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by Helen

Like to travel a little differently?

You’ve come to the right place.

Welcome to Venture Up North! Let me help you discover the Northern England that the guidebooks don’t tell you about. The places that only the locals know. The quirky accommodation and the most exciting ways to spend your days. All this, plus some meanderings from me about my life in this fabulous part of the world. Don’t say I don’t spoil you!

I’m Helen – proud northerner and the founder of Venture Up North. I’ve always had a passion for travel and new experiences and finally, last year, I took off on an around the world trip of a lifetime with my husband, Steffan (he pops up here in photos every now and again).

Ironically, it was whilst I was far, far away from home that the idea for Venture Up North took hold. During my travels, I met people from all over the world and quickly discovered that, for many, a trip to the UK simply meant a trip to London. My northern home was often overlooked as a chosen travel destination.

Fast-forward a few months, and I’ve unpacked my backpack and settled back into life in Liverpool. However, that doesn’t mean my travels are over. I spent 6 months getting to know the rest of the world a little better. Now it’s time to get to know my own corner of the planet just as well.

So here I am, on a mission to show off Northern England and prove that there really is more to UK life than London. Venture up north with me as I work my way around the buzzing cities, crumbling historical ruins and beautiful picture-perfect countryside, disclosing local secrets and inspiring unique adventures along the way!