Manchester is the perfect starting point and base for visiting diverse sights and attractions right across the North of England. From Cumbria and the Lake District to the dramatic landscapes of Northumbria and Yorkshire there is astounding natural beauty on the doorstep. Historic, thriving cities within easy reach of Manchester include Leeds, Liverpool and Newcastle.
There are five National Parks in the North of England, as well as breathtaking coastlines, castles and country houses. You will discover sporting attractions, festivals and arts throughout the North and wherever you go, that warm welcome that Northern England is famous for will be waiting.
A short journey by train, bus or car and you could be walking in the unspoilt beauty of the lake District or wandering through the cobbled streets of historic towns like York, Chester or Durham. You could be visiting the Tate Art Gallery in Liverpool or even venturing up to marvel at the historic, Roman Hadrian’s wall that was built 2000 years ago to mark and fortify the boundary between England and Scotland