London has always been considered a tourists’ paradise with a plethora of attractions but if you wish to see natural beauty at its best, you have to visit the North West of England. Moreover, it is not all that far away considering the fact that the train services from London are so easy and convenient. This part of the country has something to offer by way of attractions and sights to people of all ages and tastes ranging from the natural beauty of Lake District to the charm of Blackpool or even the heritage of Liverpool or the buzz of Manchester. Given below are the various reasons why you must visit the North West of England. In order to stay at a convenient place, it will be best to stay at hotels in City Road.
Natural Attractions and Beautiful Scenery
If you wish to see nature at its very best, you have to visit Lake District where you will feel that it has been created with utmost effort by the creator of the universe. The views offered by Wastwater in this area are so stunning that it was voted ‘Britain’s Favourite View’ some years ago. The view of the mighty Lakeland, as it gets reflected in the dark waters of the deepest lake of the country, is something that you have to see to believe. Moreover, the rippling of the waters in this National Park through its lakes, tarns, rivers, streams and waterfalls gives you the feel that there can be nothing more wonderful. The region of Lake District and Cumbria also gives a positive Feng Shui feel that is believed to impart spiritual and healing benefits.
In order to appreciate the beauty of the entire region, you can take a ferry across Windermere, stroll through Latterbarrow, walk beside Ullswater and admire the Jaws of Borrowdale from Friar’s Crag. You can also roam around in the ancient woods or the attractive Forest of Bowland and enjoy a picnic by the side of a rippling brook. You can also see huge flocks of seabirds while walking along Morecambe Bay promenade as featured on Autumn Watch that was set at Leighton Moss Nature Reserve. It is also a pleasure to watch red squirrels scampering around Formby pine forest and the lovely Buttermere.
The Cities of the North West are Dynamic and Have Outstanding Character and History
Liverpool: As exhibited in the Maritime Museum, Liverpool has had many links with the sea and it is still a major port. The Cruise Terminal of Liverpool is famous for offering excellent cruises to visitors from all across the globe. The Liverpool Slavery Tour is another favourite tourist activity. The city is famous for the Beatles who are still celebrated all over the place and the clubs, bars and restaurants are always abuzz with music. The city’s love of art is exhibited with aplomb at the Walker Art Gallery that has one of England’s best collections of Pre-Rafaelite paintings and Tate Modern that satisfies contemporary tastes. Anthony Gormley’s ‘Another Place’ is also worth a visit as it offers an excellent collection of figures standing at the Crosby Beach and gazing out to the sea.
Manchester: The harbinger of the 18th century Industrial Revolution, Manchester may not have most of its textile machines running at present but its magnificent architecture is still there as is apparent from the impressive grandeur of the Town Hall. Manchester has come a long way towards modernisation as it now provides an exotic night life and the best shopping opportunities in the north. The cosmopolitan nature of this multi-cultural city can be felt by strolling about in Chinatown. The Bridgewater Hall offers excellent classical music performed by the BBC Philharmonic and the Halle Orchestra. The other places of interest are the Salford Quays, the Lowry and the Imperial War Museum.
Blackpool is the most popular seaside resort of the country as it provides fun, style and historic diversity. It has three Victorian Piers, Blackpool Tower, Madame Tussaud’s waxworks, a heady funfair, an indoor water park, a zoo, plethora of theatres and numerous clubs. You can have a wonderful time at Blackpool in the exotic surroundings of Winter Gardens where you can have tea and dance at the Blackpool Tower Ballroom.
Southport: Known as the pearl of Merseyside, Southport is a slightly more sober seaside resort that has plenty of shops, boats on the Marine Lake, a fairground, modern pier, Botanic Gardens, attractive parks and many golf courses. Southport also has a long, sandy beach but it is not the best place for swimming as the tide goes very far out but it is ideal for having fun and building sand castles.
A visit to the Cumbrian coast will reveal Roman ruins in the village of Ravenglass. You can find a shelter from the Irish Sea breezes under the St Bees’ heady cliffs. Whitehaven is an attractive harbour town and further along the coast you can find Maryport. You can also see the Scottish Hills across the Solway Firth when you reach sleepy Silloth and stand near the Hadrian’s Wall.
The North West of England is characterised by its delightful villages, welcoming pubs, delectable local food dishes and extremely friendly people. You have to visit the places here to experience these features.