In case you aren’t familiar, Merseyside is a metropolitan county located in the North West of England. It’s home to a number of small towns and one of the country’s greatest cities, Liverpool. A truly inspiring city with an incredible independent scene, rich music heritage and vibrant nightlife, Liverpool has something for everyone. With a great sense of humour and friendly locals, you’ll soon feel at home in one of England’s most exciting destinations. Heading to Merseyside soon, or looking to explore somewhere new and inspiring in the UK? Here’s everything you need to see and see on your trip…
Gaze at the Liverpool Cathedral
For impressive gothic architecture, head to Liverpool’s beautiful Anglican cathedral. This stunning structure has survived two world wars and has become one of the most famous and iconic attractions in the city. It’s Britain’s largest cathedral and Europe’s fifth largest. Pack your comfortable shoes, as a journey to the top of the tower provides you with breath-taking panoramic views of the city. If you visit during the evening, you can catch a beautiful Mersey sunset, the perfect backdrop for an Instagram snap.
Sing along to The Beatles
It wouldn’t be a trip to Liverpool without visiting The Beatles Story, documenting the life and history of the UK’s biggest band of all time. An award-winning museum completely dedicated to The Beatles, you’ll learn all about the roots of this iconic band. You’ll be guided through a number of interactive rooms with an audio guide available in 10 different languages. You’ll pass by a real yellow submarine, stroll through a recreation of the Casbah Coffee Club and take a walk on Abbey Road too.
Explore the Albert Dock
Alongside The Beatles, the Albert Dock is one of Liverpool’s greatest attractions and truly comes alive in the summertime. A ring of cast iron columns surrounded by a five-storey warehouse, this is in fact the country’s largest collection of protected buildings. Packed with an array of fabulous independent restaurants, cafes, bars and boutiques, as well as an extension of London’s Tate Gallery. Here you’ll also find the Merseyside Maritime Museum. This interesting museum is home to a number of cargo ships, exhibits and models and entry is also free, making this a fantastic educational low-cost attraction to enjoy with the family. You’ll be able to learn all about the history of the port, and there’s even a life jacket from the Titanic on display.
Have a drink at The Cavern Club
The Cavern Club is a nightclub and the birth place The Beatles! This legendary cellar has produced one of the world’s most successful bands and still to this day promotes new and upcoming artists. The Arctic Monkey’s enjoyed a breakthrough gig at The Cavern Club back in 2005. The heart of Liverpool’s music scene, stopping by for a pint is simply a must during your trip to Liverpool.
Explore the surrounding towns
While Liverpool remains the centre of the action in Merseyside, it’s also worth spending time to explore the surrounding towns and attractions. Formby is a beautiful civil parish town and a coastal gem that provides the perfect family day out. Stroll along the beach and enjoy that fresh sea breeze. Look into car hire in Liverpool to truly make the most of your trip by exploring Formby and the rest of Merseyside, including the Anthony Gormley statues on the Crosby beach, the traditional seaside pleasures of Southport or the charmingly Victorian New Brighton.