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North West

The North West of England is a culinary hot spot, boasting some of the most iconic dishes and timeless goodies. Eccles cakes, Blackpool rock and world-renowned Cumberland sausage all originate from the North West as do the Lancashire hotpot and crumbly Cheshire cheese, which even has its own exhibition in the Nantwich Museum.

Aside from being the birthplace of these well-known English classics, the North West is also responsible for bringing us The Beatles, whose story can be explored near Liverpool’s Albert Dock, as well as the Cavern Club.

Football fans will feel right at home with Manchester’s United's Old Trafford football stadium, Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium, the National Football Museum, and Liverpool’s historic Anfield stadium all within the North West.

For more fun and adventure head for Blackpool’s famous Pleasure Beach which plays host to an incredible 125 rides and attractions, including The Big One rollercoaster which reaches speeds of 74mph. There are also a plethora of zoos, safari parks and aquariums nearby too, with Chester Zoo, Knowsley Safari Park and Blue Planet Aquarium all within a short journey.

History buffs will no doubt enjoy Liverpool’s Merseyside Maritime Museum and Grade 1 listed Royal Liver Building, while Brownsholme and Gawthorpe halls are also examples of the stunning sights of the North West, with the former claiming to be the oldest surviving family home in Lancashire.

For those who enjoy the great outdoors, a trip to the stunning Lake District is highly recommended. Be at one with nature as you stroll across the lush, undulating landscape, breathe in the unpolluted countryside air and dip your toes in the clear, cool water of the lakes. 

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