Views worth visiting in the North this summer

From the Angel of the North in Gateshead, to the stunning Cheshire countryside and vibrant cultural cities, the north of the UK has so much to offer. Now the sun’s out, it’s the perfect time to get out and explore. Take a look at some of the best views to enjoy this summer.

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Glasgow- Kelburn Castle and Estate

A trip to Glasgow this summer wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Kelburn, where history meets vibrant colour and adventure. Take the kids on a meandering path through the magical, immersive secret forest to see what creatures you find, and marvel at the 12th Century castle that is covered from head to toe in eye-catching Brazilian style graffiti. Kelburn also holds many exciting and family friendly events throughout the summer so there’s certainly no excuse to get bored.

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Lincoln- Brayford Waterfront

Lincoln’s vibrant Brayford Waterfront is England’s oldest inland Harbour and offers a fantastic and unique summer experience. From great eateries to relaxing bars where you can have a drink with a view, exciting entertainment and shopping, there’s something for everyone to get involved in. To make your visit more memorable, hop aboard the Brayford Belle tour boat for an unrivalled view of Lincoln’s scenery and wildlife.

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Chester- Beeston Castle

Sat atop a rocky crag in the heart of the Cheshire countryside, Beeston Castle is certainly a sight for sore eyes. Alongside this fantastic view of the surrounding countryside visitors can see and explore the castle’s superb history, which spans all the way back to the Bronze Age, take the family off on an adventure around the 40-acre woodland park and enjoy some fantastic summer events geared up for the whole family.

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Newcastle- Angel of the North

Instantly recognisable and believed to be the world’s largest angel sculpture, the Angel of the North has been welcoming visitors to Gateshead for 21 years. Standing at an impressive 20 metres tall with a wingspan of 54 metres (that’s as big as a jumbo jet), it’s safe to say this popular northern attraction cannot be missed. Over 150,000 people a year pitch up at the feet of this must-see sculpture for an unforgettable experience, and to, of course, take some amazing angelic selfies.

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Cheshire- Alderley Edge

Alderley Edge, situated in the rolling hills of the Cheshire countryside, is an idyllic place to take your family this summer. The site is part of the National Trust and the view from Stormy Point (pictured above) is just one of the highlights from a summery day in the Cheshire countryside.  As well as exploring at your own leisure, you can take guided walks of the woodland where you can learn all about the history and legend of the area, as well as say hello to some of the wildlife that call this beautiful place their home.

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Looking for more exploration inspiration this summer?
Check out our summer city guide