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5 Best Things to do and See in the North West of England

With the Covid-19 pandemic having interfered with a lot of different plans for a summer holiday, more and more people are turning to UK city breaks over more tropical climates. While for some a UK break may mean heading to the capital or exploring the rural views and sandy beaches of South West England, there's actually a lot to see further North in England's North West region. If you’re planning a UK trip for 2020 and are interested in what the North West has to offer, take a look at the following suggestions on the best things to do and see in the region.

Walk Along Crosby Beach 

The North West boasts a number of great beaches, and Crosby’s offering is a beach that can be enjoyed whatever the weather. Based in Merseyside, Crosby is a small town that’s reachable from Liverpool city centre in less than 30 minutes. The beach in Crosby is famous mainly for its art installation, Another Place by Antony Gormley, which sees sculptures of iron men staring out at sea. Crosby beach makes for an excellent walk, allowing visitors to end their hike at Formby, where you'll find another of Merseyside's striking beaches.

Check out Some Art in Manchester 

While some galleries may not be open just yet, many are starting to reopen with social distancing guidelines in place, and Manchester is an excellent city for those who want to soak up a little culture. There's a range of fantastic art galleries based in Manchester, including the Whitworth, Castlefield Gallery, the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, and more. Featuring past exhibitions by some big art names like Leonardo da Vinci in Manchester Art Gallery, you're sure to find something you'll love in one of the city's cultural spaces.

Admire Liverpool’s Architecture  

Liverpool has one of the UK’s most recognisable cityscapes, and that’s thanks to a combination of both old and new architecture. One way to enjoy Liverpool’s many buildings is to walk to the top of the Anglican Cathedral or take a ferry ride across the River Mersey to admire the skyline in all its glory. You’ll come across iconic architecture such as the Liver building but will also notice more modern additions such as the Museum of Liverpool. A lot of new buildings being created in this city take the form of luxury accommodation, with one upcoming development, Parliament Square, set to revitalise the skyline even further. Sold by buy to let property experts in the UK, RWinvest, Parliament Square will bring contemporary design to the city’s trendy Baltic Triangle area.

Spend a Day Out in Blackpool 

Who doesn’t love a seaside town? Those visiting the North West should definitely consider spending a day in Blackpool, especially if the sun is shining. Blackpool is reachable by car or train from both Liverpool and Manchester, and offers some great attractions such as a beach, arcades, fairground rides, and more. If you have kids and are looking for a more traditional day out idea, Blackpool is sure to meet your expectations.

Head to Delamere Forest 

Located in Cheshire, Delamere Forest is a beautiful outdoor space that’s not to be missed if you’re visiting the North West. Just a 45-minute drive from Liverpool and a 60-minute drive from Manchester, Delamere Forest is a breath of fresh air away from busy city life. The forest is made up of 972 hectares, making it the country’s largest area of woodland. Great for families, couples, or even solo travelers, Delemere Forest is a must-see.


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