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towns, cities and villages


Blackpool is a seaside resort on the Irish Sea coast of England. It's known for Blackpool Pleasure Beach, an old-school amusement park with vintage wooden roller coasters. Built in 1894, the landmark Blackpool Tower houses a circus, a glass viewing platform and the Tower Ballroom, where dancers twirl to the music of a Wurlitzer organ.

W:    TIC01253 478222

Coach Parking: Foxhall Village - 15 spaces 24 hour access, Seasiders Way - 43 spaces, closes 11pm, Gynn Square - 12 spaces 24 hour access, Airport (from 10th Aug). Pay and Display at all sites.

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Things to do: Madame Tussauds BlackpoolBlackpool Pleasure BeachBlackpool ZooThe Blackpool TowerOpera House & Winter Gardens


Bury is a town in Greater Manchester on the River Irwell, 5.5 miles east of Bolton, 5.9 miles west-south west of Rochdale, and 7.9 miles north-north west of Manchester.

W:    TIC: The Fusilier Museum, Moss St, Bury BL9 0DF

Things to do: Bury Art MuseumIrwell Sculpture TrailPeel Tower & Holcombe Hill and Fusilier Museum



Chester is a city in north west England, founded as a Roman fortress in the 1st century A.D. It is known for its extensive, well-preserved Roman walls made of local red sandstone. A Roman amphitheatre, with ongoing excavations, lies just outside the old city's walls.

W:    TIC: 0845 647 7868

Things to do: Chester ZooWalls of ChesterBlue Planet Aquarium and Chester Cathedral

Eden Valley

Lying with the Pennines to the east and the Lake District Fells to the west, the beautiful Eden Valley around the River Eden is a mix of lush green countryside, traditional towns and attractive sandstone villages some dating back to Viking times. To the south are the peaceful Howgill Fells, a favourite of Wainwright.


Situated on the banks of the River Weaver, Nantwich is a medieval market town famous for the black and white timbered buildings dotted around the town.


Liverpool is a historic maritime city in the north west where the River Mersey meets the Irish Sea. A key trade and migration port from the 18th to the early 20th centuries, it's also, famously, the hometown of The Beatles. Ferries cruise the waterfront, where the iconic shipping and mercantile buildings known as the "Three Graces" stand on the Pier Head.

W:    TIC: 0151 709 8111

Things to do: The Beatles StoryThe Albert DockLiverpool Cathedral and  Radio City Tower 


Southport is a large seaside town on the Irish sea coast close to the cities of Manchester and Liverpool.

W:    TIC: 01704 533333

Things to do: Southport PierBotanic GardensBritish Lawnmower Museum and Hesketh Park