There is so much to do in the north-west of England. Most people focus on what you can do it London. But the cities of Liverpool and Manchester can offer just as much as the capital city if you know what to do. Here are some the best ways to have fun in the north-west of England. Read on and then explore the ideas discussed.
Look Around the Walker Art Gallery
By far the best gallery in the north of the country is the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool. The thing that makes it so great is the fact that it covers such a broad range of artwork. It has pieces of art that were made a few years ago, as well as works from the 14th century. The size and scope of the gallery is very impressive, by any standards. There aren’t many galleries in the whole of Europe that can compete with the Walker Art Gallery. There are also games and interactive exhibits to keep everyone entertained.
Have Fun at Blackpool Pleasure Beach
If you’re looking for pure fun and pleasure, the best place to visit is the Pleasure Beach. The clue is in the name! It’s a great theme park, filled with some of the very best roller coasters and rides in the country. There are many other kinds of entertainment in Blackpool as well. You could spend time on the beach if the weather is good. Or you could climb to the top of Blackpool Tower. But nothing you can do in Blackpool is as fun as the Blackpool Pleasure Beach. If you’ve never been, you have to try it out.
Learn Something at the Museum of Science & Industry
One of the very best museums in the north-west can be found in the centre of Manchester. The Museum of Science and Industry looks at the city’s key role at the heart of the Industrial Revolution. For anyone interested in science and how our world works and used to work in the past, this museum is an essential visit. There are plenty of things to keep everyone interested, no matter how young or old they are. You’ll be sure to learn something new and have fun at the same time.
Experience the Beatles Story
The thing that Liverpool is most famous for is, undoubtedly, The Beatles. Those four young men from Liverpool took the world by storm, and they remain the most recognisable band on the planet. So, if you want to learn a bit more about them and how the band was formed, visit the Beatles Story museum. Anyone who is a fan of the band, or music in general, can’t afford to miss this opportunity. It’s a fun and light-hearted way to spend the day, and it’s good for the whole family.
Visit the Sporting Landmarks
The north-west is one of the sporting capitals of Europe. In recent times, many of the best football teams in the world have been from this part of the world. As well as Manchester City and Manchester United, there’s also Liverpool and Everton. You can take tours of the major stadiums such as Old Trafford and Anfield. But it’s not all about football. There’s also a rich heritage of rugby and cricket in the area. Old Trafford (not the same one) is one of the most famous cricket grounds in the country.
See Britain’s Largest Church
We all have different definitions of fun. And visiting a church might not be what you consider fun. But for some people, this is a great way to spend the day. Liverpool is home to the largest church in all of Britain, Liverpool Cathedral. So if you’re interested in old landmarks and architecture, you have to see it up close. As well as being the largest church in Britain, it is also the biggest Anglican cathedral in the entire world. It’s an architectural masterpiece and a thing of beauty.
Ride the Mersey Ferry
The Mersey River is an integral part of Liverpool. It’s a stunning waterfront, and you can experience it by stepping aboard the Mersey Ferry. The River Explorer Cruise is a great way to see the best of the river and the city too. The ferries take you up and down the river, and you can head to wherever you like. Some people simply ride up and down without even getting off. It’s a nice and relaxing way to see the landmarks of Liverpool, so give it a try next time you’re in the city.