7 Places To Time Travel In Northern England
1. Dance to Wurlitzer in the Blackpool Tower Ballroom
Traced back to 1894, the Blackpool Tower Ballroom attracts dancers around the world for its specially designed dance floor and magnificent architecture. It brings you unforgotten experiences like dancing all the way to the live music of the famed Wurlitzer organ, or watching the show and enjoying the afternoon tea from the sidelines. Whatever you do here, you’ll be fascinated by Blackpool Tower Ballroom's magic and don't want to leave.
2. Time travel through "Downton Abbey."
Beamish Open Air Museum incredibly restores the history of Georgian, Victorian and Edward period. The old brick and houses are shipped from all parts of the UK. Wandering in the Open Beamish Open Air Museum, you seem to pass through "Downton Abbey". Visitors can see the old buildings, jet trains that already extinct, big wheel carriage, and 300-year-old city intact furniture. Also, it presents all walks of life at the time of "ordinary people" including mine workers, dentists, shopkeepers. Visitors can vividly feel the past of UK comes back.
3. Re-enact football's greatest moments
If you are a Manchester United fan, it is more than a museum visit. Manchester United Museum records the history of Manchester United in details from 1878 till now. Museum consists of the Trophy Room, The Gallery Suite, and Hall of Fame. If you are interested, you can go to the studio to try a commentary of the classic event. Next to the museum there is a coffee house called Red Caff. On side walls, a large screen is 24-hour playing great shots of Manchester United.
4. See an elephant's suit of armour
It is the first collection of royal treasures from National Museum Tower. Opened in 1996, It displays weapons and armours telling the country's military history. Currently, the museum is divided into four layers. The themes vary from war, tournaments to self-defense and hunting, and so on. Each year, the museum will conduct a war memorial theme exhibitions and events, which offers an opportunity for military history buffs and lovers of peace to have a visit. Also, you can see the only existing suit of armour protect an elephant and get to know how soldiers defended themselves in the English Civil Wars.
5. Back to Victorian in Saltaire
Saltaire is a Victorian model village founded by a textile industry tycoon Sir Titus Salt in 1851. It is the world's first large Industrialised residential area. The city's Gothic style helped create a rural environment; it also proves that industrialisation does not make the city boring. If you want to explore more about Victorian history, visit the Grand Victoria Hall, the famous Victorian United Reformed Church, and the impressive Salts mill at the heart of the village.
6. Explore Durham Castle and Cathedral
Durham Castle and Cathedral is the largest and most complete preservation of the Norman period building and was listed as a World Heritage Site in 1986. It was built to store the remains of St. Cuthbert and St. Bede. The cathedral is the largest Normandy-style building in the UK, behind which is an ancient Norman castle, which was the residence of the Archbishop of the royal family in Durham in the past.
7. Back to Medieval Ages in Chester
Shop in The Rows and shopping galleries in Chester will bring you back to Medieval Ages. The city reserves the dignified traces of history, and also full of life. On the other side of the well-preserved Roman Walls. You may find the modern bar, art shops, and bookstores.