12 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

12 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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12 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: London
train:  2​h
1
Warrington
— 1 day
train:  30​min
2
Manchester
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
3
Liverpool
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Tarporley
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Bakewell
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Northallerton
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
York
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
End: London

1
day
Warrington

Warrington ©
Warrington is a large town and unitary authority area in Cheshire, England, on the banks of the River Mersey, 20mi east of Liverpool, and 20mi west of Manchester. On the 2nd (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Walton Hall and Gardens.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Warrington trip builder website .

London to Warrington is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 5°C. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Manchester.

Things to do in Warrington

Historic Sites Parks
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Walton Hall and Gardens ©
Walton Hall and Gardens

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nights
Manchester

Manchester ©
Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): examine the collection at Quarry Bank Mill and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lyme Park. Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at Museum of Science & Industry and then steep yourself in history at Dunham Massey Hall & Gardens.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Manchester driving holiday planner .

Manchester is just a stone's throw from Warrington. In December, daily temperatures in Manchester can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Liverpool.

Things to do in Manchester

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Quarry Bank Mill, Lyme Park, Dunham Massey Hall & Gardens
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Quarry Bank Mill ©
Quarry Bank Mill
Dunham Massey Hall & Gardens ©
Dunham Massey Hall & Gardens
Science and Industry Museum ©
Science and Industry Museum

2
nights
Liverpool

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): steep yourself in history at World Museum, view the masterpieces at Walker Art Gallery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, and finally take in the waterfront at Albert Dock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet, then contemplate the long history of Mendips - John Lennon Home, then contemplate the long history of Casbah Coffee Club, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Liverpool Cathedral.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Liverpool road trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Manchester to Liverpool takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Liverpool, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tarporley.

Things to do in Liverpool

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet
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Walker Art Gallery ©
Walker Art Gallery
Casbah Coffee Club ©
Casbah Coffee Club

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Tarporley

Tarporley ©
Tarporley is a large village and civil parish in Cheshire, England. On the 7th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, step into the grandiose world of National Trust - Chirk Castle, and then see the interesting displays at British Ironwork Centre. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Erddig and then buy something for everyone on your list at Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tarporley visit website .

Explore your travel options from Liverpool to Tarporley with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bakewell.

Things to do in Tarporley

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Wrexham, British Ironwork Centre, National Trust - Chirk Castle, Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet
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British Ironwork Centre ©
British Ironwork Centre
National Trust - Chirk Castle ©
National Trust - Chirk Castle
Erddig ©
Erddig

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night
Bakewell

Bakewell ©
Bakewell is a small market town and civil parish in the Derbyshire Dales district of Derbyshire, England, well known for the local confection Bakewell pudding. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Haddon Hall, then stop by Chatsworth Estate Farm Shop, and then take in the exciting artwork at Chatsworth House.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bakewell trip itinerary planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tarporley to Bakewell. In December in Bakewell, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Northallerton.

Things to do in Bakewell

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Chatsworth House ©
Chatsworth House
Haddon Hall ©
Haddon Hall
Chatsworth Estate Farm Shop ©
Chatsworth Estate Farm Shop

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Northallerton

Northallerton ©
Northallerton is a market town and civil parish in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire, England. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Mount Grace Priory, House and Gardens, then steep yourself in history at Rievaulx Abbey, and then identify plant and animal life at York Bird of Prey Centre. On your second day here, examine the collection at The Bowes Museum.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Northallerton trip planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Bakewell to Northallerton with the Route module. December in Northallerton sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to York.

Things to do in Northallerton

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

York Bird of Prey Centre, Rievaulx Abbey, The Bowes Museum
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York Bird of Prey Centre ©
York Bird of Prey Centre
Rievaulx Abbey ©
Rievaulx Abbey
The Bowes Museum ©
The Bowes Museum

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nights
York

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): examine the collection at National Railway Museum, then get engrossed in the history at York Castle Museum, and then take a stroll through York Shambles. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at York City Walls, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at York Minster, then steep yourself in history at Treasurer's House, and finally identify plant and animal life at York Bird of Prey Centre.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read York attractions app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Northallerton to York. In December, daytime highs in York are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

York Bird of Prey Centre
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National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Bird of Prey Centre ©
York Bird of Prey Centre
Treasurer's House ©
Treasurer's House

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