Renting a caravan in the UK is becoming more and more popular. Many people rent a caravan every year, sometimes going to different parts of the UK, sometimes exclusively going back to the same caravan holiday park. With holidays abroad, even package tours, becoming more and more expensive, renting a caravan has become a very affordable holiday for families, couples, singles and groups of friends no matter their ages.
Caravans these days are very modern with all comforts offering everything you would find in a traditional holiday cottage or apartment and they provide holidaymakers with much more freedom than hotel or B&B accommodation. Caravan holiday parks vary in what they provide; some are quiet with few facilities whilst others are packed with all sorts of fun activities, amusement centres, children’s entertainment, sports facilities, shops, bars, restaurants and evening entertainment.
When you rent a caravan in North West England it gives you a great opportunity to explore its five counties which are Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside. Motorway access is excellent and there is a fantastic public transport network so you don’t have to drive to these counties if you don’t want to.
Liverpool and Chester
Most people probably think of Liverpool when they think of the North West. This is hardly surprising considering its shipping history and that The Famous Four (the Beatles) came from Liverpool! Significant sites to visit in Liverpool include Liverpool Cathedral, the Walker Art Gallery, the World Museum, Mersey Maritime Museum, and many, many more. The Albert Dock is an absolute must; it is the heart of Liverpool’s historic waterfront – a place to eat, drink, shop and play. Blending old and new, it is cultural, contemporary, friendly and fun.
Chester is steeped in history and has museums, shops and great restaurants as well as a huge zoo which makes a great day out for all the family.
Manchester is often considered the cultural heart of England where there is a passion for music and sport. Of course it has much more to offer than that and is worthy of a little research. You can shop ‘till you drop’ in the city and the nightlife is buzzing. International cuisine is readily available at almost any time of the night or morning. China Town is packed with restaurants with menus to suit even the most limited of budgets.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Blackpool was originally a coastal hamlet in Lancashire until it was ‘discovered’ in the mid-18th century and slowly grew to become what it is today. The funfair rides are some of the best in the UK and of course the town is right on the coast so you can spend a day at the beach and then move on to other activities. If you are taking a late winter break the Blackpool lights are something not to be missed.
There are cities, towns and villages full of intrigue and interest in North West England to be explored. There is also amazing countryside including the Shropshire Hills, Cheshire Ridge, Lancashire moorlands and fringes of the West Pennines. Just beyond Blackpool is the world renowned Lake District, an area of outstanding natural beauty which is simply awe inspiring if you love nature and wildlife.
The North West of England is an ideal place to rent a caravan and get to know an exciting part of Britain that you may never have visited before.