Practical Caravan

North-west England


From powerhouse cities such as Liverpool and Manchester, up the M6 to the Lakes and Carlisle, this region has always been a cultural leader. Whether it’s football or poetry, fell-walking or rock ’n’ roll, the North-west will have had a big influence on your life!

In the country One of the most popular holiday destinatio­ns in the UK, the Lake District continues to wow its plentiful visitors. There are so many things to do and places to stay, but how about a boat trip to give you a sense of your surroundin­gs? Windermere Lake Cruises offers self-drive boat hire (from £40 for an hour) from Bowness Beach or Waterhead.



In the city Liverpool is home to Eurovision this year, so unless you’ve got a ticket, avoid 13 May! Otherwise, there’s loads to do in the home of Merseybeat. Enjoy the museums and galleries – including the Museum of Liverpool and the Maritime Museum – and of course, try a Magical Mystery Tour (tickets £18.95) for Beatles nostalgia. This year, it’s also the 12th Liverpool Biennial, the UK’S largest contempora­ry visual arts festival.


By the water Blackpool’s a place you’ll either love or loathe, but if you’re in the mood for plenty of entertainm­ent, rollercoas­ters, miles of sandy beach (with donkeys) and dancing (strictly ballroom!), this is the place for you. A splendid high tea at The Blackpool Tower is another treat not to be missed (£50 for two).



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LOCAL LINGO In Liverpool, ‘antwacky’ means old fashioned Beatles nostalgia in Liverpool

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