Liverpool

LIVERPOOL

Nicknamed ‘The Capital of Pop’, ask one of Liverpool’s famously charming locals for directions to The Beatles Museum. The sport-mad city is also home to two Premier League football teams, while an impressive collection of museums and a thriving arts scene, including Tate Liverpool, make it a hit with culture vultures.

 

THINGS TO DO & SEE

Beatles Experience

Anfield Stadium tour

The Beatles Story

The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour

 

Rail Travel Time:

Manchester Piccadilly > Liverpool 50mins

Peak District

Green fields, patchwork hills and wild moorlands scattered with stately homes make the Peak District popular with hikers and historians – particularly those who flock to Chatsworth House to experience the inspiration behind Jane Austen’s Pemberley. Buxton, with its architecture and farmers’ markets, and beautiful Bakewell (home of the famous Bakewell Pudding) are towns worth visiting.

 

THINGS TO DO & SEE

Chatsworth House, Walking tours of the Peak District

 

Rail Travel Time:

Manchester Piccadilly > Buxton, Peak District 1hr

Lake District

Only 1hr 45mins from the bustling city of Manchester you’ll find an outdoorsy paradise in the mountains, lakes and secret valleys of the Lake District. Visit for the region’s literary connections too: among the many writers who found inspiration here are William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Arthur Ransome and Beatrix Potter.

 

THINGS TO DO & SEE

Windermere Lake Cruises

Beatrix Potter house – Hill Top

William Wordsworth’s house – Dove Cottage

 

Rail Travel Time:

Manchester Piccadilly > Windermere 1hr 45mins