When to Go
Manchester has a reputation as one of the wettest cities in Britain, and visiting in summer won't guarantee dry weather. Nevertheless, the damp or cold shouldn't spoil a visit because of the many indoor sights and cultural activities here and in Liverpool. Summer is the optimal time to see the Peak District, especially because traditional festivities take place in many villages. The only time to see the great houses of Derbyshire's Wye Valley is from spring through fall.