Wild sprawling landscapes filled with lakes and views that make your heart skip a beat, stunning estuaries buzzing with wildlife and birds and revolutionary, extraordinary cities with rich and vibrant histories, the North West has it all.
This region of England offers visitors and residents the opportunity to explore iconic cities that are as famous for their world leading music scenes as they are for their grand industrial buildings and impressive museums. Hear The Beatles resonate from street corners, pubs and bars in Liverpool and experience the lasting influence of the Stone Roses and Oasis in fashionable Manchester.
Relax and take a breath in the Lake District as you walk stunning trails between ethereal peaks, fells and incredible lakes or head for the bright lights of the seaside under Blackpool’s blazing, world-famous seafront illuminations.
The North West is a sports lovers’ paradise with county crickets grounds, iconic horse races and some of the best known Premiership football clubs in the world to boot.
From the beautiful countryside, delightful coastline and everything from bustling cities to villages unchanged by the hands of time, there is something to charm everyone in North West England. The North West has some of the country’s best restaurants, bars and clubs, places to relax with the family and places to let loose and party.
Famous for its Tower and Promenade, seven miles of award-winning, golden beaches and the magic of the Illuminations; it’s time to take a fresh look at this favourite British seaside town.
Come to this north-western county prepped for country hikes, stately-homes, castles and high-end shopping. Find a host of things to do in Cheshire.
Explore the rambling stately mansions and turreted castles of the northwest, with landscaped gardens to die for. Wildlife lovers can meet tiny bugs to giant Asian elephants at Chester Zoo.
Beholding mountains, lakes and some of the most glorious scenery to be found anywhere on Earth, Cumbria is a place of jaw-dropping beauty and everlasting inspiration. Find things to do in Cumbria.
One of England’s premier cities, Manchester offers a great shopping experience, an unbeatable nightlife, with restaurants, theatres and bars to accommodate all tastes. Discover the best things to do in Manchester.
Sky-piercing peaks and rugged valleys overlooking deep, glassy lakes. If you like hiking or mountain-biking through dramatic scenery, the Lake District National Park fits the bill.
Hearty casseroles, brisk Pennine walks and neon-lit seaside towns – there’s something heart-warming about this county, and lots to do for the urban dweller or countryside enthusiast. Find things to do in Lancashire.
Grand listed buildings, riverside panoramas – and a city bursting with both pop and culture. Trips to this Merseyside city start at Liverpool Pier to snap the trio of iconic buildings.
The county home of Liverpool, Merseyside serves up a rich cultural feast from city to countryside, two of the country’s most-famous football teams, and a rich maritime history. Find out more things to do in Merseyside.
As our region continues to see rapid growth, Highways England is committed to ensuring our roads have the capacity to support it.
Now the M6 junction 16 to 19 (Crewe to Knutsford) and Manchester smart motorway (M60 junction 8 to M62 junction 20) are fully operational, we're progressing with further smart motorway schemes.
The fund is part of Electricity North West’s recently launched Community and Local Energy Strategy which sets out its vision for supporting the growth of community energy to help meet the UK’s target of achieving an 80 percent reduction in carbon emissions by 2050.
Thinking of moving to the North West? Here are the average house prices around the areas in 2019!