A ticket to ride in Northern England includes Herriot Country, the Lake District, Hogwarts and entry to one of the world’s finest cathedrals
The striking upland landscapes of Northern England have inspired many writers and poets. William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter drew their creativity from the stunning Lake District; James Herriot, from the rolling Yorkshire Dales. Herriot Country is also an ideal base from which to visit the historic city of York. Dating back to the seventh century, York Minster is a must-see component of any trip to the North of England.
A quaint black-and-white town, Chester is complete with city walls and half-timbered stores. In contrast, Liverpool, the birthplace of The Beatles, is vibrant and colourful, with a trip to The Cavern Club a must for any music-lover.
Alnwick Castle in Northumberland – recognisable as Hogwarts – offers a realm of adventure for all Harry Potter fans.
Northern England has so much more to offer than the undeniable beauty of its landscapes. The juxtaposition of old and new can be seen throughout the industrial architecture; English history is brought vividly to life; and a world of experiences awaits the whole family.
It’s all uphill from here, but the views are incredible once you reach the top.