Visiting the UK from Abroad? Here are our must see recommendations for your UK tour!

With two North West depots, we are perfectly placed for customers flying into Manchester or Liverpool who need coach hire for coach tours in the uk!

Selwyns Travel has been operating since 1968, and has catered for clients from all over the world with their coach tour needs. Whether it’s a day trip or two or a full UK tour, we are sure to have the coach hire solutions for you. All our coaches are fully fitted with seat belts and reclining seats, and vehicles fitted with W/C or wheelchair facilities are available on request.

We can pick you up from the airport and transport you to your hotel for a freshen up first. We can then whisk you away to wherever you would like to visit!

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Here are a few recommendations from our team as to a couple of locations you may like to visit on a UK tour with Selwyns Travel.



The seaside resort of Blackpool is well known all over Britain for its piers, entertainment and amusement park! We highly recommend a visit to Blackpool Pleasure Beach to take a ride on the Big One, or perhaps just a stroll along the promenade enjoying some traditional British fish’n’chips! You can also mingle with the stars at Madame Tussaud’s wax museum, or get a birds eye view of the town from the top of the world famous Blackpool Tower, which has recently made an appearance in Tim Burton’s latest Hollywood blockbuster, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children!

Find out more about Blackpool at

By Michael D Beckwith (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons
Blackpool Seafront – Photo Credit: Michael D Beckwith via Wikimedia Commons


Manchester is the UK third biggest city, and is home to to hundreds of shops and restaurants. Shop til you drop in the Arndale Centre, or take in a show at the Manchester Palace Theatre or Royal Exchange Theatre. Check out the Northern Quarter for some independent shops and bars, as well as its distinctive street art.

Find out more about what’s on in Manchester at

Manchester Town Hall
Manchester Town Hall – Photo Credit: Mark Andrew via Wikimedia Commons

Bury Market

The World Famous Bury Market is the biggest market in the North West, and is an old favourite of Selwyns – we couldn’t not include it! Winner of several awards, it was described by Stuart Maconie in his book ‘Pies and Prejudice’ as “….a shoppers’ mecca, a retail nirvana rich with exotic bargains, a fabled bazaar, a veritable souk of the north.”

The New Market Hall offers a wide variety of goods and services including; giftware, hardware, linens, haberdashery, clothing, electrical goods, food, hairdressing, manicures, shoe repairs, key cutting and more! If you fancy a bite to eat on your shopping day, the market has an abundance of multicultural cafes and takeaways, so there really is something for everyone. Choose from Greek mezes, toasted sandwiches, full English breakfasts, the famous Bury black pudding and more!

Stop by one of the many food stalls in Bury Market


Chester is a classic yet contemporary city bursting with history. Home to the most complete City Walls in Britain dating from the Roman occupation 2,000 years ago. Chester is also a shoppers paradise, with the usual high street names in the city itself, and Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet a short drive outside the city. If you’re getting the call of the wild, check out Chester Zoo, home to 20,000 wild and wonderful animals.

Eastgate Clock, Chester - By Kiril Kostovbg via Wikimedia Commons
Eastgate Clock, Chester – Photo Credit: Kiril Kostovbg via Wikimedia Commons

Find out more about the city of Chester at


Liverpool is a city steeped in history and has produced many recognizable names and figures – the football club and The Beatles to name but a few! Hit the shopping paradise of Liverpool One for a wide range of shops, as well as plenty of places to wine and dine in style. Why not pay a visit to the Beatles Story, where you can find all about the life and times of the Fab Four. The British Music Experience also tells the story of  how rock, pop and dance influence British culture. Your coach tour to the UK won’t be complete without visiting this amazing city!

For more ideas of what to get up to in Liverpool, check out

Join The Beatles on their journey; first conquering Liverpool, and then the world, through immersive recreations of key locations from the band’s career including The Casbah Club, The Cavern Club, and Abbey Road Studios. Photo Credit The Beatles Story

Lake District

The Lake District National Park is a breath of fresh air in every sense of the word, creating a beautiful diversity from the hustle and bustle of the cities. Home to 12 of the largest lakes in England and 3,105 kilometres of rights of way, there’s tonnes to do and see in these picturesque valleys.

For more information visit the Lake District website.

An evening in the Lake District - Photo Credit: T Douglas-Walker via Wikimedia Commons
An evening in the Lake District – Photo Credit: T Douglas-Walker via Wikimedia Commons


The historic city of York is famous for its ancient architecture, tangle of cobbled streets and large choice of visitor attractions. Fancy a bit of history? On your coach tour to York, check out York Minster, a stone masterpeice dating back centuries. Perhaps you may want to take a real adventure back in time at York Dungeons , where the grizzly history of the city comes to life. There you’ll face a Viking invasion, come face to face with a plague doctor, and discover why the Golden Fleece is York’s most haunted pub!

For more information on the city of York go to

The Shambles, a famous cobbled street in York, is like something out of Harry Potter! - Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons
The Shambles, a famous cobbled street in York, is like something out of Harry Potter! – Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Hopefully this will have given you a few ideas for your coach tour with Selwyns Travel! We are happy to act as your one stop shop. Please do ask us if you’d like any help booking tickets for any of the above attractions.

For a no obligation quote for your coach hire, fill in our Quick Quote form or give us a call on 01928 529 036