Cheshire is an important stop for anyone visiting the area,
not just because of its excellent transport links with the
M6 motorway running through the county it also has two large
airports just North of the county boundary with Liverpool
John Lennon Airport and Manchester International Airport
just half an hour from Chester which is the county town.
Chester has something to suite most travellers;
it has a deep well of culture and heritage to enjoy as well
as brilliant shopping and visitor attractions. Whether it
be relaxing on a river tour down the River Dee, having a
flutter on the horses at Chester Races or walking around
the complete circuit of walls that surround the city you
will have plenty to do.
Ashbourne, Bakewell, Buxton, Derby and Matlock are Derbyshire’s
principle towns and are ideal for visiting whilst roaming
the Derbyshire hills and Dales.
Derbyshire is famous for its spring and
mineral water where from among other places come from Buxton
Spa which is a major tourist attraction drawing thousands
of visitors every year.
Apart from the picturesque market towns,
Derbyshire is probably best known for the Peak District
National Park, which was the first National Park to be established
in the United Kingdom. Apart from the walking and cycling
the Peak District is renowned for its rock climbing, The
northern Peaks consist of the millstone grit which is famous
for its friction, and the Sothern peaks which are largely
limestone are ideal for climbers of any standard and for
any climber the Peak District is well worth a visit
The county of Greater Manchester is a combination
of densely populated towns and cities surrounded by countryside.
The type of attractions that can be found in the county
are some great shopping centres, a large number of concert
and conference venues, alongside cultural centres like art
museums and heritage centres.
Before the Manchester Commonwealth Games
Greater Manchester had great sporting venues but with the
improvements set up for the games it has some of the most
up to date and important venues in the country.
With sites such as Old Trafford, home to
Manchester United Football club, the Manchester Velodrome,
The City of Manchester Stadium and The Manchester Aquatics
Centre, Greater Manchester can confidently claim to be a
true world class sporting venue
Lytham St. Anne's
Merseyside is The Liverpool City Region, comprising of Liverpool,
Halton, Knowsley, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral. The region
is one of the most exciting and thriving economic regions
in England. It has the fastest growing economy in the country
and is home to blue chip companies such as Jaguar, Littlewoods,
Royal & SunAlliance.
Liverpool which is the home to the world famous Beatles
pop group of the 1960’s and aptly named Liverpool International
John Lennon Airport.
National Museums Liverpool is England’s only national
museums group based entirely outside London. The unique
venues are home to fabulously varied collections covering
everything from social history to space travel, dinosaurs
to docks, and arts to archaeology.
Five years ago the Port of Liverpool was ranked fourth
among UK container ports serving the busy North Atlantic
In 1984 South Yorkshire mining villages were the scene of
one of the biggest civil conflicts in England in living
memory. Flying pickets, wives of striking miners and those
who kept on working tell their stories. Now nearly all the
coal mines (pits) are closed but you could visit The National
Coal Mining Museum for England is located at Caphouse Colliery,
on the western edge of the Yorkshire coalfield, where mining
has been carried out for centuries. A plan dated 1791 and
showing workings from 1789 to 1795 includes a shaft on the
Caphouse site. It is probably the oldest coal-mine shaft
still in everyday use in Britain today.
From December 1943 until the end of the war, 48,000 Bevin
Boys were directed to work in the coal mines. Bevin Boys
represented 10% of male conscripts aged between 18 and 25
during the Second World War and were chosen by ballot to
serve in the mining industry rather than in the armed services.
Another area of interest is The Sheffield and South Yorkshire
Navigation is made up of more than 40 miles of waterway
linking Sheffield with the River Trent - the Sheffield and
Tinsley Canal, the Don Navigation and the Stainforth and
Keadby Canal, along with the New Junction Canal linking
across to the Aire and Calder Canal.
Meadowhall –Sheffield –with over 270 stores under one
roof, this easy to find place just off the M1 at junction
34 near Sheffield. Offers the shopper first class shopping
and refreshments you will find it all at Meadow hall. Probably
the best shopping centre in the country.