North West

A family by the house at Speke Hall and Garden

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

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A young Paul McCartney and John Lennon sit with their guitars next to the fireplace in the front room of 20 Forthlin Road. They are in the process of writing and practicing 'I Saw her Standing There'.

Bringing live music back to the birthplace of the Beatles 

20 Forthlin Road is where the Beatles were born. Discover the winners of The Forthlin Sessions and find out how we're bringing live music back to this remarkable house.

A woman and two children walk up to the lake opposite the house at Lyme

School holidays in the North West 

As nature springs to life, the May half term holidays are the ideal time to visit these special places in the North West.

Discover family activities near you

Step into Spring

Walking in the North West 

As the days get brighter and spring flowers start to bloom, it's the perfect time to step out on a spring-time walk.

Explore North West gardens

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.

Uncover our collection in the North West

A selection of photos from the E. Chambre Hardman collection laid across a table, showing a range of subjects including landscapes and portraits

Revealing the E. Chambré Hardman photographic collection

Discover more about our exciting two-year project to catalogue and conserve the E. Chambré Hardman Photographic Collection and to make it more accessible for everyone to explore and enjoy.