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Life in the North West

Voted in the top 15 universities in the UK for local life (WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2020), Edge Hill is situated in the heart of the North West of England, close to the thriving market town of Ormskirk and the vibrant cities of Liverpool and Manchester.

Ormskirk

An image of a person walking through the town centre of Ormskirk.

Edge Hill University is a 15 minute walk from the historic market town centre of Ormskirk. Set on a beautiful campus but walking distance to a town centre with a growing nightlife, Edge Hill represents the best of both worlds. The town has several historic landmarks including the Gothic-style Grade II listed Clock Tower erected in 1876, and the Church of St Peter and St Paul dating from around the 12th Century, one of only three in England to include both a central spire and a western tower, and unique to the North West.

More information on Ormskirk and its amenities can be found on the Discover Ormskirk website.

Eating out

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Outdoors

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UK travel

An image of the waterfront at night in Liverpool city centre, there are various well-lit buildings.

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Travel abroad

The closest airports to Ormskirk are Liverpool (30mins drive) and Manchester (approx. 40 minutes drive).

Liverpool Airport is smaller and mainly flies within Europe including UK destinations such as Derry/Londonderry, Isle of Man, Jersey, and Newquay

Manchester airport is larger and caters for more flights inside Europe and further afield. You can also fly directly from Manchester to London Heathrow which takes approximately 1 hour. London Heathrow has a wide variety of flights departing to all parts of the world.

History

An image of a church in the day.

Lonely Planet calls North West England ‘a postcard to the past’, and with an abundance of historical sites seeped in British history is it is easy to see why. Just some of the historic sights you can visit in the North West include:

  • Chester Castle
  • Chester Roman Amphitheatre
  • Beeston Castle and Woodland Park
  • Ravenglass Roman Bath House
  • Hadrian’s Wall
  • Liverpool dock
  • Conway Castle