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Free Things to do in the North West of England

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A travel journal to England by dkm1981

Bolton Civic Museum Photo, Bolton, England More Photos
Quote: As with most 'free' things, there are bits and pieces that you have to pay for, but these are all days out that you can experience without actually HAVING to spend any money!

Trafford Centre

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Attraction | "It's All Under One Roof"

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The Trafford Centre is a huge shopping complex just outside Manchester with every shop and eatery you can imagine, with a 16 screen cinema and games arcade and bowling alley thrown into the mix. *Directions* By car: Straight off the M60 at either junction 9 or 10. Coming from Lancashire, we usually come off at junction 9, but sometimes when it's super busy, the overhead signs on the motorway direct you to come off at junction 10 to ease traffic. You can actually see it from the motorway, so you don't need the million-and-one directional signs once you get off the motorway, although they are there anyway! There are 1000's of parking spaces across a number of carparks all o...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 29, 2009

Trafford Centre
Barton Dock Road
Manchester, England M17 8AA
+44 (161) 749 1717

Haworth Village

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Attraction | "A Step Back in Time!"

The Main Street Photo, Yorkshire, England
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When people from outside of the UK picture England, it is often a traditional and quaint image that they see: cobbled streets lined with higgledy-piggledy stone buildings; communities built around the local shop or church; and children playing with a ball in the streets. Those of us who live here know that this is, for the most part, not even close to the truth. It is in Haworth though. Haworth is like the land that time forgot and it has maintained much of its traditional charm to make it one of Yorkshire’s favourite tourist attractions.Located in the Worth Valley, Haworth isn’t much more than a street, but it is a street that is bursting with character and it is the heart of Bronte Count...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 5, 2009

National Football Museum

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Attraction | "Not Just For Avid Footballers!"

National Football Museum Photo, Manchester, England
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I have that kind of lethargy that you get when you've lived in the same area for a long period of time - 'there's nothing to do', 'I've seen it all' and 'it's all rubbish'. So, it's always a nice surprise when I stumble across something new - especially when that new thing is absolutely FREE to enjoy! This is what happened when I discovered the National Football Museum, located at Preston North End's Deepdale Stadium, in Preston.So, what is it?Well, as the name suggests, it is a football museum which contains a collection of all things football, from its invention, right up to the present day.It's the jewel of the football memorabilia world's crown - described as th...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 28, 2009

National Football Museum
Urbis Building, Cathedral Gardens, Todd Street
Manchester M4 3BG
0161 605 8200

Bolton Civic Museum

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Attraction | "A Surprisingly Interesting Museum"

Bolton Civic Museum Photo, Bolton, England
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I'm always looking for quirky things to do on my days off, because I'm not one of these people who can just sit around and do nothing. Much of my research starts on t'internet, as we say Up North, and the other day I stumbled across the website for the Bolton Museum, Aquarium and Art Gallery (http://www.boltonmuseums.org.uk). Bolton isn't far from were I live so when I noticed that it's free to enter, we decided to pay a visit and I'm pleased to say that I'm glad I did. The Bolton Museum is in the town centre on Le Mans Crescent (behind the town hall) and is conveniently located next to a multi-story car park and just opposite the bus station. The museum and aquarium are in the same buildi...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 29, 2009

Bolton Civic Museum
Le Mans Cresc
Bolton, Lancashire, England

Imperial War Museum North

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Attraction | "A Thought Provoking Afternoon"

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Introduction I remember going to the Imperial War Museum in London when I was a child and having a great time, so when I discovered there was one here in the North, I decided to pay a visit. The Imperial War Museum North is housed in an obscure, but interesting, looking building and is basically made up of two floors: The ground floor is the entrance and includes the gift shop, a dining room (where you can eat your packed lunch, if you've brought one), a cloak room, learning studio and the elevator to the Air Shard (which is a 29 metre high viewing platform, from which you can see most of Manchester). The second floor is where the exhibition rooms are. T...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 29, 2009

Imperial War Museum North
Salford Quays
Manchester, England M17 1TZ
0161 836 4000