Lancashire is home to the city of Manchester. But again the surrounding area is mostly rural, apart from a few holiday destinations like Blackpool and the coastal town of Morecambe (take great care, as this is the bay where the Chinese cockle-pickers lost their lives, a few years back).
North West England is a vast area that only covers a few counties. Most of it is taken up by The Lake District, an area of lakes and mountains that is one of the most popular holiday destinations in England. Nearby is Carlisle railway station (where Celia Johnson said goodbye to Trevor Howard in the beautiful film Brief Encounter).
Just over the water is Scotland, and the coastline looks out over the Irish sea. If you don’t wish to take the notoriously choppy ferry from Holyhead (North Wales) to reach the Emerald Isle, Liverpool also sails to Ireland, albeit on a longer trip.
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