North West

From magnificent houses and mighty castles, to stunning coastline and dramatic landscapes, there’s plenty to explore in the North West.

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’50 Things’

Watch out for Lyme Park in The Village

Filming series two of  ’The Village’ at Lyme Park © Company Pictures & All3Media / BBC / Lawrence Cendrowicz.

Filming series two of ’The Village’ at Lyme Park

A second series of the triple BAFTA nominated hit, The Village returns to our screens on 10 August, starring our very own Lyme Park.

Wray Castle

Enjoying a day dressing up at Wray Castle © NTPL/Paul Harris

Enjoying a day dressing up at Wray Castle

The little ones are running wild at this castle - get ready for sword fighting, dressing up as knights and princesses and bike riding along the shores of Lake Windermere. Better still - arrive by boat or bus and receive a 10% discount on entry and in the shop. We can’t think of a better day out!

Want to get fit this summer?

Get on your bike for a friendly welcome at a property near you © NTPL/British Cycling

Get on your bike for a friendly welcome at a property near you

We’re doing a spot of running at Lyme Park. With trails for all levels and abilities, it's a great way to build up your fitness and explore the park. If hopping on a bike is more your scene, we've plenty of skyrides in the Lakes.

Channel 4's The Mill, Series 2

 

Earlier this year, Darlow Smithson Productions filmed The Mill, Series 2 at Quarry Bank. The new six-part series is inspired by our archives, real events and personalities. It focusses on the mill workers' lives between 1838 and 1842, a period of turbulent social, political and industrial change. The story is given added drama by the creation of events and characters that are entirely fictional.

Find out more about Quarry Bank, The Mill and meet the characters here.

This summer...

Aira Force

Aira Force defninitely improves with wet weather © National Trust / Ade Collins

We’ve made lots of improvements to your visit at Aira Force. Will you brave the new viewing platform?

Bickerton Hill

Bickerton HIll basks in a blaze of autumnal glow © Chris Widger

At Bickerton Hill we’re working to restore the lowland heath - it's one of the world’s rarest and most endangered landscapes.

Woollen woods at Sizergh

Join us for Woollen Woods at Sizergh © Jo Leary

We're making woolly creatures to brighten the woods at Sizergh. There's birds, caterpillars, flowers and much more. Come and see for yourself.

Speke Hall

Join us for Woollen Woods at Sizergh © National Trust/Alex Muir

Try out the woodland play area, or the newly opened Coastal Reserve walk at Speke Hall.

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