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June is a great time to visit the north of England and explore some of the region's most beautiful and popular attractions. Below you will find our top 5 must-see destinations that are perfect for a weekend trip with friends and family.

1. Peak District

The Peak District is a stunning national park located in the central region of England, known for its rolling hills, picturesque villages, and breathtaking scenery. With a rich history dating back to the Bronze Age, the Peak District is a destination that offers a unique blend of natural beauty and cultural significance.

Amongst the most popular attractions in Peak District during June include: 

The Peak District

  • Castleton - Located in the heart of the Peak District, this charming village is renowned for its association with the Blue John stone. Explore the village, visit the Blue John Cavern, and enjoy a scenic walk in the surrounding countryside.
  • Chatsworth House - A stunning stately home in the heart of the Peak District, famous for its beautiful architecture, vast grounds, and impressive art collection. Take a tour of the house, gardens, and parkland or relax with a picnic on the lawns.
  • Dovedale - This picturesque valley boasts a crystal clear river, stunning rock formations, and unique natural beauty, attracting visitors for leisurely walks and stunning views.
  • Ladybower Reservoir - This breathtaking reservoir in the wilds of the Peak District offers a range of outdoor activities such as fishing, boating, and hiking, as well as picnic opportunities along its banks.
  • Mam Tor - Iconic hill located in the heart of the Peak District, offering panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Take a walk to the summit, admire the views, and explore the surrounding area, an excellent destination for outdoor enthusiasts.

The stations at GrindlefordHathersageHope and Edale take you to The Peak District.

2. Liverpool

Amongst one of the most famous cities in the North of the UK is Liverpool, which is known for its rich history, architecture, and thriving music scene. The city has a lot to offer visitors, especially in June, when the weather is warm and pleasant. If you’re planning to visit Liverpool in June this year, then be sure to check out:

The Beatles Statue in Liverpool

  • Albert Dock - Transformed into a cultural hub, the historic dock area houses the Beatles Story Museum, Merseyside Maritime Museum, and a variety of shops, restaurants, and bars.
  • The Beatles Story - Dedicated to the famous Liverpool band, this museum offers an in-depth look into the lives and careers of John, Paul, George, and Ringo.
  • St George's Hall - A stunning neoclassical building and one of Liverpool's most iconic landmarks, a must-visit for architecture enthusiasts.
  • Liverpool ONE - A large open-air shopping and entertainment complex in the city's heart, perfect for a day of shopping, dining, or soaking in the atmosphere.
  • The Walker Art Gallery - Housing an extensive fine art collection, including works by Rembrandt, Turner, and Botticelli, this museum is a must-visit for art lovers.
  • Sefton Park - A peaceful oasis in the city's centre, this beautiful park is ideal for relaxation and fresh air.

Train Station: Liverpool Lime Street.

3. Leeds

Leeds is the perfect city for a fun-filled weekend with friends. With its vibrant cultural scene, excellent dining options, and range of attractions, Leeds is an ideal destination for a group getaway.

Whilst you’re there, we recommend visiting the following attractions: 

  • Trinity Kitchen - A modern food court with various diImage of Leeds City Centrening options, from street food to high-end restaurants.  Visitors can experience the best of Leeds' food scene while enjoying the lively atmosphere and stunning city views.
  • Calls Lane - Known for its collection of independent bars, cafes, and restaurants, this charming street offers a range of drinks and meals in a quirky atmosphere.
  • Leeds Kirkgate Market - One of the largest indoor markets in Europe, boasting local produce, clothing, and gifts. Visitors can browse the stalls, taste local delicacies, and uncover hidden gems in the bustling and vibrant market.
  • Leeds Corn Exchange - A stunning Victorian building housing independent shops and restaurants, offering a unique shopping and dining experience. With its historic architecture and lively atmosphere, it's a must-see for visitors to Leeds.
  • Royal Armouries Museum - Located in the heart of the city, this museum boasts one of the world's largest collections of arms and armour. Visitors can delve into the museum's fascinating collections, including medieval armour, historical weapons, and exhibits on the art of war.

Train Station: Leeds.

4. The Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway

This is a heritage railway in the Lake District, England, that operates steam and heritage diesel trains between Lakeside and Haverthwaite. The railway provides a scenic journey along the beautiful south shore of Lake Windermere, offering visitors a glimpse into the past and a unique way to explore the Lake District.

A day in June at the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway can be a truly unforgettable experience. Here's how you can make the most of your visit:

Image of railway track

  • Take a Train Ride: Start your day by taking a scenic train ride from Lakeside to Haverthwaite. Admire the breathtaking views of Lake Windermere, the River Leven, and the surrounding countryside from the comfort of your carriage.
  • Visit the Engine Sheds: Take a behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of the railway at the Engine Sheds. Explore the restored locomotives and learn about the history and mechanics of steam railways.
  • Explore the Station Gardens: The Station Gardens at Haverthwaite are peaceful and tranquil, a place to relax and enjoy the beauty of the surrounding country. Take a stroll through the well-maintained gardens and admire the stunning views of the River Leven and surrounding hills.


  • Visit the Gift Shop: Browse through the gift shop and purchase souvenirs to take home with you. You can find everything from train models, books, and clothing to local produce and handcrafted gifts.
  • Enjoy a Bite to Eat: Enjoy a delicious meal at the Tea Room, which offers a range of hot and cold drinks, light snacks, and hearty meals. The tea room also serves a broad selection of local ales and ciders, making it the perfect place to relax and unwind after a busy day exploring.
  • Take a Walk: After a satisfying meal, take a leisurely stroll along the River Leven, which follows the railway. Explore the local countryside, admire the wildlife, and enjoy the fresh air.

Nearest Train Station: Ulverstron.

5. Alnwick Castle

Alnwick Castle is a stunning medieval castle located in Northumberland, England. The castle has a rich history and has been the home of the Percy family for over 700 years. Today, it is a popular tourist destination that attracts visitors from all over the world.

A day at Alnwick Castle with your family in June can be a fun and educational experience. Here's how you can make the most of your visit:

  • Alnwick CastleVisit the State Rooms: Take a tour of the castle's state rooms, including the impressive Great Hall and the charming Drawing Room. Admire the stunning furnishings, antique tapestries, and artworks, and learn about the history of the castle.
  • Visit the Knight's Quest: Take your family on an interactive journey through the Knight's Quest, a medieval-themed adventure that takes you back in time. Children can dress up as knights, learn about medieval weapons, and even have a go at jousting!
  • Stroll in the Gardens: Take a stroll through the castle's magnificent gardens, including the Poison Garden, which features a collection of deadly plants and poisonous flowers. Admire the beauty of the gardens and enjoy a picnic in the sunshine.
  • Take a Falconry Display: Watch a fascinating Falconry Display, where you can see trained birds of prey in action, including hawks, falcons and eagles. Learn about these magnificent birds and their hunting techniques.

Nearest Train Station: Alnmouth.

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