Updated on November 6, 2023 by Axel Hernborg

Axel Hernborg

When visiting England, it can be difficult to organise a day trip.

However, with our guide, we’ll offer plenty of ideas for visiting the counties of Cheshire, Cumbria, Lancashire, Manchester, and Merseyside.

Whether you want a day out with the family or time alone, we have plenty of options available.

Day Trips In Cheshire

Cheshire is a ceremonial county in the northwest of England, bordering Merseyside and Greater Manchester to the North. It’s mainly a rural area and is classed as a non-metropolitan county, but it is a brilliant place to visit.

Cheshire has a long history, so you’ll find plenty available for a day trip in the county. Here are some of our recommendations. 

Day Trips In Cumbria

Cumbria is a ceremonial county in North West England which also borders Scotland. It is also home to the iconic Lake District.

Naturally, there are many natural attractions and museums found in Cumbria, as it is a non-metropolitan county. If you’re looking for a beautiful area, you’ll need to visit the numerous National Parks found here. 

Day Trips In Lancashire

Lancashire is a historical, ceremonial county that includes some areas in Manchester and Liverpool. It borders Cumbria to the north and shares a southern border with Greater Manchester and Merseyside.

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One of its most famous landmarks is the seaside town of Blackpool, a famous seaside resort which travellers flock to every year. As a non-metropolitan county, it’s a more rural area with numerous outdoor areas to explore.

Day Trips In Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester is a ceremonial county in North West England, which contains many cities, making it a large metropolitan area.

Greater Manchester is the second most populous urban area in the UK. If you’re interested in museums, football, and shopping, you’ll need to explore this county.

Day Trips In Merseyside

Merseyside is a ceremonial county in North West England, with its most populous city being Liverpool.

Known for its history of art and music and its famous football clubs, Merseyside is a beautiful county that art lovers will adore. There are plenty of different places to visit that will keep anyone happy.

Final Thoughts

These are some of the best places for day trips in the North West. If you’re planning a visit, we recommend checking out these iconic locations to experience the best that the North West offers.