The North-West is a lovely little corner of Britain – forget any old pre-conceived ideas of its industrial past, this piece of England now contains some of the most cosmopolitan cities, gorgeous open countryside, beautiful beaches and most exciting things to do in the whole country. With this list of glamorous getaway hotels, country retreats and chic apartments, you now have no excuse not to visit!
Epic Apartments LiverpoolThe Location: Liverpool
A city that not so long ago celebrated being named Capital of Culture, this is now a must-see destination with glittering skyscrapers, enough shopping to satisfy even the worst shopaholics and more art, music and food events than you can imagine.
The Accommodation:Epic serviced apartments are a lesson in luxury. Don’t go to a hotel if you’re staying in Liverpool; a serviced apartment offers much more flexibility if you want to stay in and relax one night after shopping until you drop, or if you want to wander down to the local areas of concert square and Bold Street where you can party the night away and come home as late as you like.
Inglewood Manor:The Location: The Heart of Cheshire
Cheshire is one of the most luxurious counties to live in in the UK, often areas of it are referred to as the ‘Millionaire’s Playground’ perhaps due to the numerous footballers mansions! It’s a great area to holiday in if you want countryside pubs, market towns and relaxation.
Inglewood Manor is a gorgeous, grand country home that will give you a taste of the good life. Relax in their spa, or treat yourself to a delectable afternoon tea! Wander the grounds and take part in the hotel facilities, or use this hotel as a quiet base for visiting Chester and local attractions like Chester Zoo.
Thornton HallThe Location: The Wirral
Nestled between North Wales and Merseyside, this little peninsula is full of hidden cultural treasures, such as the Space Port. There’s plenty of great beaches just waiting for you to lounge on them during the summer months too, and it’s a great mid-point between Chester and Liverpool.
Whether you want traditional and cosy or boutique and luxe, Thornton Hall has a room suited for your needs. Another gorgeous country hotel, this is the perfect place for a spa getaway or a romantic weekend!
Great John Street HotelThe Location: Manchester
Manchester is a huge city that sprawls across the North West; it’s full to the brim of concert venues, cocktail bars, luxury restaurants, boutique coffee shops and much more. You can explore the unique side of the city, with its vintage style cafes and independent boutiques, or take in Manchester’s industrial heritage with museums and art galleries galore.
The Great John Street hotel is housed in a transformed old warehouse, and features luxury boutique rooms that rival the best in London. If you’re looking for somewhere really unique and kitsch, this place is perfect and ideally placed in a city centre location. We recommend you try their rooftop bar!
Oddfellows ChesterThe Location: Chester
Chester is a historic city and continuously makes it on to ‘top 10 beautiful cities’ lists. It’s surrounded by ancient Roman walls, which you can tour, and the streets are lined with grand black-and-white Tudor homes, as well as plenty of beautiful historical architecture from other eras too. The Rows are a unique feature lined with boutique shops that must not be missed!
Oddfellows is a famous feature in Chester, as it also hosts one of the most luxurious and exciting bars in the city. There’s great dining here too, so if you don’t want to venture too far out in the evening for food and entertainment it’s right on your doorstep! The rooms are designed beautifully too, you’ll feel thoroughly spoilt staying here!