Visit - North West

With spectacular scenery, commanding castles and a magnificent Roman Wall, there is plenty to discover in the North West of England.

View of Birdoswald Roman Fort

Unleash your inner archaeologist

Birdoswald Roman Fort is home to over 1,800 years of history, from the Romans to 16th-century border raiders and Victorian romantics. It’s unique and layered history has made it an archaeologist's paradise and excavations still take place every summer.

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View of Brougham Castle from across the River Eamont on a summer's day

A picturesque castle

Explore a unique complex of passages and spiral staircases, at what was once a formidable barrier against Scots and a prestigious residence. Delve into the lives of those who lived there, including Lady Anne Clifford who fought to claim her inheritance.

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View of the outside of Stott Park Bobbin Mill in summer with the woodland surrounding the mill

A unique industrial history

Nestled in the heart of the Lake District, surrounded by woodland, sits Stott Park Bobbin Mill. See the mill brought back to life through a guided tour and demonstrations of the machinery, including a bobbin made in real time.

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View of Furness Abbey from the stream which runs through the abbey grounds.

Relax and reset

Founded in the early 12th century by Stephen, who would later become King Stephen, Furness Abbey has long been an inspiration for poets and writers, including Wordsworth and Turner.

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The North West boasts a huge variety of English Heritage sites from Hadrian's Wall to awesome castles and beautiful abbeys. Make the most of what this region and the rest of the country has to offer with an English Heritage Membership. Enjoy unlimited access to hundreds of historic places plus free and discounted entry to our fantastic events.

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