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Lancashire and the Peaks Travel Guide

Lancashire and the Peaks Top Experiences

Want to learn more about Lancashire and the Peaks? Read our in-depth articles on a variety of topics.


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. Liverpool...


The Beatles in Liverpool

This distinctive northern English city was the birthplace of the Beatles, who changed rock music forever using recording techniques unheard...


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...


Well Dressing in the Peak District

Unique to the Peak District is the custom of well dressing, when certain wells or springs are decorated with elaborate pictures made of flowers...


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...


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...


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...

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