Lancashire and the Peaks Features

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Lancashire and the Peaks Features

  • Top Reasons to Go

    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

  • Beatles Discovered ... and Rediscovered

    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 History: Textiles

    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's History: Shipping Center

    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

  • Stoke-on-Trent: The Potteries

    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

  • Well Dressing

    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

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