Days out

Exploring the North of England

For the motorist, Waddington is an ideal base from which to explore Lancashire, Yorkshire and Cumbria, with the nearby A59 providing speedy links to the motorway network. Here are just a few places to visit…

  • York 63 miles

    The historic city of York is situated to the east of Waddington. Be sure to explore the unique independent shops that line The Shambles and indulge your sweet tooth at Betty’s Tea Rooms.

  • Harrogate 42 miles

    A spa town in the North of Yorkshire; Harrogate is well-known for its horticulture, historic buildings, stunning scenery and natural springs. It’s the perfect place to sightsee.

  • Skipton 21 miles

    Famous for its castle, Skipton also caters well for those who love to shop; winning the title of Best High Street in 2009. Skipton is also host to a wide array of restaurants, pubs and cafés, catering for all tastes.

  • Malham 21 miles

    Located in the South of the Dales and home to some of the most impressive sights within the area; Malham is a destination that is popular with walkers as the Pennine Way long path passes through the village.

  • Grassington 28 miles

    More than your average Dales village, Grassington is home to beautiful chocolate box cottages, a range of independent shops and a number of eating establishments. It’s also great for those who love to walk, be it a gentle stroll around the village or something more strenuous.

  • Martin Mere 23 miles

    Martin Mere (Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust reserve) is a must see for any wildlife lover; the expansive marsh is home to hundreds of species of birds, mammals and fish, including a family of otters who become particularly active at feeding time.

  • Windermere 58 miles

    The largest of all the natural lakes in England, Windermere is a popular tourist destination with lots to see and do. Take a cruise by steamer across the Lake or go for a walk in the fells; there’s even an aquarium for those that are interested in sea life.

  • Blackpool 37 miles

    A favourite seaside resort; Blackpool is home to the UK’s only surviving first-generation tramway. It’s also home to the famous Blackpool Tower, inspired by the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Beneath the tower is a complex of leisure facilities, entertainment venues and restaurants, including the world-famous Tower Ballroom and Tower Circus.

  • Southport 37 miles

    Southport is another popular seaside resort; its main shopping street, Lord Street, was the haunt of Napoleon III of France. Southport annually plays host to an air show on and over the beach and the largest independent flower show in the UK. Extensive sand dunes stretch for several miles and nearby in Freshfield you can get closer to nature at the red squirrel nature reserve.

  • Lytham St Annes 31 miles

    Lytham St Annes is internationally renowned for golf and is home to not one but four courses and links, one of which is, on occasion, home to the Open. St Annes is a quiet resort but has all the usual seaside features with a sandy beach, ice cream stalls, donkeys and a pier.

  • Bury 27 miles

    A traditional town located on the edge of the Pennines; Bury is known the world over for its Black Puddings. Home of the biggest market in the North-West, Bury should be top of the list for bargain-hunters and foodies alike.

Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds are all no more than an hour’s drive away.