North West

Visitors walking through the gardens in winter

Explore magnificent houses, mighty castles, stunning coastline and dramatic landscapes.

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Visitors walking in the Winter Garden at Dunham Massey, Cheshire

Christmas days out in the North West 

Make the most of the festive season and enjoy Christmas days out as a family at these very special places in the North West.

Visitors at Treasurer's House, York

Places in the North where you need to book 

Some of the smaller places we care for in England will be opening with guided tours, so you’ll need to pre-book before your visit. These tours will be led by expert volunteers and will show the places in a new light. You may also need to book in advance at some other places temporarily, where visitor numbers need to be limited for practical reasons.

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Ranger clearing a water channel of debris at Lyme Park, Cheshire

Green Recovery in Cheshire and Greater Manchester 

In Cheshire and Greater Manchester we have bold ambitions to restore green spaces, protect places from the impact of flooding, capture carbon, and find natural solutions to the problems of climate change.


Get active outdoors in the North West

From gentle strolls to longer hikes in scenic surroundings, fast-paced running events for grown-ups to teaching little legs to ride a bike, there are plenty of ways to get active in the North West, all year round.

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