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Attractions•History & culture
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Nestling side by side int he quiet village of Helmshore in the stunning Rossendale Valley are two original Lancashire textile mills: Higher Mill and Whitaker's Mill together known as Helmshore Mills Textile Museum.
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Houghton Tower has been the home of the de Hoghton family since the Norman Conquest. Take the long drive to the 16th century and follow in the footsteps of William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens and King James I who, at a banquet held in his honour, famously knighted a loin of beef 'Sir Loin'.
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Intu Trafford Centre in Manchester boasts over 280 stores including Selfridges, an Apple Store and John Lewis, along with a number of dining options and multiplex cinema. For those looking for more fun than fashion there's also Laser Quest, minature golf and an arcade for keen gamers.
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Attractions•Animal & wildlife
Martin Were is where wilderness and family-friendliness combine.
Read more about: Martin Mere Wetland Centre
Ribchester Roman Museum, is located in the picturesque village of Ribchester which is set in the beautiful countryside of the Ribble Valley.
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This impressive, late Georgian mansion in Cheshire was designed by Samuel Wyatt for William Egerton.
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Turton Tower evolved from being a simple stone Pele tower, which was built around 1420 as a defensive fortress, to an impressive and comfortable residence by the Tudor and early Stuart period.
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The Lymm Hotel
Founded by the Romans as a crossing place over the River Mersey, Warrington's history includes battles of the English Civil War, the industrial revolution and the UK's first Ikea! Stay at one of our hotels nearby and you can enjoy the fascinating town that history has produced. There are unique local customs and festivals like Warrington Walking Day, the Bawning of the Thorn and Welly Wanging.
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