A Guide to the Hidden Joys of the North of England
From colourful seaside curiosities and much-loved local landmarks to iconic architectural oddities and shops, museums and visitor attractions frozen in time, Anne Ward’s illuminating Northern Delights celebrates the unusual and quirky gems of the North of England often overlooked by the less-discerning tourist.
160 pages / 105mm x 148mm / step inside the guide
Anne Ward’s illuminating Northern Delights celebrates the unusual and quirky gems of the North of England often overlooked by the less-discerning tourist. Northern Delights is a follow-up to Nothing To See Here: A Guide to the Hidden Joys of Scotland, which was published by Pocket Mountains in 2011 to much acclaim. The North of England has always been a fruitful hunting ground for lovers of the unusual. On numerous trips south (as The North is south when you’re coming from Scotland) it has yielded many undersung delights like the Laurel and Hardy Museum in Ulverston, Cumbria’s wonderful Piel Island or Preston’s majestic Bus Station. When it became clear that there were enough peculiar places to fill a book, family holidays became meticulously-planned expeditions to make sure that no stone was left unturned in the search for The North’s hidden gems. Defining ’The North’ of England is a tricky business so the book’s definition is geographical rather than spiritual, covering the counties of Northumberland, Durham, Cumbria, Yorkshire and Lancashire. Apologies to all Northerners south of that line. Whichever way you look at it, The North is a wonderful place to visit.
Another Place, Apollo Pavilion, Barter Books, The Beatles Shop, Beck Isle Museum of Rural Life, Brick Train, Carnforth Station, City Varieties Music Hall, The Comedy Carpet, Couple, Cumberland Pencil Museum, Fitzpatrick’s Temperance, Bar and Emporium, The Forbidden Corner, Forton Services, Grainger Market, Harbour Bar, Hat Works, Holy Island, Hornsea Museum, Ingrow Museum of Rail Travel, John Bull, Kielder Observatory, The Laurel and Hardy Museum, Levens Hall, The Lit & Phil, Marks in Time, Marsden Grotto, Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge, Midland Hotel, National Glass Centre, Peasholm Park, Piel Island, The Poison Garden, Pontefract Liquorice Festival, Port Sunlight, Preston Bus Station, The Rhubarb Triangle, Salford Lads Club, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Cliff Lift and Pier, The Scarborough Fair Collection, Shipley Glen Tramway, Spurn National Nature Reserve, Stott Park Bobbin Mill, They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?, Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum, The Toast Rack, Tyne Pedestrian and Cyclist Tunnels, Whiteleys, Withernsea Lighthouse Museum, A World in Miniature