Days Out in the North West

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With spectacular scenery, commanding castles, a Roman Wall and fascinating historical sites, the North West of England offers great days out for all the family this season.

We have now switched to our winter opening hours, meaning that while many properties are open at weekends and are running events for all, there may be restricted access during the week. Please check opening times before travelling.

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Beeston Castle and Woodland Park
Beeston Castle and Woodland Park

Cheshire

If you’re planning a family day out in Cheshire, then a visit to Beeston Castle in Tarporley fits the bill perfectly. This 'Castle of the Rock' is famous for its spectacular views.

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Birdoswald Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall
Birdoswald Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall

Cumbria

Birdoswald Roman Fort is the perfect place to stop if on a family day out or if you're walking or cycling along Hadrian's Wall in Cumbria. Extensive remains of the Roman Fort can be explored.

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Carlisle Castle
Carlisle Castle

Cumbria

Carlisle Castle was a constantly updated working fortress until well within living memory. Now its rich and varied visitor attractions reflect its long and eventful history.

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Furness Abbey
Furness Abbey

Cumbria

The remains of an abbey founded by Stephen, later King of England, including much of the east end and west tower of the church, ornately decorated chapter house and cloister buildings.

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Lanercost Priory
Lanercost Priory

Cumbria

The beautiful and now tranquil setting of Augustinian Lanercost Priory belies an often troubled history.

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Brougham Castle
Brougham Castle

Cumbria

In a picturesque setting beside the crossing of the River Eamont, Brougham Castle was founded in the early 13th century.

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Events : North West

Roman Helmet Making
Venue: Birdoswald Roman Fort, Cumbria
Date: Sat 14 Feb - Sun 22 Feb 2015

Create your own Roman helmet in one of two family friendly sessions.

Soldiers of the Garrison
Venue: Beeston Castle & Woodland Park, Cheshire
Date: Sat 14 & Sun 15 Feb

Join in the fun this half term and get hands-on with history as you learn how to live like a Civil War soldier.

Den Building
Venue: Beeston Castle, Cheshire
Date: Mon 16 - Sun 22 Feb

Climb to the top of the castle and have fun building a den amongst the castle ruins. With plenty of natural materials to hand you will be able to explore the castle in search of making that perfect den.

Stott Steam Weekend
Venue: Stott Park Bobbin Mill, Cumbria
Date: Sat 4 April - Mon 6 April

Every month we power up our steam engine for visitors to enjoy Stott Park Bobbin Mill in action.

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