Merseyside combines beautiful coastal landscapes with history, culture and a proud musical legacy. Whether you want to walk in the footsteps of The Beatles, admire the centuries-old architecture or escape to the countryside, there’s something for everyone in Merseyside.
Things to do in Merseyside
Liverpool is holy ground for fans of The Beatles, who met in the city and played at bars in the Cavern Quarter. Bus tours are a fun way to discover the legacy of the Fab Four and sing all your favourite tunes along the way. The slick Beatles Story Experience condenses everything you need to know about George, Paul, Ringo and John into a colourful museum. Highlights include a full-size replica of iconic Abbey Road Studios.
Tours of Anfield Stadium take you behind the scenes of the legendary football field and home of Liverpool Football Club. Walk through the hallowed players tunnel, check out trophies in the museum and enjoy lunch with a view in the exclusive Sky Executive Box.
Liverpool has a rich architectural heritage and is home to some of the most beautiful buildings in England. Stroll down to the waterfront to admire the Three Graces, an ensemble of heritage-listed buildings constructed in the 1900s. Liverpool Cathedral towers over the city and welcomes you with a honey-coloured sandstone façade. Climb the tower for breath-taking views over the city and the Irish Sea.
While Merseyside is the last place you’d expect to see lions, tigers and zebras, you’ll find them in spades at Knowsley Safari Park. The eight-kilometre safari drive is one of the longest in the United Kingdom and takes you past grazing rhinos, herds of wildebeest and a pride of lions. There’s also an option to explore the park on foot.
Getting around Merseyside
Merseyside is easy to get around by car, bus and train. Liverpool is pedestrian-friendly and easy to get around on foot, while electric scooters are a fun and eco-friendly way to explore the city. Liverpool John Lennon Airport is a 30-minute drive from the city centre and trains run between Liverpool and London in three hours. Ferries depart from Liverpool and connect Merseyside with Ireland and the Isle of Man.