North West England

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North West England Travel Information

Looking beyond the stereotypes of the North West being cold, wet and industrial, this pocket of the United Kingdom is a truly dynamic area full of hidden gems, stunning historic towns and edgy metropolitanism.
Having transformed itself into a thriving centre for modern British urban design, Manchester is a vibrant and exciting hub with an excellent music, arts, business and retail scene. Castlefield is the site of the original Roman settlement Mamucium, the heart of Manchester’s canal network and and includes the Castlefield Basin. Today it is a small oasis in the city, buzzing with fantastic pubs and chic bars. For cutting-edge architecture, head to the award winning Imperial War Museum at the Quays. Designed by Daniel Libeskind, the museum focuses on those who were living during World War Two, whether soldiers on the battlefield or women looking after the homes and children.
For a more gentile experience, travel north to the Lake District National Park, in the modern county of Cumbria. It is the largest National Park in the UK, covering 885 square miles, and is considered the ultimate destination for hiking and climbing. For pure tranquility, head to Buttermere, a small village surrounded by breathtaking summits and a picture-perfect lake. For the adventurous, hike to the top of Haystacks and Red Pike to truly appreciate the natural beauty on offer.