Local Holidays: Top 5 Destinations and Activities in the North West

If you’re anything like us, you’re beyond ready for a holiday and a chance to get away from home, but travelling outside of the country might not be feasible this year. Does that mean you can’t have a great time right here in the UK?

Of course not!

Pack your daypack and break out those comfy trainers because we’re taking a holiday. You in? Here are five of our favourite must-see North West UK holiday destinations.

Peak District Park

If taking a holiday in the great outdoors sounds like heaven to you, it’s time to head to the Peak District.

The Peak District offers hundreds of miles of gorgeous scenery with a variety of activities. Spend time hiking, walking or cycling along different trails and soak in all that nature. Feeling adventurous? Try your hand at the thrilling sport of abseiling.

While you’re checking off your list of places to visit, make sure to head over to the nearby town of Bakewell and enjoy their delicious Bakewell pudding.

Don’t miss these: Chatsworth House | Poole’s Cavern | The Heights of Abraham

Liverpool

If you haven’t been to Liverpool, then you’re missing out. After all, it is one of the largest and most popular cities in the UK.

Take a tour through the city and enjoy the public sculptures and unique architecture ranging from Tudor style buildings to contemporary construction. Or dig into history and spend the day visiting the Beatles Museum or the Walker Art Gallery. And it doesn’t stop once the sun goes down – Liverpool also has some of the best nightlife in the UK.

Don’t miss these: Royal Albert Docks | Liverpool Cathedral | Radio City Tower

Manchester

Manchester is a city that’s full of energy, character, and surprises around every corner – you’ll be hard-pressed to find a city that loves visitors more than this one. Be sure to look out for events that coincide with your holiday.

Whether you’re planning on visiting some museums, shopping in the charming Didsbury Village trying some unique restaurants, Manchester has got it all – and more. From kid-friendly attractions like LEGOLAND Discovery Centre, to the National Football Museum for Man United fans, there really is something for everyone.

Don’t miss these: St. Peter’s Square | Manchester Central Library | Chinatown

Chester

This gloriously unique city gets its one-of-a-kind look from the ancient Roman walls which still enclose the city to this day. Talk about history! Take a walk and enjoy the view of historic buildings like the Medieval Bonewaldesthorne’s Tower and Chester Cathedral, parts of which are over 1,000 years old.

Make sure to visit the famous Chester Rows. You’ll never find anything like these above-ground covered walkways, which offer easy access to two-story shopping galleries, anywhere else. 

You'll never run out of things to do and see in Chester.

Don’t miss these: Chester Zoo | Eastgate Clock | River Dee

Stoke-on-Trent

Make time to visit Stoke-on-Trent, the unique city that is the home of England’s pottery industry, Head over to the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery where you’ll find not only a huge collection of ceramics but also a selection of ancient Anglo-Saxon gold from the Staffordshire Hoard.

Feeling artsy? Get hands-on with a ceramics class and create something wonderful to take home after your holiday. And make sure to save time to enjoy the beautiful parks or take a relaxing cruise down the canal. With so many options to choose from, we know you’ll love this unique city as much as we do.

Don’t miss these: Dudson Museum | Trentham Estate | Trent & Mersey Canal

Break Out the Itinerary – Your Holiday is Almost Here

We’re all stuck at home anyway so we might as well make use of our time and get ready for the next holiday! While we wait for the pandemic to end, let’s take this time to prepare to enjoy the beauty our country has to offer.

Until that time comes, we’re striving to keep you safe with affordable hand sanitiser delivered right to your door. And who knows, it’ll probably come in handy when you head out for your holiday, too!

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