North West England is not all about the large football cities of Liverpool and Manchester; the region has so much more to offer, particularly if you are keen on romantic getaways. Cheshire has some breathtaking historical towns such as Chester and Frodsham, Cumbria is known for the Lake District, a vast area of outstanding natural beauty, and in Lancashire, you can enjoy the best of both these worlds. Those who have never visited the region are often surprised by how lovely it is and how there are so many things to see and do.
Cheshire’s most well-known city is Chester, a Roman town that still has the old stone fortification walls surrounding the city. Chester achieved city status in 1541, and although it is not one of the oldest in the country, it is still packed with history and plenty of architecturally superb buildings. Shopaholics may enjoy the Cheshire Oaks outlet village as there is always the chance to grab a bargain; or you could spend an afternoon wandering around Chester Zoo, which has over 20,000 animals.
The Lake District in Cumbria is a mecca for campers, hikers and those who just love the great outdoors. Lake Windermere is perhaps the most well-known of the lakes and is the UK’s largest naturally formed lake. Lake Coniston is also very popular. Each of the lakes and surrounding areas have something new to offer, so no matter where you end up staying, you are sure to enjoy every moment. It is the perfect place to relax in romantic cottages and forget about your usual day-to-day stresses.
If you are considering Lancashire for a break, then you can enjoy a range of seaside locations. Southport, Blackpool and Morecambe are just a few of the more popular places to visit. There are also several areas of natural beauty, such as the Trough of Bowland with its gorgeous hills and streams. You could also pay a visit to the popular university city of Lancaster.
Lancashire has a rich industrial history, and there are several mills in the county that you are able to visit. Most people have heard of the Salem witch trials, but perhaps not so many people know that the UK had its own version in Lancashire. Pendle, a beautiful area in Lancashire, has a slightly darker past. In the 17th century, Pendle hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons, but today it is a great place to visit to learn about the area’s history. Book romantic getaways today for a break to remember.