If it’s idyllic towns and villages, beautiful scenery, and historic attractions you’re looking for, Northern England is where it’s at. With towns and cities packed with culture and rich with history, Northern England offers unforgettable experiences for the whole family.
Find out our top picks for Northern England below.
The Royal Albert Dock, Liverpool
First opened in 1846, the Royal Albert Dock in Liverpool was the first structure in Britain to be built from cast iron, brick and stone, with no structural wood, making it the first non-combustible warehouse system in the world. Today, Albert Dock is a popular tourist attraction, with its retail stores, restaurants and leisurely attractions – a must see if you’re taking a trip to one of the friendliest cities in the UK. We recommend dropping by the award-winning ‘The Beatles Story’, the world’s largest permanent exhibition that tells the story of The Beatles’ rise to stardom.
Gala Theatre, Durham
Catch some of the country’s leading theatre companies, comedians, bands, musicians and dancers at the Gala Theatre in Durham. The £15m building sits on the banks of the River Wear in the heart of the historic Durham city and makes the fantastic venue for a night of great entertainment. The theatre is also home to Durham Book Festival, the TakeOff Festival of theatre for children and young people, and Durham’s annual international BRASS festival.
Skipton Castle, Yorkshire
Skipton Castle in Yorkshire is one of the most complete and best-preserved castles in the whole of England. Built in 1090 by Norman baron, Robert de Romille, the castle is over 900 years old! What was once used for protection and security against invaders during the Civil War is now an idyllic spot in Northern England where visitors can relax in the picnic area, visit the lovely tearoom, or better yet, explore every corner of the castle.
Dove Cottage and The Wordsworth Museum, Lake District
Discover the pleasant cottage of the English romantic poet, William Wordsworth and his sister and writer, Dorothy. Wordsworth produced some of his most famous and loved poems living in Dove Cottage, whilst Dorothy produced her classic Grasmere journal, detailing their quiet life in the Lake District. Visitors can explore the Lakeland cottage through a guided tour and find out what day-to-day life would have been like for the Wordsworth family during the 19th century.
Explore the North of England and these hotspots through our North of England in 4 Days package. You’ll begin your tour in Liverpool, travelling onwards to the Lake District and then Durham, and ending your journey in Yorkshire.
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