Edition #7 2019
Northern England City Special
“The Fab Four, Manchester United, The Lake District and Hadrian’s Wall. They are only four names. But everyone knows them. What they have in common is that they all come from Northern England”
North of England City Experience
With Brexit approaching fast, we almost forget something else: what a wonderfully beautiful country England is. And Northern England in particular. The Fab Four, Manchester United, The Lake District and Hadrian’s Wall. They are only four names. But everyone knows them. What they have in common is that they all come from Northern England.
The five cities of Northern England, Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle and Hull are connected by a rather beautiful train route on which you can take the ’North of England City Experience’ via the TransPennine Express train company.
A train journey straight through the Pennines, a mountain range that runs through Northern England. The Pennines are also called the most beautiful nature reserve in England for its incredible landscape of green hills and peaks. The highest peak of the Pennines is 914 m above sea level.
The five Cities of Northern England are currently quite up-and-coming. The old industrial capitals of the north are bursting with art galleries, street art, exhibitions, events and festivals. But you will also find great national parks outside the cities. All the more reason to spend an entire edition on the North of England.
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With train and boat to the cities
The TransPennine Express takes you right through the Pennine Hills, a gorgeous mountain range in the North of England and the perfect way to discover the North of England and all its cities and parks.
The North of England City Experience ticket is valid for 8 days, it costs £99 and will let you travel for 4 days. House of Britain offers several city trips up north.