London is so last millennium. The gritty reputation of the north has been overhauled, and some of England's most celebrated cities are here. From chic bars to trendy nightclubs and rowdy footballers to England's largest gay scene, Manchester is the place to be these days. In Liverpool, take a tour (yes, a magical mystery tour) of all things John, ... Read more
Paul, George and Ringo, or peruse the scenic waterfront or museums to discover the history of this fascinating city. Stretch your legs after a long night clubbing in the hiker-friendly Peak District and its gateway, cultured Buxton, famed for its restored opera house, gorgeous Georgian architecture and summertime arts festival.
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North West England contains both the coldest (Cross Fell) and wettest (Lakelands) places in the country, as well as Grittier-than-London urban centers like Manchester and Liverpool. Spring and summer are the ... Read more
best times to visit if you want to be outside, but autumn brings fun events and cultural programming to the cities. No matter what time of the year you travel, be sure to bring an umbrella and waterproof clothing (along with extra socks) since unexpected showers happen throughout the year.

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The San Francisco Bay Area

North West England is charming. My fiance is from here, so we visit often. Be sure to eat the pies and pasties. Linger in the small towns, relish the history, savor the foods, and explore the bustling city centers of Liverpool and trendy Manchester.

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Glasgow

NW England is a pretty expansive area and there is plenty to do here if you are willing to travel between the main hotspots of Liverpool, Manchester and Chester. There are activities for all sorts from city museums to country parks as well as some great places to eat.

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Cambridge

Having lived in the northwest for most of my time in the UK, it's one of the reasons my site's called The Northernist. This region holds so much of what defines England; amazing scenery in the Lake District, vibrant post-industrial cities and enough arts and cultural offerings to tempt visitors away from the capital. So get rid of those notions about it being 'grim up North' and find out what life's really like here. Just don't forget your umbrella.

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It's my home area, and I have lived in several of the major towns. I'm a big fan of the north myself, the people are friendly, and the larger towns and cities are full of culture and things to do. I had a couple of friends up from the south recently, and they were stunned at how modern and developed Manchester was. Apparently they thought it would be like Coronation Street.

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Rome

Awesome!

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Local from Preston

i love it

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