North West Places of Interest

Hill Top Farm

This summer marks the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter’s birth. Nancy Alsop looks back on how her “little books” were shaped by the landscape...

As the nation gears up for a year of celebrations to mark the enduring influence of Britain’s greatest writer, we’ve gathered together some the places to celebrate Shakespeare.

It is strange to think that before 1778, when Thomas West’s Guide to the Lake District was published, the perception of the Lake District,...

Minutes away from Grasmere in the Lake District,  “the loveliest spot that man hath ever found”, according to Wordsworth, Forest Side will open after...

At the temperatures rise, it's time to find the best spots in Britain for wild swimming, al fresco. Discover Britain presents our top five

Ellesmere Port has long been synonymous with industry, yet between the chimney stacks there’s a romantic view. The National Waterways Museum serves as a...

High on the windswept bleak moors, the well-preserved old hillside village of Haworth is the perfect place to recapture the spirit of one of...

Ian White The Great Laxey Wheel or ‘Lady Isabella’ (as she is known by locals) is the largest working waterwheel in the world. This wonderful...

Ian WhiteIn 2004 Liverpool’s docks area was made a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, ranking the city alongside such historic gems as Bath and...

Ian WhiteWith the mountains of Helvellyn and High Seat as their backdrop and panoramic views across to Skiddaw, Blencathra and Lonscale Fell, Castlerigg is...