Merseyside

When planning a self catering holiday in Liverpool, it’s difficult to write a list of all the must-see things to see and do in Merseyside without requiring a large amount of space.

Start your day by the River Mersey, First up are three of Liverpool’s most famous buildings. Known collectively as The Three Graces, these are the Royal Liver Building, the Cunard Building and Port Of Liverpool Building. Together reflect the pride and prestige of this great city and now lie at the centre of a UNESCO World Heritage Site waterfront and skyline.

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It’s difficult to write a list of all the must-see things to see and do in Merseyside without requiring a large amount of space.

Begin your day by the River Mersey, First up are three of Liverpool’s most famous buildings. Known collectively as The Three Graces, these are the Royal Liver Building, the Cunard Building and Port Of Liverpool Building. Together reflect the pride and prestige of this great city and now lie at the centre of a UNESCO World Heritage Site waterfront and skyline.

A short stroll from these landmark buildings is The Albert Dock, a cluster of Grade 1 listed warehouses, all a-bustle with bars, restaurants and The Tate Liverpool, a fabulous gallery containing the largest collection of contemporary art outside London. Also within walking distance is the Ferry Terminal Building that houses ‘The Beatles Story’ – an award-winning exhibition devoted to the Fab Four. As well as the exhibition, you can follow trails though the city taking walkers to key places in the band’s story including The Cavern where the Merseyside Scene first came to prominence in the early 1960’s.

Listen to one of the songs from this period by taking a, “Ferry Across the Mersey”, or take a guided riverboat tour to discover more of Liverpool’s maritime past.

Putting the Beatles aside (hard to do in Merseyside) there are more architectural delights to be enjoyed such as both the Liverpool Cathedral, (great city views from its Tower), or the iconic buildings lining William Brown Street. Discover more about Liverpool’s rich heritage at the Museum of Liverpool. If the urge to indulge in retail therapy proves irresistible, then indulge yourself in any of the 160 shops, bars and restaurants in Liverpool ONE.

At night, as well as wining and dining in a huge choice of superb bars and restaurants, take in a world-class concert at The Philharmonic Hall or head from one of Liverpool’s theatres for a show such as The Everyman Theatre or The Playhouse for a memorable evening out on the town.

Finally, between August and early May sport lovers can enjoy Premier League football at either Liverpool or Everton football clubs (book advance). If no home games are scheduled, take a behind the scenes stadium tour to discover more about the history of these world famous clubs. Golfers can also enjoy some challenging golf at the Royal Liverpool and Wallasey Golf Clubs.