Manchester

For almost all of its existence, Manchester has been a bastion of forward thinking. From the industrial revolution, When the first steam – driven cotton mills turned the city into an international textile centre, to the modern urban regeneration projects it has spearheaded, Manchester has embraced the new and ridden the crest of the technological wave.

The city continues to look to the future. Audacious urban regeneration.

Piccadilly Gardens

Tow hall

Chinatown

New Brighton Beach, in the north-west corner of the Wirral peninsula offers an attractive 3/4-mile stretch of golden sand. In the summer months it is a popular destination for day-trippers.

From the beach there are striking views over the Liverpool city skyline. The beach is a good place to watch ships sailing out from the mouth of the Mersey estuary into the Irish Sea.

Beyond the marine lake is the 19th century Grade II listed Perch Rock Fort, once part of the sea-defences system. This is now home to the Aviation and Archaeology Museum which has many interesting exhibits including a section on “Luftwaffe over Merseyside”. Beyond the fort is the picturesque Perch Rock lighthouse.

Children visiting the beach will enjoy playing around the Black Pearl, a community-built driftwood boat.

The seaside resort of New Brighton has been popular since the mid-19th century. It now features a £60 million leisure development – Marine Point, with shops, restaurants, theatre and cinema.

Crosby Beach

A  differente Beach

An army of iron statues look out to sea from Crosby Beach visit this surreal, haunting artwork by Antony Gormley, and explore its unique coastine. About 6 miles north of central Liverpool is Crosby beach here you’ll find the striking public artwork another place, by world famous British artist  Antony Gormley.

See them for yourself in Crosby 20minutes by train from Liverpool central. Itself just over 2 hours from London by rail

Iron Men  Crosby Beach 

Blackpool

Blackpool remains  a unique experience despite, rather than because of, a major regeneration project on the promenade. A wall of amusement arcades, piers, bingo and fast food stalls stretches behind the sands. At night, entertainers struff under the bright lights. The town attracts thousands of visitors in september and October when illuminations line the roads for miles. Blackpool’s resort life dates back to the 18th century, but it burst into prominence when the railway arrived in 1840, allowing lancastrian workes to travel to the popular resort.

Blackpool

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