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How to spend a Great British seaside weekend in Southport, Merseyside

July 7, 2024

To Southport, the Paris of Merseyside for my contribution from the Northwest to a summer series from Telegraph Travel about British seaside towns. Here’s my take on Southport, including a visit to Southport Market [pictured above]. Southport feels like a resort waiting for something — and preferably not another Poundland.… Read more

How to follow the official Harry Styles tour of Holmes Chapel, Cheshire

June 9, 2024

To Holmes Chapel, east Cheshire for an unlikely musical pilgrimage in an equally unlikely location. I joined a sneak preview of the new Harry Styles Harry’s Home Village Tour [pictured above], which launched this weekend. Read a sample from my article here: When we finally arrived at the Twemlow Viaduct,… Read more

How to spend a weekend in the Cheshire town of Macclesfield, home of Joy Division

May 24, 2024

To east Cheshire for a travel guide to Macclesfield, the market town with a musical heritage. My favourite part of my journey was a tour of sites associated with the singer and lyricist, Ian Curtis, of the band Joy Division. Read this extract as a taster of the feature: Macclesfield… Read more