New Homes in the North West
New Homes in the North West
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Encompassing five counties - Cheshire, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cumbria and Merseyside - the North West of England is a great place to call home. From the music culture of Liverpool to the seaside fun at Blackpool, the area includes lively cities, lovely countryside and much more.
The biggest cities are Manchester and Liverpool, while major towns include Bolton, Warrington and Chester. New homes in North West England provide easy transport links, a variety of facilities and lots of cultural sights.
Residents of the North West are spoiled for choice when it comes to the various facilities. There is world-class indoor shopping at Trafford Centre, indoor skiing and snowboarding at Manchester’s Chill Factore, and plenty of libraries and leisure centres within easy reach from any town.
Places of interest
The North West has a strong sporting heritage, especially when it comes to football. There are four Premiership clubs in the area: Everton FC, Liverpool FC, Manchester United and Manchester City. For those who prefer rugby, Sale Sharks are a firm fixture in the Premier League. At Aintree Racecourse, the Grand National is an annual event.
You’ll find lots of cultural sights in the North West, including the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool and the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester. National Trust properties Tatton Park and Dunham Massey are a must-visit in Cheshire, while further north you’ll discover Williamson Park in Lancaster, Blackpool Tower and Morecambe Bay.
The North West has a total of three national parks - The Lake District, plus areas of the Peak District and Yorkshire Dales - offering some of the UK’s most lovely countryside.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Blackpool Zoo, Lancaster Castle, the National Football Museum and Albert Dock are great places to explore too.
The North West is home to some of the UK’s best schools. Altrincham Grammar School for Girls is a consistent high-performer, along with Lancaster Girls' Grammar School, Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School and The Blue Coat School in Liverpool.
The North West has thirteen universities. The biggest is the University of Manchester, followed closely by Manchester Metropolitan, The University of Central Lancashire in Preston, Liverpool John Moores University and Liverpool University.
The North West’s main road is the M6, which runs from north to south. A journey from one of the North West’s most southerly towns, Chester, to one of the most northerly, Penrith, takes just under two hours. The largest and busiest airport is Manchester Airport, followed by Liverpool John Lennon Airport.
Virgin’s West Coast Main Line serves most of the North West. Liverpool can be reached from Manchester within 45 minutes by car or train. Heading further afield, a journey to London takes just 2 hours and 10 minutes from Manchester Piccadilly.
Ferries from Liverpool go to Dublin and the Isle of Man, while Birkenhead port serves Belfast and Dublin.