Beaches, modern art, the Beatles, football – Merseyside has it all
Encompassing vibrant Liverpool plus a stretch of coastline running up to Southport, the county of Merseyside has so much to offer. Liverpool itself is globally famous for the Beatles and football, and you can catch the beautiful game at Anfield and Goodison Park. For all you ever wanted to know about the Fab Four, head to Albert Dock for the award-winning Beatles Story museum and then hop on to the Magical Mystery Tour bus to see where it all happened. The National Trust also offers tours of Lennon and McCartney’s childhood haunts. Albert Dock has even more to see with museums exploring the city’s past plus great eateries, shopping, contemporary art at Tate Liverpool and the recently-opened Mattel Play for little ones.
Contemporary sculpture and glorious sands
Merseyside has some wonderful beaches just up the coast from Liverpool. Head to Crosby beach for lovely sands plus Antony Gormley’s iconic piece Another Place, consisting of 100 life-size cast-iron figures gazing out to sea. Further north you’ll find the National Trust-run Formby Beach, famous for its wonderful sand dunes. Everyone will love the windswept vistas and chance to spot rare wildlife such as sand lizards.
Take a walk on the wild side at Knowsley
Knowsley Safari Park is within easy reach of Liverpool and runs very popular walk and drive safaris. It’s home to a wide collection of animals including lions, tigers, meerkats and wolves. Looking for accommodation in Merseyside? Travelodge Liverpool Central The Strand Hotel gets you straight to the heart of the city or try our Travelodge Southport Hotel for traditional seaside fun.
Weather in Merseyside
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