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There are thousands of incredible places to visit in the UK and Ireland

Viewing: North West England


Great for Sports

Anfield Stadium Tour

North West England

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Go on a tour of the Anfield Stadium, home to the world famous Liverpool Football Club.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Great for British

Arley Hall & Gardens

North West England

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Arley Hall and Gardens is a place of enormous character, charm and interest. Visitors are frequently struck by the warm and intimate atmosphere and the feeling that Arley is a much-cherished family home. The Gardens, which are amongst the finest in Britain, are outstanding for their vitality, variety and historical interest and are particularly celebrated for the magnificent double herbaceous border. The Hall is an impressive example of a Victorian country house built in the Elizabethan style.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Great for History

Ashton Memorial

North West England

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The Ashton Memorial, situated in the beautiful Williamson park, has a first floor outdoor viewing gallery offering excellent views of the surrounding countryside and across Morecambe Bay, as well as Lancaster Castle and the Priory Church.
Time to spend here: 1 hour   More information

Great for Cultural

Beatles Magical Mystery Tour

North West England

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The Magical Mystery Tour is a must for all fans of the Beatles. This 2-hour guided city tour will transport you to the childhood homes, schools and colleges of the Beatles as well as show you some of the places that inspired their hits such as Strawberry Fields and of course Penny Lane. The guided tour ends at the legendary Cavern Club where it all began for the band and here you will hear live music from the resident band. You can even pop back in the evening for free!
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Great for History

Beeston Castle

North West England

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Beeston Castle in Tarporley is a great day out. This 'Castle of the Rock' is famous for its spectacular views, which take in no less than eight counties on a clear day.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Great for Family

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

North West England

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The Pleasure Beach, the most visited amusement park in Britain, is a 16-hectare collection of more than 145 rides. As well as having the tallest and fastest roller coaster in Europe 'The Pepsi Max Big One', the Pleasure Beach is one of the few parks left in the world to operate a traditional wooden roller coaster. If it starts to rain there are over 6 major arcades located indoors including high-tech simulation, state-of-the-art video games and virtual reality systems. You'll also find a themed bowling alley called Blowladrome, and the ghostly walk-through attraction of Horror Crypt.
Time to spend here: 4 hours   More information

Great for Family

Blackpool Tower

North West England

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The world-famous Blackpool Tower offers a huge entertainment complex that will keep kids amused for hours with its aquarium, 3D dinosaur exhibition, the new Tower Eye which offers stunning panoramic views, and an adventure playground for kids called Jungle Gym. The Tower ballroom with its amazing murals, chandeliers, and of course the dancers themselves.
Time to spend here: 3 hours   More information

Great for Family

Blue Planet Aquarium

North West England

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Blue Planet Aquarium, just north of Chester, is full of fascinating and deadly sea creatures. Awesome sharks, man-eating piranhas, electric eels and many other weird and wonderful species all live in this vast underwater complex, next to Cheshire Oaks.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Great for British

Buxton

North West England

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Buxton, a small spa-town on the edge of the beautiful peak district is a short drive or train journey away. You will find plenty of delightful cafés, shops and restaurants there, the historic Georgian Crescent and the Winter Gardens Buxton. Buxton is a great base for exploring the Peak District.
Time to spend here: 1 hour   More information

Great for Family

Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet

North West England

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Cheshire Oaks, just outside Chester is the largest designer outlet in the UK, with over 145 leading brands to choose from.
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Great for Christian

Chester Cathedral

North West England

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This ancient abbey which became a cathedral in 1541, is one of the most visited places in the North West. Admission to the cathedral is free, and you can take a facinating and extremely informative tour to you understand the history of this magnificent and awe-inspiring building with its high vaulted ceilings.
Time to spend here: 1 hour   More information

Great for History, Essential

Chester City Walls

North West England

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A walk around the 2 mile city walls is an absolute must! It's the best way to explore Chester, giving you a great insight of the city's historical past, from the Romans through to the Medieval Ages until today. Enjoy the view of the city down below and the landscape outside the walls. Check out its famous clock and the Wishing steps on the south-east of the wall!
Time to spend here: 1 hour   More information

Great for Family

Chester Zoo

North West England

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Chester Zoo is the largest zoo in Britain with over 7000 animals and 400 different species, including some of the most endangered on the planet. Wander around exciting animal exhibits including the butterfly house, the Fruit Bat Forest and the newly opened Islands, which recreate the tropical environments of South East Asia.
Time to spend here: 4 hours   More information

Great for History

Cottage Museum

North West England

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The Cottage Museum, in an intriguing 18th Century cottage, uses 5 floors to give an intimate view of early Victorian life, including the many gadgets and utensils used in the 19th Century.
Time to spend here: 1 hour   More information

Great for British

Dunham Massey Park

North West England

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Dunham Massey Park is a magnificent 300-acre deer park great for taking a relaxing stroll around. As well as being able to see the deer, you can visit the Georgian house and learn the story of the owners and the servants who lived here and visit Britain's largest winter garden.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Great for Sports

Everton FC Match Tickets

North West England

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Match Tickets for Everton FC can be included in your package depending on fixtures and availability. These will be included as an additional extra in your tour price and itinerary.
Time to spend here: half day   More information

Great for Beauty, Family

Formby Beach

North West England

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Formby is a stunning stretch of coastline with long sandy beaches and dunes, a pine forest and home to the endangered red squirrel.
Time to spend here: 1 hour   More information

Great for Beauty

Full Day Lake District Tour

North West England

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Whether or not you have a vehicle available, we highly recommend a full day tour of the Lake District on a minibus vehicle. These fully guided tours provide fascinating local insight and allow you to see the best views of all the lakes that you may otherwise have missed.
Time to spend here: 7 hours   More information

Great for Sports

Goodison Park Tour

North West England

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Go on a tour of the Goodison Park Stadium, home to Everton Football Club.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Great for British

Grasmere

North West England

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Further north Grasmere is the birthplace of Wordsworth. His home Dove Cottage is open to the public and an exhibition displays his manuscripts and memorabilia. You can taste the best gingerbread in the world at The Grasmere Gingerbread shop. From Grasmere you can walk to Alcock Tarn or Eskdale Tarn.
Time to spend here: 1 hour   More information

Great for History

Grosvenor Museum

North West England

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The Grosvenor Museum is Chester's biggest collection of local and international history. The museum has a section on Roman life and displays items found in the town from the ancient Roman settlement. You can also visit a period house with rooms from the Tudor, Steward and Victorian times.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Great for Cultural, History

Hill Top Farm

North West England

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Hill Top Farm is the famous little home that Beatrix bought for herself in 1905 as she moved from London to the Lake District. Here she wrote and painted many of her most famous and lovable characters. The 17th-century farmhouse has been well preserved and really brings to life the story of Miss Potter.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Great for History, British, Cultural

Imperial War Museum

North West England

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The iconicly designed Imperial War Museum situated by the Salford Quays focuses on how war affects people's lives. It has some unique free exhibits ranging from war planes to guns to a broken girder that once formed part of New York's Twin Towers.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Great for Beauty

Ingleton Waterfalls Trail

North West England

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Ingleton Waterfalls Trail (4.5miles) has some of the most spectacular waterfalls and woodland scenery in the North of England. You'll also find rare flora and fauna as well as interesting geological features. Ingleton is 18 miles (a scenic bus ride) from Lancaster.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Great for History

International Slavery Museum

North West England

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Located within Liverpool's Albert Dock, the International Slavery Museum is the only museum in the world focusing on the history of transatlantic slave trade. Here you can learn more about the historical and contemporary aspects of slavery through four galleries.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Great for History, Beauty, Essential

John Rylands Library

North West England

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In Deansgate, one of the main shopping streets, the John Rylands Library is definitely worth a visit if only for the Victorian Gothic architecture, but also has a number of interesting literary displays including a piece of the original John's gospel from the Holy Bible.
Time to spend here: 1 hour   More information

Great for British

Keswick

North West England

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Derwentwater is tranquil & beautiful. You can take out a rowing boat on the lake or even a trip on one of the ferries for a circular tour of the lake or you can walk part or all of the way around. For the best views of the area then Catbells has to be one of the best walks in the Lake District with beautiful views of Derwent Water and the Borrowdale valley. For a more strenuous walk you can climb the mountains of Skiddaw, Helvellyn and Scafell – England's highest moutain. If the weather turns bad, Keswick's indoor attractions include The Puzzling Place, which is an exhibition based on optical illusion, where you can witness balls rolling up hill and more.
Time to spend here: 2 hour   More information

Great for Family

Knowsley Safari

North West England

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Knowsley Safari Park has a five mile safari drive, including the UK's only drive-through Baboon Jungle, Lions, Tigers, Zebras, Elephants, Rhinos, Bison, Ostrich, Camels, Wildebeest and many more.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Great for History

Lancaster Castle

North West England

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Lancaster Castle's first phase was completed in 1090. Steeped in almost 1000 years of history including the trials of the Pendle Witches and the Birmingham Six, Lancaster Castle is one of the most important historic monuments in the North West.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Great for History

Lancaster City Museum

North West England

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The City Museum has built up collections which stylishly illustrate the history and archaeology of Lancaster and the surrounding area, from the Neolithic age to the present day.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Great for Family

Legoland Discovery Centre

North West England

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The Legoland Discovery Centre is great for kids. They can learn how lego is made and build their own constructions taking advice from the master builder. The centre has some interactive rides and shows as well as incredible lego contructions.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Great for Beauty

Leighton Moss Reserve

North West England

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Leighton Moss is a popular nature reserve with an abundance of unusual birds and wildlife. You can take nature trails which will take you to the heart of the reedbed, or along the coastal lagoons and enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal at the reserve's tearoom.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Great for Christian, Essential

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral

North West England

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A visit to the cathedral is a must-see! This breathtaking monument is the largest Anglican cathedral in the world, with the world's highest and widest gothic arches. The Grand Organ is also the largest in the UK.
Time to spend here: 1 hour   More information

Great for Sports

Liverpool FC Match Tickets

North West England

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Match Tickets for Liverpool FC can be included in your package depending on fixtures and availability. These will be included as an additional extra in your tour price and itinerary.
Time to spend here: half day   More information

Great for Cultural

Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral

North West England

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This modern stunning and modern cathedral is the largest Catholic Cathedral in England and will simply take your breath away by its sheer beauty. Totally different in style from the Anglican Cathedral, this round building has a fascinating history and is well worthy of a visit.
Time to spend here: 1 hour   More information

Great for Cultural

Liverpool Sightseeing Bus

North West England

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A great way to see the city is through the sightseeing bus. This hop-on/hop-off bus provides a full tour of the city at all the major stops and also provides a running commentary throughout the tour.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Great for Relaxing, History

Lyme Park

North West England

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Lyme Park is a magnificent estate on the edge of the Peak District. Its wild remoteness and beauty contrast with one of the most famous country-house images in England – the backdrop to where Darcy meets Elizabeth in Pride and Prejudice.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Great for Cultural

Lytham St Annes

North West England

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Lytham is a traditional coastal village steeped in heritage, largely through the famous landmark windmill on the green. Neighbouring St. Anne's with its Victorian pier offers a haven of peace and tranquility after the busyness of Blackpool.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Great for Arts, Cultural

Manchester Art Gallery

North West England

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Manchester's Art Gallery sits proudly in the city centre opposite the central library. The Gallery is home to some great international artists as well as more local artists such as LS Lowry.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Great for History

Manchester Cathedral

North West England

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Manchester Cathedral is not considered one of the great British Cathedrals and yet it boasts incredible architecture, breathtaking views and is well worthy of an hour of any visitors time.
Time to spend here: 30 minutes   More information

Great for Sports

Manchester City Match Tickets

North West England

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We are able to include match day tickets and VIP match packages as part of a Great British Trip as long as dates and times can be worked into your itinerary. We will include match tickets as a separate cost and option as they can vary with multiple options available.
Time to spend here: half day   More information

Great for Sports

Manchester City Stadium and Club Tour

North West England

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Go on a tour of the famous Etihad Stadium, home of Manchester City FC, and enjoy a behind-the-scenes 70-minute guided tour of the club to learn more about the history of this iconic venue.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Great for History, Family

Manchester Museum

North West England

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Founded in 1821 and attached to one of Manchester's Universities, this is a wonderful free museum for all the family. With a 'bit of everything' from a T-Rex skeleton to Eqyptian Mummies, it is a popular and fascinating place to visit.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Great for Sports

Manchester United Match Tickets

North West England

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We are able to include match day tickets and VIP match packages as part of a Great British Trip as long as dates and times can be worked into your itinerary. We will include match tickets as a separate cost and option as they can vary with multiple options available.
Time to spend here: half day   More information

Great for History, Cultural

Manchester Walking Tour

North West England

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A Walking Tour of the city centre is a great way to orientate yourself as well as learn about some of the city's vast industrial and cultural heritage.
Time to spend here: 1 hour   More information

Great for Cultural

Mersey Ferry

North West England

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The Mersey Ferry is both practical - taking passengers across the Mersey River to the Wirral on the other side and doubles as a tourist attraction providing a running commentary and taking a short trip up on the river and back so that passengers can see Liverpool's historic waterfront from the sea as well as land. The ferry stops at the Spaceport Wirral and the U-Boat Story attractions as well.
Time to spend here: 1 hour   More information

Great for History

Merseyside Maritime Museum

North West England

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The Merseyside Maritime Museum, located next to the Slavery Museum, shows Liverpool's central role as a port, including a gallery about tragedies such as the Titanic, ship models and story of the merchant navy.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Great for Relaxing

Morecambe

North West England

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Nearby Morecambe has a great new promenade, perfect for a stroll next to the 5 mile stretch of glistening sands. The innovative bird sculptures and public artworks give it a real character of its own. No trip to Morecambe is complete without seeing the larger-than-life Eric Morecambe Statue against the magnificent backdrop of Morecambe Bay.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Great for History, Cultural

Museum of Childhood

North West England

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The award-winning Museum of Childhood, housed in the Grade I listed 'Judges Lodgings' has a fascinating collection of dolls, toys and games from the 18th Century.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Great for Cultural, Family

Museum of Liverpool

North West England

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The Museum of Liverpool is a brand new award-winning museum focusing on every aspect of the city of Liverpool, from its early beginnings as a settlement is the 1st-century A.D, to its strategic significance during WW2. Discover Liverpool's rich heritage through its many galleries covering the city's unique geography, culture and history.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Great for History, Cultural, Family

Museum of Science and Industry

North West England

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Manchester has a fantastic selection of museums, most of which are free. At the Museum of Science and Industry (MoSI) you will discover how innovation, science and industry shaped Manchester, from the Industrial Revolution which started here, to today and beyond.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Great for Sports

National Football Museum

North West England

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In March 2012 the Urbis Museum re-opened as the National Football Museum, a must for all fans of the beautiful game. The museum is housed in a beautiful modern building but houses artefacts and stories through the history of football to the modern game.
Time to spend here: 1 hour   More information

Great for Sports

Old Trafford Stadium Tour and Museum (Manchester United)

North West England

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Go on a tour of the famous Old Trafford Stadium, home of Manchester United, one of the greatest football clubs in the world. Go behind the scenes and discover more about the history of the venue with this 80-minute tour, and browse around the museum and the shop at your own leisure.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Great for History

People's History Museum

North West England

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This fairly unknown fascinating museum tells the story of the social class struggles faced by local residents through the Industrial Revolution and beyond.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Great for Sports

Roodee Racecourse

North West England

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To the west of the walls the Rodee is Chester's Racecourse. Every May there is a race week, but during the summer there are a number of meetings.
Time to spend here:    More information

Great for Sports

Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club

North West England

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Royal Lytham & St Anne's Golf Club is a venue for major golfing events, such as the Open Championship, and sits between the two seaside resorts of Lytham St Anne's and Blackpool.
Time to spend here: 3 hours   More information

Great for Cultural, Family

Salford Quays

North West England

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Just a short tram ride away from Manchester city centre, you will find plenty of leisure and cultural activies at the Salford Quays, such as The Lowry Theatre and the Imparial Museum, or the Lowry Outlet Mall with a great variety of shops. You will also find the new home of the BBC, MediaCityUK. You can even take a tour and see the studios and understand more about how TV and Radio work.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Great for Family

Sandcastle Water Park

North West England

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Sandcastle Waterpark is UK's biggest indoor water complex with 15 different slides and rides.
Time to spend here: 3 hours   More information

Great for Family

SEA LIFE Manchester

North West England

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New for Manchester, the SEA LIFE Centre is based in the Trafford Centre complex and is a great rainy day activity for families interested in marine life and creatues, from sharks, seahorses, to rays and octopus.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Great for History

Speke Hall

North West England

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Speke Hall is a rare Tudor manor house, in a most unusual setting, surrounded by fragrant gardens protected by a collar of woodland.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Great for History

Stockport Air Raid Shelters

North West England

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Stockport plays home to Britain's largest World War 2 Air Civilian Air Raid Shelter network. Carved out of the limestone hills by the town centre, the shelters provide a fascinating insight into war time Britain that is un-paralleled across the country.
Time to spend here: 1 hour   More information

Great for Cultural, Arts

Tate Liverpool

North West England

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The Tate Liverpool situated on the Albert Docks presents displays of work from the Tate collection alongside special exhibitions of modern and contemporary art. The Collection features the work of artists including Henri Matisse, Marcel Duchamp, Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore and Paul Cézanne.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Great for Relaxing

Tatton Park

North West England

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Tatton Park is a great place to visit if the weather is fine. The park includes a Japanese garden, a 1,000-acre deer park, a working farm and a number of delightful small shops and restaurants. The Old Hall offers a glimpse into the Middle Ages.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Great for British

The Beatles Story

North West England

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Home to the world's most famous pop band, The Beatles, it's no surprise that Liverpool houses a wonderful museum which is dedicated to the Fab 4. The museum has a fantastic collection of memorabilia as it guides you through the story of the rise of Liverpool's most famous residents. The Museum is also home to a new 'Elvis and Us' exhibition.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Great for Sports

The Grand National

North West England

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The Grand National is the most important horse race in Britain. The Grand National Experience at Aintree racecourse includes a race simulator and a racecourse tour with a tour of the stables.
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Great for Family

The World of Beatrix Potter

North West England

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In the town of Bowness, just 20 minutes' walk from Windermere, the World of Beatrix Potter is a magical indoor attraction that brings to life all 23 Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit tales.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Great for History

Town Hall and Central Library

North West England

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The Town Hall on Albert Square together with the unusual circular Central Library - the largest in the country, make a good start for a walking tour.
Time to spend here: 1 hour   More information

Great for History

U-Boat Story

North West England

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The U-Boat Story is a fascinating and unique museum which tells the story of life on board a WW2 German U-Boat. It has interative displays and well preserved artefacts as well as the U-534 boat which is divided into 4 sections for visitors to discover what life was like on board the submarine.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Great for Beauty

Ullswater Steamers

North West England

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The Ullswater Steamers create the perfect opportunity to combinea cruise with some of the most famous and spectacular walks in the Lake District. You can take the boat from Glenridding to Howtown and take in views of the Lake District's 3rd highest mountain – Helvellyn and then walk back from Howtown on a relatively easy 7 mile walk alongside the lake. Next to the Lake is the picturesque Aira Force possibly the most famous of the Lake District waterfalls, provides a glimpse of a landscaped Victorian park with dramatic falls, arboretum and scenery.
Time to spend here: 1 hour   More information

Great for Beauty, Essential

Windermere Lake Cruise

North West England

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Lake Cruises can take you the whole length of England's largest Lake. Stunning views across the hills and valleys will take your breath away and the lake cruise often proves to be one of our most popular attractions.
Time to spend here: 1 hour   More information

Great for Cultural, History

World Museum

North West England

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The World Museum of Liverpool is a large museum which has extensive collections covering archaeology, ethnology and the natural and physical sciences.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information