Top 10 things to do in the North of England

Here at BUNAC HQ we have put our heads together to come up with the top attractions to visit in the North of England. If you are heading to England on our Intern in Britain programme you should try and cross some of these off your list.

Old Trafford in Manchester

1) The National Football Museum in Manchester:

  • The world's greatest football memorabilia collection with over 140'000 items.
  • Learn how England become the home of football, why it is so popular today and how it has changed our lives.

2) Baltic Centre for Contemporary Arts in Newcastle:

  • A converted flour mill converted into an art gallery overlooking the Tyne with great views of Newcastle.
  • You can choose to wander around the exhibits yourself or hire a guide for the day.

3) The Crucible in Sheffield for snooker:

  • Made famous for hosting the World Snooker Championships.
  • Dates for next year's championships: Saturday 18 April – Monday 4 May 2015.
  • "No member of the audience is ever further than 22 metres from the stage, and the sightlines are excellent, offering equality of experience across the auditorium."

Check out the Beatles Story

4) The Beatles Story Musuem (The Albert Docks) in Liverpool:

  • The world's largest Beatle exhibition in the world located in the city where it all began.
  • Located on Liverpool's Albert Docks which are a UNESCO World Heritage site.

5) Bronte Parsonage Museum in Howarth:

  • Visit the site where the likes of Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights were penned.
  • This charming Northern English village has hardly changed at all since the Bronte's resided there.

6) Hill Top Farm, the home of Beatrix Potter, in Cumbria:

  • Nestled in the Lake District (an extensive National Park) lies the house where Ms Potter created Peter Rabbit.
  • See original artwork by Beatrix Potter and explore her quaint house and rabbit-friendly garden.

7) Chatsworth House in the Peak District

  • Explore this beautiful Edwardian stately home complete with library, portrait gallery and ceramics.
  • With extensive gardens, fountains, maze and rockery.

Check out York Minster

8) York Minster Cathedral:

  • York Cathedral houses some impressive stained glass showcasing, incredible arcitecture and a wealth of history.
  • Pay £5 extra and climb the iconic Central Tower for the best views of the historical city of York.

9) Chester Zoo:

  • This zoo houses over 11000 animals and 400 different species.
  • Chester zoo is dedicated to conservation efforts of endangered species and is ethical in the preservation of these animals.

10) Durham Castle (UNESCO World Heritage Site):

  • Dating back to 1072 and of huge historical significance as it's contruction was order by William the Conqueror.
  • The castle is a motte and bailey which means it had a mound (motte) on which the tower (bailey) is perched, usually with an accompanying ditch.

Ready to start your British adventure? Check out our Intern in Britain programme or call one of the team to talk through your options on 1-800-46-28622.

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