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Places to Visit, Things to Do and Days Out in Northern England

Northern England is where you'll find stunning scenery and charming towns and villages. Explore the Yorkshire Dales, visit the many museums and historic buildings, stay in an array of accommodation to suit all tastes from hotels to B&Bs, and enjoy activities for all ages from shopping to theatre. Places to Visit in Northern England Speke Hall, Garden & Estate, Liverpool and Speke Hall, Garden & Estate, Liverpool are listed below.
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Explore Speke Hall and Gardens The gardens at Speke Hall are set in one of the most industrialised areas of South Liverpool, and despite this there is an air of being in the countryside. The restored, largely modern garden with its dry moat has spring bulbs, formal flower beds, a rose garden with many modern varieties, a summer borders and Stream garden. There are woodland walks and magnificent views of the Mersey basin and North Wales hills from The Bund. The National Trust is continu...
Explore Speke Hall and Gardens Speke Hall is a half-timbered house with a moat dating from 16th century, with the inside spanning many periods. The Great Hall and priest hole are wonderful examples of the Tudor era while the Oak Parlour and smaller rooms are distinctively Victorian. This rambling house has an interesting collection of carved furniture, tapestries and Jacobean plasterwork. Some of the smaller rooms are hung with William Morris wallpapers showing the Victorian desire fo...
The Park Royal Hotel Spa is a perfect match for the glamorous Cheshire countryside, which is dotted with old-world villages and famous, affluent residents. This tranquil space has one goal: to get you fully pampered. On arrival you'll be handed a soothing drink and sweet pastry to help ease you into a slower pace before leading you to one of seven modern and comfortable treatment rooms where a host of Elemis therapies will whip you into shape. Looking to reduce wrinkles, bliss out to inner ho...
Discover the underwater world at Blue Planet Aquarium Blue Planet Aquarium provides an incredible voyage of discovery through the underwater world from freshwater lakes and streams to mangrove swamps, rocky shores, stunning coral reefs and mighty ocean depths. Blue Planet Aquarium has the largest collection of Sharks in Europe including awesome three-metre-long Sand Tiger Sharks in a 3.8 million litre Caribbean Reef viewable from a 70-metre underwater tunnel! Other displays are home t...
More than 500 years old, this family home has many stories to tell about the intriguing Heskeths. The Victorian garden is a relaxing and enjoyable space, with colour throughout the season.
Discover a beautiful Tudor house with stunning Edwardian gardens Rufford Old Hall is one of Lancashire´s finest 16th century buildings, famed for its Great Hall with an intricately carved moveable wooden screen and dramatic hammerbeam roof. On display are a collection of arms and armour from various European countries, and heraldic decoration. Also various other collections including Japanese and Chinese ceramics, stained glass from various periods, prints and watercolours of local in...
Arley Hall & Gardens is home to one of the finest gardens in Britain. Renowned for their vitality, variety and historical interest, The Gardens are celebrated for the wonderful double herbaceous border.
If guests are looking for a trip to somewhere with bountiful character, charm and interest then Arley Hall & Gardens is the perfect place. It delivers a warm and friendly welcome to all its visitors, as a much-loved family home.
Sitting in the heart of the Delamere countryside in rural Cheshire, Abbeywood Gardens are part of a 45-acre family estate. Whether you fancy a woodland stroll with the dog or want to inspect the beauty of the informal and formal gardens, this tranquil spot makes for a lovely day out. Do the 2km wildlife walk incorporating 27 acres of mature and newly-planted woodland, take in the spectacular views of the Utkinton Hills, take the children to the outdoor play area or just sit and have a relaxed...
Discover the beautiful gardens of Dunham Massey Dunham Massey, one of the North West´s great plantsman´s gardens with richly planted borders and majestic trees, as well as an 18th century orangery, Victorian bark-house and an old well-house. There is an unusual moss garden, bog gardens, winding shrubberies, azaleas, hydrangeas, blue poppies, hostas, rhums, giant lilies and rodgersias. A wide range of shade and moisture loving plants are set amongst the lawns, mixed borders and woodla...
Take a look round the magnificent Georgian mansion house and ancient Mill. Take a stroll around the medieval Deer park which is open all year round and see why Dunham has gained the title of site of 'Site of special scientific interest'. With a shop, Restaurant and café, enjoy lots of family-friendly fun at Dunham.
Previously known as the Arkle, our Michelin Starred restaurant was revamped in September 2008 and renamed 'Simon Radley at The Chester Grosvenor' in honour of our highly respected Executive Chef. This gourmet restaurant has retained its much coveted Michelin star since 1990 and is one of only 26 restaurants in the UK to be awarded 4 AA Rosettes. The exceptional menu changes seasonally, and the emphasis is on using the very best, fresh local produce in imaginative and innovative ways. The Ried...
After lapping up the medieval life in Chester city why not try a spot of modern day pampering to round your day off. Take your exhausted feet over to The Spa at The Chester Grosvenor and ease tourist-weary limbs at this peaceful sanctuary. Using luxurious brands, Darphin and Elemis, the spa therapists will usher you into one of their hushed treatment rooms, scattered with relaxing candles and soothing scents. Recline on a comfy treatment bed and indulge your body and senses – choose from a si...
Idyllically positioned on the edge of the enchanting Delamere Forest, the award winning Fishpool Inn is a cosy, characterful inn dating back to the 18th century. Serving real ales from local micro-breweries, fine wines and freshly prepared food using locally sourced and seasonal ingredients, the menu features traditional home comforts such as their popular 'Pie of the Day, along with modern British and European dishes and 12' pizzas freshly baked in their Woodstone Oven. The Fishpool is a...
Explore a An historical estate with a neo-classical mansion at Tatton Park One of the most complete historic estates, Tatton Park was rebuilt in the late 18th century by Samuel Wyatt. The collections include family portraits, paintings, books, china, glass, silver and Egerton furniture specially commissioned from Gillow. The walls of the music room are hung with cherry-red silk damask. The library has a collection of over 8000 books with movable stairs, chairs and card tables. The gar...
Tatton Park is one of the UK's most complete historic estates. It is home to a Medieval Old Hall, Neo-Classical Mansion, 50 acres of landscaped gardens, a rare-breed farm and 1,000 acres of deer park. Speciality shops, restaurant, adventure playground, events and educational programmes combine to make Tatton one of the most popular family days out in the North West.
Cottons Spa has the knack of making guests instantly forget the hustle and bustle of their everyday lives, whether they are there as a member, or on a Spa Day or Spa Break.
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Guests will immediately feel miles from hustle and bustle of city life when they arrive at Cottons Spa to enjoy their Spa Day or Spa Break. Cottons Spa is the perfect place to indulge in a little 'me-time' with one's partner, friends or family, or as a Member to use the Health Club.
Country house display of early British modern British masters alongside interchanging displays of impressive treasures that tell the story of Tabley House.
Set in the core of the moving Cheshire field, the 18-opening Championship and Premier Golf Courses and 9-gap Arderne course have set up Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa as an unmistakable world class championship golf venue. With a decision of 3 brilliant courses, Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa is the principal decision for your golf occasion; a restrictive private capacity setting is additionally accessible.
When in Cheshire, indulge yourself. That's the motto at Macdonald Portal Hotel, nestled among the rolling countryside, where you're encouraged to take to the indulgent surroundings of its stunning spa. Kitted out with all the sumptuous mod-cons, there's a proper thermal suite including infrared sauna, rock sauna and aroma steam room for hot and cold sensations, and a tranquil 18m pool to swim your troubles away. Reward your skin with an ultra hydrating facial using Decleor formulations or bro...
Opened in 2018, Palm Court is the ultimate restaurant, dining and eating-out experience in Chester. Unique and unparalleled, Palm Court is a garden room restaurant without compare; bursting with the greenery of the Kentia Palm tree and filled with the calming sounds of bubbling fountains.
Surrender your senses at Spa by Kasia, an opulent oasis of health, wellbeing and beauty within Grosvenor Pulford Hotel. The luxury Cheshire spa is home to world-class product houses, professional and intuitive Spa therapists and indulgent spaces to truly unwind.
The Bull & Bear is located in the former trading room of the old Northern Stock Exchange. The menus are created by Tom Kerridge and his Executive team.
Packed with historical facts and fascinating stories, tours of Chetham's Library are lead by our expert volunteers from Monday to Friday. Advance booking is highly recommended as visitor numbers to these delicate ancient buildings are carefully restricted.
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Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre offers contemporary exhibitions of local and international artists, and also offers an insight into the history of Bury. The centre also offers a full calendar of events and activities to suit all interests.
Explore the History of the Industrial Revolution at Quarry Bank, Cheshire The Georgian working water powered cotton mill still spins and weaves cotton to be sold. There are demonstrations of a spinning jenny and mule in action, alongside the most powerful working waterwheel in Europe, and one of the earliest steam-powered beam engines. Explore the newly restored gardens and admire the picturesque Cheshire setting. There is a constantly changing programme of events so there is always ...
Welcome to The Spa Hotel at Ribby Hall Village. Escape to an award winning luxury Spa Hotel, where you can enjoy soothing treatments, outdoor hot tubs, a stunni
The Rookery Hall hotel & Spa is designed to create a sense of warmth, security, luxury and blissful relaxation.
Rookery Hall Hotel and Spa's AA Rosette restaurant in Cheshire offers modern British favourites which showcase the best of the season's flavours.
Capesthorne Hall and Gardens are open Sundays, Mondays and Bank Holidays to the public between April and October. With formal gardens, lakes and woodland walk.
Capesthorne Hall, the home of the Bromley- Davenports since 1726, is a popular Jacobean stately home in Cheshire set in 100 acres of picturesque countryside.
Hop along to Hare Hill Garden Hare Hill Garden is a charming wooded and walled garden set amid rolling parkland.
The White House is a family-run restaurant, based in Rhuallt, North Wales. As well as the restaurant, the White House also boasts eight superior en-suite rooms (including 2 suites), a comfortable dog-friendly bar and function room facilities for weddings, conferences,funeral teas and private functions.
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The majesty of Crewe Hall, a mighty grade I listed house in Cheshire that's all marble fireplaces and stained glass windows, can be appreciated in more ways than its fine architecture. Step into the spa and revel in another sort of cultural escape – one that allows your mind and body to totally bliss out. Slink into the sauna and steam room and cleanse your mind of life's troubles, lay on the heated loungers and ease tired backs or retreat to the moody relaxation area and fall asleep in the w...
Explore the stunning gardens at Erddig Erddig, remarkable for its delightful 18th century `Dutch´ garden with canal, formal allees, pleached limes, and beautifully trained fruit trees. Later Victorian additions include a flower garden and parterre, yew walk and avenues of monkey-puzzles and wellingtonias. It also contains the National collections of ivy and narcissi.
Explore the fascinating history of Erddig Erddig is one of the most fascinating houses in Britain. Part of this is due to the close relationship that existed between the family and their servants. The state rooms display most of their original 18th and 19th century furniture and furnishings, including some exquisite Chinese wallpaper. The range of outbuildings include the sawmill, laundry, bakehouse and smithy. It houses the largest collections of national trust items. The Stable Ya...
Discover the secret world of nuclear government. For over 50 years this vast underground complex, remained secret, hidden on the outskirts of a sleepy Cheshire town. Declassified in 1993, the 35,000 sq ft underground bunker would have been the centre of Regional Government had nuclear war broken out. Built in the 1950's as part of a vast secret radar network codenamed 'ROTOR'. The bunker today offers a warm welcome to anyone looking for a totally different day out. Entering through massive...
Explore the magnificent Lyme Park, Surrounded by stunning Parkland Lyme Park is a 17 acre high-Victorian garden boasting impressive, colourful bedding schemes, an Edwardian rose garden, Jekyll-style herbaceous border of hot colours, a ravine garden with a stream, rhododendrons, azaleas, ferns, and a reflection lake, There is a fine orangery with two ancient camellias, a spectacular sunken Dutch garden with clipped box and ivy. The garden is surrounded by a medieval deer park of almost 1...
A classic English country house and garden, Lyme sits in 1400 acres of moorland and deer park with views across Manchester and the Cheshire plain.
Discover 'the Downton of the north' at Gawthorpe Hall Gawthorpe Hall was built in the early 17th century for Sir Richard Shuttleworth although the family owned the estate for 200 years before. Much of the original plasterwork remains and the long gallery is hung with early 17th century portraits. Many of the paintings are on loan from the National Portrait Gallery. Several rooms contain an exhibition of needlework, lace, textiles and costumes collected by the late Hon. Rachel Kay-Shutt...
Explore the Beautiful Biddulph Grange Gardens James Bateman's Victorian Biddulph Grange Gardens near Stoke-on-Trent was beautifully restored by the National Trust and the result is a day out that allows you to journey the world via its plants. The garden has a number of themed areas so you will find yourself wandering from the Chinese Temple to the Egyptian Court and onto the Pinetum, the Dahlia Walk and the Himalayan Glen. There are tunnels, passageways and undulating paths that wea...
Set on the banks of the river Hodder within the Duchy of Lancaster's Estate, this 17th century rural inn has wonderful views over the Forest of Bowland. The handsome riverside restaurant with its linen covered tables and open fireplace offers a refined but relaxed dining experience. Starters range from the sophisticated seared king scallops, blush roast tomatoes, cucumber and feta salad to the substantial grilled Bury blackpudding, grain mustard mash, home-made baked beans and brown sauce. Ma...
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Chirk Castle was completed in 1310 during the reign of King Edward I, built on an outcrop above the meeting point of the rivers Dee and Ceiriog. With over 700 years of history, and as the last castle from this period still lived in today, Chirk Castle's many occupants have left behind lavish interiors and a beautiful and eclectic collection.
Discover the eclectic Medieval Fortress, Chirk Castle The Welsh castle was built in 1310 and the last one of Edward I's reign to be inhabited. The National Trust offers a fantastic range of exhibitions and activities at the property. Explore the medieval fortress with its dungeon and murder holes, meet Will the archer and learn how to defend the fortress, take part in a pike drill (but don't get put in the stocks) or sign up for a guided tour to learn a little of the magnificent castl...
Independent family-owned country pub, delicious fresh food, rural views & setting, easy access to M6 (5 mins), selection of real ales, wines & local gins.
The multi-award winning Assheton Arms is located in the unspoilt conservation village of Downham near Clitheroe in Lancashire. Recent award wins include being named the Lancashire Life Dining Pub of the Year and being listed in the Good Food Guide and County Dining Pub of the Year in the Good Pub Guide. The Grade II listed building can cater for up to 130 covers and is the flagship Seafood Pub Company venue. It is perfect for family meals out or for anyone who has been exploring the Lancas...
Nestled in the beautiful Pendle countryside, the Alma Inn is bursting with character and charm. It feels like you're stepping back in time with stone floors, or
One of the country's top destination spas and the first eco-spa in the UK, Titanic Spa is a place where guests instantly unwind and indulge in an array of spa treatments and wellness facilities.
Discover the world of pottery at Gladstone Pottery Museum Stoke on Trent has become synonymous with pottery and the Gladstone Pottery Museum tells the tale of this part of England and its artistic pedigree. This is the last complete Victorian pottery factory in the country and it has been beautifully preserved to be a living legacy on this area's amazing creative heritage. You'll discover how bone china tableware was made in the original workshops and glimpse the giant bottle kilns o...
Discover the world of pottery at Gladstone Pottery Museum Stoke on Trent has become synonymous with pottery and the Gladstone Pottery Museum tells the tale of this part of England and its artistic pedigree. This is the last complete Victorian pottery factory in the country and it has been beautifully preserved to be a living legacy on this area's amazing creative heritage. You'll discover how bone china tableware was made in the original workshops and glimpse the giant bottle kilns o...
Located a short walk from the hotel, the Spa has a large indoor pool with spa bath, steam room and sauna, gym, Club Room and five treatment rooms. Beauty and well-being treatments are offered using products by Aromatherapy Associate, Environ, Caci, Bioslimming, 5DFacial and Jessica Nails. Guests love the tranquil atmosphere and relaxing indoors or outside on the sunny terrace.
Two hundred acres of parkland, views of Snowdonia – what's not to love about this handsome 17th century country house? Crystal chandeliers and open fireplaces g
Offering an extensive range of treatments for both men and women, The Beauty Lounge is the perfect place to relax and unwind.
Many spa seekers go in search of an ideal: a spa with a view. Luckily that's certainly something Losehill House Hotel and Spa can lay claim to. In a plum spot in the Peak District in Derbyshire, this three-treatment room haven is dedicated to complete escapism and successfully exploits its glorious location, yielding an exceptional spa experience that boasts sights to behold. So when you're not treating yourself to an expert Thalgo ritual (the Terre & Mer Organic is utterly sumptuous and chem...
Halifax Golf Club is located in the heart of the beautiful Ogden Moors. It's the premier golf club in Halifax and one of the finest in West Yorkshire. It was originally designed by 5 times Open Champion, James Braid, and later altered by Dr. Alister MacKenzie, designer of Augusta National, home of The Masters.
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Explore Bodnant Gardens, Conwy, Wales There's something so uniquely tranquil about wandering around the 80 acres of grounds at Bodnant Gardens in the truly lovely Conwy Valley in Wales. Think sweeping formal lawns and borders, graceful Italianate terraces and a romantic wild garden and pinetum in what is named The Dell. There's flowering interest across the seasons here with daffodils and bulbs coming to life in spring, rhododendrons, camellias and magnolias bursting forth in April an...
The excellent food and levels of service keep guests coming back to Dawson's Restaurant. The menu changes in line with the seasons, and makes use of the best Welsh produce, all prepared in-house by a talented team.
Since moving to Gresgarth Hall in 1978 with her family, world-renowned landscape designer and plantswoman Arabella Lennox-Boyd has created one of the most excit
There's a choice of experiences at this charming 17th century inn. Downstairs in the cosy bar with its red painted walls and corner banquette, there's an extens
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Churnet Valley Railway is a fantastic day out for the family. 30 minuets from Stoke-on-Trent & Macclesfield, kids love the steam train in Staffordshire
Over 250 years old, the historic and atmospheric pub has an old world charm. In the Lune Valley, between Lancaster and Kirkby Lonsdale, the Fenwick is a perfect place to relax in front of the fire and enjoy our daily changing menu; even better stay the night in their 5-star pub with rooms and enjoy an extra after dinner drink!