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This is the region for city breaks, exploring famously-fashionable haunts, historic streets and buildings. It’s a region to walk, cycle and discover the landscapes and wildlife of unspoilt villages.

There is always a feast of sporting entertainment including international cricket, championship golf courses and Premiership football.

England's Northwest is also bursting with cultural confidence, from outstanding national museums and galleries to magical sculptures and blockbuster theatre events.

There are great places to stay in chic city centre hotels, rural retreats, country houses and cosy pubs.

Blackpool is the place for breathtaking rides and spectacular shows. The entertainment adventure capital is a free entry amusement park with an amazing 145 rides and attractions. Including the Pepsi Max Big One, Valhalla and Spin Doctor.

The County of Greater Manchester was created from Manchester and also parts of Cheshire and Lancashire in 1974. Made up of ten boroughs, Greater Manchester is situated in the North-West of England. The 1800's saw the opening of the Bridgewater Canal, the first entirely man-made canal in Britain.

There are many picturesque country trails and parks to explore throughout this beautiful county.

North West of England Universities and Colleges
The University of Sunderland
The University of Sheffield
Sheffield Hallam University
Manchester Metropolitan University
Liverpool Hope University
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The City of Manchester has many interesting places to visit including, Manchester Cathedral, The Imperial War Museum and Manchester Art Gallery. Manchester is also well known for its famous football club, Manchester United. Local towns include Bolton, Oldham and Rochdale, all well worth a visit.

The County of Merseyside is rich in fascinating history and boasting two Cathedrals, Merseyside has a wealth of interesting places to visit such as, the city of Liverpool, where you can explore the many wonderful attractions at the famous Albert Dock complex situated on the banks of the River Mersey including, 'The Beatles Story' re-living the Fab Four's meteoric rise to fame, 'The Merseyside Maritime Museum', telling the story of one of the world's greatest ports.

North West of England Universities and Colleges
University of Manchester
BPP Professional Education
Manchester Business School
University of Liverpool
Cactus Language School