Liverpool

     Liverpool is still an exciting place .Nothing in travel equals the approach to a city by water . A Distant ridge becomes a line of  buildings, which separate and acquire volume as they come closer. With the heave of a ship’s deck underfoot, they take on an added solidity. Of nowhere is this more so than of Liverpool’s Pier Head, Where stand the places of commerce known as Tree Graces.

Liverpool an extraordinary status as centre of cultural invention. The ballad portrayed it as a city paved with gold, though it was still gripped by decades of depression.

With the largest collection of museums and galleries anywhere outside of the Capital, Liverpool’s culture and heritage are at the very heart of the city

 

 

 

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Gold Hill

The reason is that the street embodies ‘Ye Olde England’, a row of apparently tumbledown cottages with steep eaves and walls drapped in flowers. Each dwelling has its own personality, yet is part of a communal whole. Such townscapes convey a security, confort and good neighbourliness wholly absent from hard edged modern design. We can preserve these qualities from the past, yet seem unable to replicate them.

While such scenes are familiar in France and Italy, England offers few streets to equal Gold Hill’s Charm. The wall is massively buttressed and seems in perpetual danger of collapsing into the street.

From the top of the hill the line of cottages curves down a cobbled pavement. Though clearly medieval in origin, most have windows and roofs no earlier than the eighteenth century. Each is a composition in itself, a façade of stone or White wash and a roof thatch or tile. There is no clutter of modern vehicles or street furniture.

Seen from above, Gold Hill has a backdrop of countryside. Such backdrops, to many of my views, are critical to the composition. They are the Frames, The garlands, the adornments of the landscape

 

York

From its awe-inspiring cathedral to picturesque medieval streets and recreated Viking World all embraced by ancient city walls here at a glance are top attractions of this charismatic City, offer a panoramic view of the city looking across pantiled roofs and gardens to the Cathedral. York’s city walls make a great walking route. at 2 Miles (3.2Km) long, They take around two hours to walk and offer fine view. The Walk way was only constructed in Victorian times – allowing ladies and gentlemen to make an elegant promenade

The Shambles

Starts of the square and gives an immediate impression of what York must have looked like in the century,  This is one preserved and oldest medieval streets in the whole of Europe, although the shop fronts have been restored. The Shambles aren’t limited to souvenirs, Sweet -toothed,  toffe makers. Chocaholics can make for chocolate heaven, while savoury lovers shouldn’t miss Ye Olde Pie.
Yorkshire Pudding -have become the traditional accompaniment to that inconic English meal of roast beef, Roast potatoes and horseradish sauce, usually served onion gravy.

York’s Chocolate Trail

Information tourist office and follow York’s Chocolate trail, which maps out all things Chocolates. Think York, think chocolate; names like Rowntree’s and Terry’s, plus other Quaker families making confectionery, are deeply rooted in York’s social and industrial development. Follow the history trail and also visit themed cafes and individual Chocolate shops. The trail ends at York’s Chocolate story in king’s square

Viking Centre (life with the Vikings)

At Jorvik there are lots of activies for Children,in addition to the journey on the ‘dark ride’. They can also see the skeleton of Viking Killed in battle, handle replicas of tools and objects found in the original dig, and  use touchscreens to get a more in depth insight into the daily life of the Vikings in York.

 

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Paris

 

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Paris, City of light. City of romance and revolution. A foodie paradaise. A culture Lover’s Dream.Paris is all these things and more…

Southport

Although many would say Southport’s heyday was in the Victorian era this traditional seaside resort is still one of the most popular in the UK. Much of this has been due to the array of annual events held here which pull in big crowds. However, it is still the town’s vast swathe of sandy beach that is the reason that people keep coming back and life revolves around the seafront.

In summer, the beach is an ideal spot for all those traditional Great British seaside pastimes. Building sandcastles, flying kites or taking a dip in in the safe bathing waters are all as popular as ever.

For an even more traditional experience visi the recently restored Pier which dates back to 1860. It is in fact the oldest iron pier in the country. Visitors can walk or take a tram ride to the end of the pier, which has a viewing platform looking over the estuary. The Pier Pavilion has displays on local wildlife and the history of the pier.

The golden sands of Southport Beach are part of the 22-mile Sefton coastline leading from the Mersey into the Ribble Estuary. Beyond Southport’s seafront things rapidly return to a natural wilderness with some of the largest undeveloped dune systems in the UK.
North of the pier, lies Marshside RSPB reserve, with viewing screens, two hides and a viewing platform.

There are two walking trails through the dunes close to the beach. The Queen’s Jubilee Trail, accessed from the Esplanade has trails, information boards and picnic areas. The Velvet Walk is a circular walk going past dunes, ponds and reed beds

 

Manchester

For almost all of its existence, Manchester has been a bastion of forward thinking. From the industrial revolution, When the first steam – driven cotton mills turned the city into an international textile centre, to the modern urban regeneration projects it has spearheaded, Manchester has embraced the new and ridden the crest of the technological wave.

The city continues to look to the future. Audacious urban regeneration.

Piccadilly Gardens

Tow hall

Chinatown