Get Inspired / Europe / England York, the Lake District and Beyond Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Europe / England York, the Lake District and Beyond story by: Inspire Magazine From the Yorkshire brogue to the Geordie twang, the north of England is known for its warm hospitality and wide range of regional accents. The diversity of dialects in the UK can make it seem like you’re in a different country after a 20-minute drive! Once you’ve tackled the language barrier, you’ll no doubt get to experience the best the north of England has to offer, making this a must-see region filled with natural beauty for anyone travelling through to Scotland. York is a great place to start. This historic city boasts one of the most magnificent cathedrals in the world – York Minster. Clifford Tower, a medieval masterpiece built by William the Conqueror to fend off northern rebels, is a long-standing testament to England’s often grisly history. Making your way further north, you can immerse yourself in English countryside culture by taking the back roads, which are filled with picturesque pubs, B&Bs and manors. The Lake District showcases breathtaking lakes, soaring mountains and lush forests, it really is the jewel in the crown of the country’s national parks. But no trip to the north of England would be complete without visiting Hadrian’s Wall, with the 117km long World Heritage Site dating back to Roman occupation. Only then may you be ready to leave the north of England and continue your journey into Scotland, where you can explore the ancestral heritage of the Scottish borders along with the modern luxuries of Edinburgh. Here, you’ll find people fervently proud of their culture, heather clad glens and mysterious lochs. Go on and treat yourself to a three-course Scottish banquet with a difference – in the lavish surroundings of a 15th century medieval castle! Many Kiwis can trace their roots back to cities, villages and even far-flung farms in this special region, from the wild Yorkshire moors to the wilds of the Scottish Highlands. There are truly a number of historic and ancestral destinations here to add to your ever-increasing bucket list that will generate a wonderful array of lifetime memories. To find out more call 0800 180 117, visit houseoftravel.co.nz or come instore! > Click here for all Inspire UK & Europe articles > Click here to view all of our HOT deals to the UK & Europe Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wakatipu: Queenstown Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist Europe’s 8 best music festivals Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Inspire - October 2017 Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.