North West

Welcome to the North West of England; a region home to the wonderfully serene Lake District, the nostalgic seaside town of Blackpool, and famous industrial cities, such as Liverpool, where musical legends The Beatles were born and bred.
Catch a game of football at Manchester’s world-renowned Old Trafford Stadium or simply take a breather by the side of Lake Windermere in the stunning Lake District.

City guide: Attractions in Chester

With its own historic racecourse and a unique shopping experience, the Roman city of Chester is packed with pastimes both ancient and modern. Here’s our city guide to help you make the best of a…

The best British September day trips

As summer slowly merges into autumn, parts of the British countryside come alive with colour. Here are a few places that we think are particularly spectacular in September Keswick, Lake District Nestled within the craggy…

Hill Top, Cumbria, Beatrix Potter

In photos: Beatrix Potter’s Lake District

To mark the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter’s birth, we take a look at the lovely Lake District landscape she fell in love with and inspired her stories.

Lake District - Wasdale

The Lake District: an insider’s guide

Home to poet and artist John Ruskin and children’s author Beatrix Potter, the Lake District continues to charm visitors with its breathtaking landscapes, picturesque pubs and award-winning attractions

Grasmere in Cumbria

On the trail of William Wordsworth

Following in the footsteps of William Wordsworth, Lawrence Alexander explores the poet’s beloved Grasmere and other Lake District haunts

The Wordsworth Hotel in Grasmere

Win a luxury foodie trip to the Lake District

Win a two-night gourmet stay at a luxury spa hotel in the beautiful Lake District

Manchester Town Hall, Albert Square

Manchester City Guide

The proud northwest English city of Manchester was built on the textile industry and thrives today as a centre of culture, sport and heritage

Where to have a Swallows and Amazons adventure

A new film version of Swallows and Amazons brings the rural way of life back to the big screen. Here we check out the beautiful locations used in the movie.

Northumberland Coast Banburgh

Top 10 beaches in Britain

Britain’s beaches offer something for everyone, whether it’s the traditional bucket-and-spade seaside experience or somewhere to walk and admire the scenery.

Galatea, SHERIFF, BROW

Review: Steam Dreams Cathedrals Express

Clare White steps into the age of steam on this amazing and elegant adventure on a train journey from London to Chester which is the very essence of a British experience.