Manchester - Gateway to the North

Thanks to our position in the heart of the country, Manchester is the gateway to the north of England and Wales so why not expand your Manchester visit even further with a day trip or excursion. We're surrounded by beautiful countryside, including the Lake District. the Peak District and Wales, and cosmopolitan cities such as Chester, Durham, Leeds, Liverpool, Newcastle and York. From heritage and history and arts and culture to food and drink and shopping, the North has it all. See great sports and events and visit the many incredible family attractions in the north of England and Wales. Use our map to see what's nearby or check out the box office to purchase tickets for attractions and events.

Discover some of Northern England and Wales' top attractions and events with our map below.

Travelling around Northern England

Visit the cities of Durham, Newcastle, Liverpool, Leeds and Hull by train with a North of England 4 in 8-Day Rover ticket. The ticket is valid for 8 days and within that time you will be allowed 4 days of unlimited travel so you can travel to each city to explore its cultural offer. Sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful countryside as you travel through the north of England.

Essential Northern England...