Hi all! I'm planning a trip for me, my husband, my 14 year old son, and 11 year old daughter. We have about 2.5 weeks to spend in England. Plan to spend nearly a full week in London with several day trips, then head North. We want to see York, Haworth, Hadrian's wall, Alnwick castle (we have serious Harry Potter fans here), the Lake District, Liverpool/Blackpool (during the Open practice rounds--serious golf fans too). It is a very easy itinerary, except for Haworth. It is a must see for me--I'm an English teacher and writer and huge Brontes fan. But I can't for the life of me figure out how to fit it in. It's an hour and a half (at least) from everything!
My instinct is to go from London to York, stay in York for three days and have Haworth be a day trip. Then travel up to Newcastle and stay for a couple of nights there, then head to the Lake District and down to Liverpool. Flying out of Manchester. Does that make sense or does anyone have other ideas?
And any tips on the areas I've listed would be most welcome! Thanks!