In-the-know travelers have long been aware that the North of England is the place to go if you’re on a budget, with prices on accommodation, transport and dining all considerably cheaper than London and the south. The historic heart and cultural capital of Yorkshire makes a strategic starting point. If you’re on a tight budget, invest in a York Pass or make the most of the many free things to do in York. Here are a few ideas.
With its vibrant cities, traditional beach towns and idyllic lakelands, the North West is one of England’s most captivating regions, with plenty of destinations to add to your itinerary. From cheering along with the crowds at a football game to hiking through a national park, here are the five top experiences to have in North West England.
With a history dating back more than 800 years and still one of the U.K.’s busiest trade and passenger ports, Portsmouth, with its seafront location, has long been an important base for the British navy. For visitors, discovering Portsmouth’s maritime heritage is often the main attraction. There’s plenty to explore, starting with a visit to the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
With its dramatic castle and riverfront location, Windsor surely ranks among England’s most photogenic cities and at less than 50km from London, it’s an attractive detour from the capital. Many visitors swoop in on a day trip, but there’s plenty to warrant an overnight for those wanting to escape London’s crowds. To help inspire you, here are 5 great things to do in Windsor.
From its legendary football teams to its iconic pop groups like The Beatles, the cultural capital of the north has a long history of making the headlines, but the best part of visiting North England are the prices, with tours, accommodation and food all costing notably less than in London or the South. Whether you’re on a strict budget or saving your pounds for a few happy hour cocktails; here are some of the best free things to do in Liverpool.
Northwest of London and bordering Wales, the West Midlands is a region all-too-often missed off tourist itineraries, but with its historic towns, multicultural cities and rolling countryside, it offers an authentic taste of central England. The best way to get off-the-beaten-track is to hire a car, but trains and buses also connect all the main sights to London and the North. To help you plan your itinerary, here are the top 5 must-see attractions in the West Midlands.