Lancashire and the Peaks Travel Guide
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Plan Your Lancashire and the Peaks Vacation
For those looking for the postcard England of little villages, the northwest region of England might not appear at the top of a sightseeing list. Manchester, Britain's third-largest city, bustles with redevelopment, and Liverpool is undergoing significant revitalization. However, the 200 years of smokestack industry that abated only in the 1980s have taken a toll on the east Lancashire landscape. The region does have lovely scenery inland, in Derbyshire (pronounced Dar-be-sheer)—notably the spectacular Peak District, a national park at the southern end of the Pennine range.
Because the larger city-center hotels in Manchester and Liverpool rely on business travelers during the week, they may markedly reduce their rates on weekends...read more
Dining options in Manchester and Liverpool vary from smart cafés offering Modern British and Continental fare to excellent international restaurants. Manchester...read more
Things To Do in Lancashire and the Peaks
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
Walking in the Peak District: Even a short hike in Edale or High Peak reveals the craggy, austere beauty for which the area is famous.... Read more
Brian Epstein was led to the Beatles in 1961 by a teenager who came into his record shop, NEMS (North End Music Stores) at 12–14 Whitechapel... Read more
Manchester's spectacular rise from a small town to the world's cotton capital—with the nickname Cottonopolis—in only 100 years began with the... Read more
Liverpool, on the east bank of the Mersey River estuary, at the point where it merges with the Irish Sea, developed from the 17th century through... Read more
The area known as the Potteries, about 55 miles southeast of Liverpool, is still the center of Britain's ceramics industry, though production... Read more
Unique to the Peak District is the custom of well dressing, when certain wells or springs are decorated with elaborate pictures made of flowers... Read more
Techie travelers have embraced the fun, tech-driven, on-the-road adventure that is geocaching.... Read more
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