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North West England

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Introduction

Northwest England is home to the industrial cities of Liverpool and Manchester, the beautiful Lake District, the Howgill Fells, the Forest of Bowland and the smaller cities of Lancaster and Carlisle.

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Counties

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Cities

  • Liverpool - Best known as home to The Beatles, but with a UNESCO heritage designation for their maritime past and serving as 2008's European Capital of Culture, this city has a lot of offer above and beyond seeing Penny Lane.
  • Manchester - Once famous for its cotton mills, is the still the home of stunning waterways and victorian architecture. The city has undergone huge redevelopment in the past several decades and now is the urban capital of the north. Huge retail complex's, a highly popular music scene and home to world class sporting venues.
  • Lancaster - An ancient city in the heart of northern England. Lancaster stands on the ruins of a roman garrison settlement and is full of history. Home to the house of Lancaster during the war of the roses it is a great attraction and also a base for discovering the rest of Lancashire.
  • Carlisle

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Getting There

By Plane

  • Manchester Airport (MAN), located about 14 kilometres from the centre of Manchester, is well served, including many intercontinental routes. Quite a few budget airlines use Manchester Airport as well.
  • Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LPL) offers a wide range of flights including some intercontinental. The airport is 8 miles (13 kilometres) from the city centre. Alongside domestic services, there are also regular scheduled flights to dozens of locations across Europe, North Africa as well as North America.

By Boat

From Isle of Man

From Ireland

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  • Helen-GBescapes

    I run a travel company called Great British Escapes, which arranges tailor-made holidays/vacations in Britain. I travel extensively in Britain and North-west England, particularly the rural areas of the Lake District, Cumbria and rural Lancashire, are some of my favourite places in Britain.

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