A region that offers an immense amount of diversity
Voted the best place in England to bring up a family in a 2015 ‘Property Detective’ study, the North West is home to the cosmopolitan cities of Manchester and Liverpool, the UK’s most popular national park, and offers fantastic transport links to various other unmissable sites and attractions.
Only a few miles down the Promenade, you’ll encounter Lytham’s picturesque tree-lined streets, filled with designer boutiques, enchanting antique shops and colourful fresh fruit and veg stores.
If you’re looking for some serious city shopping, Manchester’s intu Trafford Centre is only 50 minutes away. Situated just 5 miles outside Manchester city centre, there’s a choice of over 200 stores along three miles of granite and marble boulevards. Stores range from designer and high fashion favourites, the Centre is also home to 60 restaurants, cafes and bars in The Orient and the opulent Great Hall as well as a 20 screen ODEON cinema, SEA LIFE and LEGOLAND Discovery Centre.
Blackpool has a whole host of shopping options, with high-street names, independent boutiques, and open-air markets catering for locals and visitors alike. For some town-centre retail therapy, a trip to Houndshill Shopping Centre is a must, with over 60 stores and a food court.
There are many things that make the Lake District the UK’s most popular national park; beautiful landscapes, spectacular scenery, fascinating wildlife, exciting and challenging trails, numerous sparkling lakes and rivers, the list goes on.
It’s all easily accessible from Blackpool, by car or train, in just over an hour.
Join onto one of the many organised walks to scale elevations such as England’s highest mountain Scafell Pike or explore everything the Lakes has to offer at your own leisure and pace.
You can similarly take to the great outdoors within Lancashire in the picturesque country park of Beacon Fell, or on bicycle or foot through the Trough of Bowland valley and high pass.
Following your walking, hiking, rambling, hillwalking or cycling, make sure that you call into one of the many country pubs you’ll come across where you can enjoy hearty food and drink in the cosiest of surroundings.