawsworth, Cheshire, England. It is a timber-framed house in the Cheshire black-and-white style. The present house was built between 1480 and 1600, replacing an earlier Norman house……..
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Photo : Gawsworth_Old_Hall.author – Tom Pennington

Albert Dock Liverpool

The world-famous City of Liverpool has a wealth of attractions to offer which include The Albert Dock. The Albert Dock is a complex of dock buildings and warehouses in Liverpool, England. Designed by Jesse Hartley and Philip Hardwick, it was opened in 1846.
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Liverpool’s two Cathedrals

The City of Liverpool is fortunate to have two beautiful Cathedrals, The Metropolitan Cathedral Church of Christ the King, a Roman Catholic cathedral, and the Anglican Cathedral Church of Christ . They are situated about 0.5 miles (o.8km) apart, and sit either end of Hope Street
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Spaceport, Wallasey

Spaceport is a visitor attraction which takes you on an inspirational journey through space, as you walk through several themed galleries, which all feature a large variety of interactive hands-on exhibits and audio visual experiences. See the Wallace & Gromit in Space exhibition for a cracking day out…..
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A World in Miniature, Carlisile

This amazing museum may display tiny, detail-perfect miniatures, but there is nothing small about this very popular day out which provides a huge amount of fun for all the family. The museum contains collections of quality miniatures from remarkable 1/12 scale copies of antique furniture, paintings and china in beautiful room settings, and everyday items in sizes and details that you just find it hard to believe…..
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The Jodrell Bank Observatory

The Jodrell Bank Observatory is an observatory that hosts a number of radio telescopes, and is part of the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics at the University of Manchester. The observatory was established in 1945 by Sir Bernard Lovell, who wanted to investigate cosmic rays after his work on radar during the Second World War…..
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Tatton Park

Tatton Park is one of the UK’s most complete historic estates.It is home to a Tudor Old Hall, a stunning Neo-Classical Mansion, 50 acres of immaculately landscaped gardens, a working rare-breed farm and 1,000 acres of deer park. Our speciality shops, restaurant, adventure playground, events and educational programmes …….
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The Ribble Steam Railway and Museum

The Ribble Steam Railway is based on the docks at Preston. Visitors can travel behind one of our restored steam engines in old-fashioned carriages, enjoying a three-mile return trip around the dock and along the riverbank, taking in views that can only be seen from the railway……
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Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway

Join us as we journey for seven miles from the delightful coastal village of Ravenglass through two glorious valleys to the foot of England’s highest mountains. Each of our locos travel’s some 6,000 miles per year on average, hauling trains consisting of ‘breath of fresh air’ open carriages, practical open-sided ones and cosy covered saloons…….
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Eastgate and Eastgate Clock Chester

Eastgate and Eastgate Clock in Chester, Cheshire, England, stand on the site of the original entrance to the Roman fortress of Deva Victrix. It is a prominent landmark in the city of Chester and is said to be the most photographed clock in England after Big Ben……..
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Robinsons Brewery Visitor Centre

At the Robinsons Brewery Visitor Centre you can discover the heritage of this proudly independent family brewery. Journey through the brew house and learn about the brewing process, see the largest Hopnik in the world, which extracts the hop flavours. Pay a visit to the Shire Horses, find out how to run a pub…..
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Blue Planet Aquarium

The Blue Planet Aquarium is situated in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire and is a marine and freshwater aquarium. It houses fish tanks, pools and tunnels which allows the visitors to experience the various habitats of the marine environment. The huge main aquarium holds 4,000,000 litres of water and features a 71 metre underwater tunnel…..
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Gullivers Theme Park

There are over 90 rides, attractions and shows at the Gullivers Theme Park Warrington which offers a fun day out for all the family. Gullivers is a family-run theme park and caters for families with children aged between 2 – 13 years of age…..
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Photo : Gullivers Theme Park. Author – PLTRON

Formby and the Red Squirrel Sanctuary

Red squirrels, natterjacks, prehistoric footprints and miles of coastal walks are just waiting to be discovered – part of Formby’s amazing and ever changing landscape…
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Knowsley Safari Park

Knowsley Safari Park is situated in the borough of Knowsley just outside Liverpool. Knowsley Safari park has a long history of keeping animals in the 19th century Edward, the 13th Earl of Derby, kept one of the largest private menageries in the world with 90 species of mammals and 300 species of birds,….
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Beeston Castle,Tarporley

If you’re planning a family day out in Cheshire, then a visit to Beeston Castle in Tarporley fits the bill perfectly. This ‘Castle of the Rock’ is famous for its spectacular views, which take in no less than eight counties on a clear day….
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Photo : Beeston Castle,Tarporley. Author- Nilfanion

Manchester Ship Canal Cruises

The cruise along the Manchester Ship Canal is operated by Mersey Ferries and can be taken from Manchester, Salford Quays or at the opposite end of the route from either Seacombe on the Wirral or Liverpool…..
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Isle of Man

The Isle of Man, also known as just Mann, is an Island in the Irish Sea, in between Great Britain and Ireland. It is part of the British Isles. The Isle of Man is self governing, however is protected by Great Britain…..
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