North West England Coast Guide
The North West region of England has a great deal to offer the visitor - with golden beaches, miles of unspoilt coastline and some of the UK's largest dockland areas. As with other regions of the country this area is one of contrasts - with working ports rubbing shoulders with nature reserves and dense urban areas intermingled with areas of outstanding natural beauty. The area is rich in maritime history boasting some of the major locations for shipbuilding in the country all in all a very interesting place to visit.
This region also boasts the UK's most popular entertainment seaside resort - Blackpool, which has long been a favourite with many thousands of visitors and which is undergoing something of a renaissance at the moment. With its trademark tower and some of the World's most thrilling rides this is a destination you must visit at sometime. Check out the link on the left for more details. The area also has some excellent beaches and natural areas to explore. To look for north west coast holidays and hotels, guest houses and cottages - see the resort pages.
The counties covered by this region on ukcoastguide are Cheshire, Merseyside, Lancashire and Cumbria. The coastline covered runs from The Wirral peninsular in the south to Gretna in the north and includes the offshore island of the Isle of Man.
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Full details of hotels, guest houses and cottages can be found in the resort pages.
Travel in North West England
Road transport throughout the region is mostly good as the area is served by one of the UK's major north/south route - the M6. There are motorway spurs off of the M6 to the Liverpool area along the M62 and to the Blackpool area via the M55. The only area that is rather less accessible is the Cumbrian coastline around Workington but the scenic A66 is a good access route to use as it takes in much of the Lake District along the way.
Map of North West England
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