The 10 Most i\Impressive Beauty Spots in the North West

In recent years a greater number of Brits have been opting to stay in the UK and enjoy the sights and sounds of their nation rather than going abroad on holiday.

And with so many stunning places right here in Great Britain there is no wonder that the ‘staycation’ is becoming increasingly popular.

One area where many people may consider flocking is the North West which boasts some of the most beautiful natural scenery in the nation.

The historic Tudor buildings of Chester

From the famed Lake District to the elegance of Tatton Park and the cobbled streets of Chester the North West has a lot to offer holidaymakers and daytrippers.

Here’s our top ten suggestions of beautiful places to visit.

Derwent Water

No list of beauty spots is complete without a mention of the Lake District and Derwent Water is one of the standout areas in a region bursting with natural beauty.

The tranquil waters are perfect for rowing and from the lake you can see some of the nation’s most impressive mountains including Skiddaw, Helvellyn and Scafell.

Tatton Park

Home to the RHS Flower Show, Tatton Park is a stunning historic estate set in beautiful grounds. Boasting a Japanese garden, a 1,000-acre deer park, a working farm, there is plenty to keep people occupied.

Chester

It may be unusual to hear a city described as beautiful, however, Chester certainly fits this description thanks to its cobbled streets, olde worlde buildings and unique dual level shops.

Ingleton Waterfalls

The UK boasts some stunning waterfalls and those at Ingleton are among the best. Surrounded by flora, fauna and woodland, a walk to the cascading waters is the perfect day out.

Gummers How

Another mention for the Lake District. Gummers How is a perfect picnic spot and overlooks Lake Windermere. This is the perfect location for an autumn early-evening stroll when the leaves are changing and the area turns into a kaleidoscope of colour.

Rivington

Hailed as a mini Lake District, Rivington in Lancashire boasts rugged hills, picturesque reservoirs and wildlife-filled woodland making it the perfect place for a stroll of a weekend. For adventure seekers there is also a Go Ape course offering stunning views.

Upper Eden Valley

Situated between the Lakes and Yorkshire, Upper Eden Valley near Kirkby Stephen is unspoiled and slightly less busy than many other more touristy beauty spots.

Creating a triangle from Penrith to Brough, Kirkby Stephen and Tebay the region offers some stunning walking routes and breathtaking scenery.

Solway Coast

Stretching from Rockcliffe Marsh on the Scottish Border to the harbour town of Maryport the Solway Coast is British seaside at its best. The natural landscapes and rugged coastline make it stunning at any time, however, it is definitely at its best at sunset.

Formby

Few places combine beach and forest better than Formby, where a pine forest lies just beyond the sandy dunes.

Nature lovers should also keep their eyes peeled for the red squirrels which inhabit the forest.

Tarn Hows

We’ll end where we began, in the Lake District. Tarn Hows is widely regarded as one of the region’s most beautiful walks and at just 1.5 miles around the water it is suitable for all.

If you’re heading to the North West, you might also be interested in reading this article on the 10 best things about living in Manchester.

1 Comment

  1. I have never heard of most of these places, now that they have become more popular are they very crowded too? Btw, the Lake District in general is amazing, one of the places I have always wanted to see…

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