3 Great Days Out in the North West

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Now, whether you live up in the wonderful North West of England or if you’ve headed up to visit, this list should give you plenty of ideas of things to do whilst you’re in that neck of the woods. The North West is home to plenty of different things to do, it just depends on what it is that tickles your pickle, so here’s our list of the 4 best things to do in the North West of England.


  1. The Walls of Chester

Chester is only just on the right side of the border to be featured in this post but nevertheless, it’s considered to be in England and is therefore a part of North West England. Chester is an old, old Roman city and by walking the walls of Chester, you can follow in the footsteps of the Roman soldier patrols and the medieval archers all the while enjoying panoramic views of Chester on both sides of the wall.

If you’re after something a little extra to do though, there’s two other options for you in Chester. The Secret Chester Tour which is only available Tuesday, Friday and Sunday at 11:30am from Easter to October 31st will take you to places less often travelled in Chester. You will meet up with a guide who will keys to places that rarely open to the public as you explore some of the city’s hidden glories and could include anything from medieval wall paintings in a Norman castle tower to a rare example of camera obscura.

Finally, if you like to live life on the wild side and have more than a faint belief in the paranormal, you should check out one of the ghost tours that are available in Chester. A city that is steeped in over 2000 years of history, it’s no surprise that Chester has its fair share of horror stories.

  1. The Museum of Science and Industry

This is one worth a visit for the whole family. It’s a totally interactive museum and it is totally free of charge so you won’t need to worry about the cost of this trip other than what you may spend once inside, but that’s entirely up to you. If you’ve got a young family, you can guarantee that the kids will love coming here. One of the things that the whole family is bound to enjoy is a show exploring a “wonder material” called Graphene which runs through to June 25th 2017.

For more information about what’s on and what the cost is of the upcoming events, festivals and courses, check this page out here.

  1. Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Now, this is something that may not be up everybody’s street as not everyone enjoys paying to be scared witless on a rollercoaster but there’s so much more on offer at Blackpool Pleasure Beach than just some crazy fast rides. There’s the new Nickelodeon Land that has just opened up in the last few years and this is a great place to come with the kids. It’s full of all their favourite characters from TV shows such as SpongeBob and the Rugrats so they’re sure to enjoy themselves.

If you’re slightly too old for Nickelodeon Land then, as was mentioned earlier, there’s your usual rides that you would expect to find at a theme park and the Big Dipper is probably one of the UK’s most famous rides. Not known for being super-fast but still enjoyable all the same however, if you do want super-fast, you should definitely check out The Big One, formerly the Pepsi Max. Hitting top speeds of 87mph, this should definitely go some way to quenching your thrill seeking thirst.

If you’ve come to visit Blackpool for the Pleasure Beach alone, you may want to reconsider that decision before you go home, wherever home may be. There’s Blackpool Tower and the promenade to go and see before you leave and if you’re around for more than one day, why not take in the zoo or the Sea Life centre?

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