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About North West of England

The North West of England is famous for its varied and dramatic landscapes, which is home to many of Britain's magnificent and beautiful National Parks. The Lake District affords the most dramatic scenery with craggy mountains leading down to almost perfectly mirrored reflections on the still peaceful lakes. Wide open stretches of hills and dales are riven with fast flowing rivers spanned by old stone bridges. Towns and villages are filled with dark stone houses and buildings that offer a constant reminder of the rich industrial heritage of this area. The broad sandy beaches along the west coast provide a haven from the industrious and vibrant cities beyond.

Counties of the North West: Cheshire, Cumbria, Lancashire, Merseyside, Greater Manchester, Isle of Man

Principal towns: Liverpool, Manchester, Blackpool, Chester, Carlisle, Wilmslow, Douglas

Area Highlights

The Lake District

As England’s largest National Park, the Lake District covers 2,362 Sq. km. While tourism is the main economy of the area, there is a bustling market for holiday homes, second homes and rentals.

Hadrian’s Wall

Also known as the Roman Wall, this historical defensive fortification built in AD 122 still stands today. It’s a remarkable UNESCO World Heritage Site of international significance.

Bustling Centre of Commerce

The vibrant cities of North West England host some of the most famous football clubs int eh world. Historically they were known for their industrial heritage, but now are destinations for shopping, culture and nightlife.

The Peak District

This is a designated Area of Natural Beauty (AONB) and this national park covers 1,438 Sq. km. The peaks vary from grey gritstone to white limestone, with valleys and gorges; and is popular for hikers.

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