The sights in Liverpool and the metropolitan county of Merseyside won’t jump out at you, but if you know what you’re looking at you’ll fall in love.
That goes for the warehouses on the Albert Dock where exotic goods from all over the British Empire were stored, or elegant Southport, which is claimed to have inspired Napoleon III to build the boulevards in Paris.
There are prestigious links golf courses like Royal Birkdale, model villages like Port Sunlight and coastal landscapes that will set your pulse racing.
And let’s not forget the Beatles trail where you’ll discover the childhood homes and teenage haunts of John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison.
Lets explore the best places to visit in Merseyside:
The city centre has been intensively revitalised in the last decade, as you’ll see at Liverpool One, a snazzy district of shops, hotels and dining.
Just around the corner on Matthew Street is the fabled Cavern Club, where the Beatles first built their buzz and performed 300 times, far more than at any other venue in the UK. The enormous St.
George’s Hall is spectacular inside and out, and you have to make time for the monolithic Liverpool Cathedral, built in the early-1900s, and the Walker Art Gallery, which is as good as any art museum outside London (think Degas, Rembrandt, Hockney and Freud). And it wouldn’t be fair not to mention Anfield Stadium, the ground of England’s most successful football club in an unprepossessing stadium.