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Northern England
NORTHERN ENGLAND

Northern England

This part of England was at the heart of the Industrial Revolution, today the cities ‘up north’ are more famous for their great nightlife and history and the countryside dazzles with rolling green fields, drystone walls, majestic mountains and tranquil lakes. North of England has five national parks, one of the biggest in England, the tallest peak and the deepest lake. It also has the oldest ghost and no less than 25 heritage railways.



OUR FAVOURITE PLACES TO EXPLORE IN NORTHERN ENGLAND



Liverpool
Liverpool

You'll love exploring this totally rejuvenated city. Discover the magnificent UNESCO listed Albert Dock area where many of the city’s attractions are concentrated, explore the famous Beatles haunts and shop at Liverpool ONE shopping district with over 160 fantastic stores. Local Liverpudlians are sports mad and the city is home to two Premier League football teams – Liverpool FC and Everton FC.

Lake District
Lake District

The landscape of lakes, waterfalls and woodland will inspire you, just as it has some of Britain’s most beloved writers, including William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. It is this tapestry of scenic beauty and historic heritage that stretches back to the Stone Age which makes the Lake District so special. Nestled in the hills and beside the shores of the more than 20 major lakes are picturesque towns and villages. Windermere or Ambleside would make ideal bases to explore further afield.

York
York

York is a fascinating city with its Roman ruins, award winning Jorvik Viking Centre and glorious Minster glowing with 800-year-old stained glass; be dwarfed by one of the world’s largest steam engines at the National Railway Museum and stroll through a medieval street. This North England city is the gateway to some stunning countryside. Follow in the footsteps of Captain Cook at Whitby, explore the atmospheric ruins of Fountains Abbey or roam the North Yorkshire Moors.

 



SOME THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN NORTHERN ENGLAND




Beatles Music History BEATLES MUSIC HISTORY

Liverpool is The Beatles' hometown and is studded with sites connected to the Fab Four. Make sure to check out The Cavern Club where they got their start and you can listen to tribute bands, The Beatles Story, Penny Lane and the barber shop mentioned in the song, and John and Paul’s childhood homes.

Castle Howard VISIT THE GLORIOUS CASTLE HOWARD
 

One of England’s grandest stately homes an easy day trip from York. Stroll through the gardens, take a summer boat ride on the Great Lake and tour the interior with a guide.

Yorks Ghostly History DELVE INTO YORK'S GHOSTLY HISTORY
  

Either by foot or vintage bus, visit notorious haunts of restless spirits, hear spine-chilling tales of these ghostly apparitions who are said to roam ’the most haunted city in the world’.

Beatrix Potters Countryside BEATRIX POTTER'S COUNTRYSIDE
 
 
Childhood holidays and a love of the outdoors drew Beatrix to this inspiring place. She set up home at Hill Top Farm close to the medieval village of Hawkshead, where she created Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddle Duck. Visit her garden and cruise on the peaceful Coniston Waters.
Ten Lakes Spectacular TEN LAKES SPECTACULAR TO ULLSWATER AND BEYOND
 

Renowned for its magnificent scenery, you will marvel at the dramatic mountain passes, the huge barren valleys and gorgeous serene lakes. Enjoy a cruise on Ullswater, The Queen of the Lakes, and explore the ancient town of Keswick and the delightful village of Grasmere.

York Dungeon YORK DUNGEON

Experience a journey into more than 2000 years of York’s horrible history. The Dungeon brings together a unique and exciting walk-through experience that you see, hear, touch, smell and feel. It’s hilarious fun and it’s sometimes a bit scary.
The Yorkshire Dales Tour THE YORKSHIRE DALES TOUR
 

The Yorkshire Dales is an area of Northern England dissected by numerous valleys and famous for its stone walls. Spend the day exploring, see the famous Carlisle Railway and the spectacular viaducts before heading down through the valley to the small market town of Reeth.

Hadrian's Wall HADRIAN'S WALL

Travel through the Lakes District, towards the Scottish Border to the remote “Debatable Lands”. See the 8th century Bewcastle Cross and Church before making your way towards Hadrian’s Wall. Follow the wall across the north of England, which was built back in 122 AD during the rule of the Roman emperor Hadrian and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.



NORTHERN ENGLAND ACCOMMODATION



Here's a taste of some of our favourite hotels and lodges in Northern England.
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Novotel York Centre
NOVOTEL YOURK CENTRE, YORK
★★★

Overlooking the idyllic banks of the River Foss, close to the historical City walls, this hotel is perfectly located for exploring York’s numerous attractions including the historic Barbican and Shakespeare's Rose Theatre, shopping, restaurants and bars.
Pullman Liverpool
PULLMAN LIVERPOOL, LIVERPOOL
★★★half star

Located at Kings Dock on Liverpool's world-famous waterfront just a 5 minute walk from the vibrant Albert Dock and close to all major transport links, adjoining the Exhibition Centre Liverpool and connected to ACC Liverpool, makes the Pullman an ideal spot to experience Liverpool and surrounds.
Macdonald Old England Spa Windermere
MACDONALD OLD ENGLAND SPA, WINDERMERE
★★★half star
On the shores of Lake Windermere, England's largest lake, this hotel offers breath-taking scenery and exceptional facilities. From unrivalled views over mature lawns, to private jetties and moorings on the lake, the hotel proves a popular choice for family holidays. Be sure to spend some time in the spa and thermal suite.



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