When people visit England for the first time, they tend to stay in London. This means they are missing out on all the wonderful things the rest of this country has to offer. Think about the amazing wildlife experiences in the Fens on the east coast. The Jurassic coastline of the south is dramatic and educational. Some of the best surf in the world can be found to the west. Then there’s the North, with it’s amazing sport’s heritage and incredible landscapes. If you've never visited the north of England before, now is the time to make the time and come see what we've got on offer. Check out this top 7 list of things to see and do during your stay:
The Lake District - If you love incredible scenery and you aren't afraid of a good walk, the Lake District is perfect for you. There are plenty of lakes for you to choose from, each with water sports, walks and hill climbs to challenge you physically. Camping is the easiest way to stay and tour here.
Helicopter ride - There is no better way to see what this part of the world has to offer! Check out our stately homes from the air to get a bird’s eye perspective of the enormity of the estates. You can even hover over the home of Manchester United with an operator like Pleasure Flights Ltd if you’re a footie fan.
Ballroom dancing - Blackpool is the home of Ballroom dancing in the UK. Blackpool frequently hosts competitions and TV events. The best thing about Blackpool is all the other great attractions, whether you’re on a stag do or holidaying with the kids.
The Beatles - Liverpool is the home of The Beatles, and the Cavern Club is the place to start any Beatles tour you take. These brick cellars continue to host live music today. You can even make the most of some Rock School tuition in the area to improve your own singing and guitar skills.
Docks - There are some world famous dockyards from shipping history on each side of the country. Sunderland in the north east and Liverpool in the north west both share deep links with this industry. Take a tour and see what has become of the dockyards today.
Ghosts - York is one of the best cities in the north of England for spooky ghost tours. Some say that ghosts can be seen around the city every night. Follow the ghost path alone if you dare, or hang around for the scariest tour of your life!
The Angel - One of the most iconic landmarks of England was only installed in 1998. It symbolises embracing. Welcome to the North!
The north of England is one of the best places to have a holiday. There is so much to see and do here, but it’s the people that make it wonderful. Perhaps you’re here with your family, or you just want to see those corners of England that you haven’t checked out before. The North is sure to satisfy. Enjoy!