The North West has some of the most beautiful and unspoiled beaches in the UK. You can visit the classic English seaside resort of Southport, eat an ice-cream, stroll around the fantastic shops, and walk along Britain’s oldest iron pier. There’s Crosby Beach, a traditional, quiet seaside town with an unexpected twist. Here you can explore a unique work of art from one of Britain’s most famous contemporary artists, Anthony Gormley. North Wales has some of the best coastal areas for wildlife where you can see seals, puffins and even dolphins if you’re lucky.
The international capital city of London is a short 2 hour and 20 minute train journey from Liverpool. Here in the world’s most visited city, the list of famous buildings and places to visit is endless. You can take a boat along the banks of the River Thames to see the world-famous skyline or walk from Buckingham Palace to Westminster to see Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. You can shop all day on Oxford Street or watch the street performers in Covent Garden. With such a short journey and regular special offers on the trains, it’s easy to use Liverpool as a base to explore the capital.
With over 2000 years of history, Chester is as fascinating as it is beautiful. This ancient city is a culture-lovers dream. Inside the best preserved Roman walls you will find an abundance of medieval buildings and the magnificent cathedral. You can take a leisurely walk along the river and the canal or visit the beautiful Grosvenor Park. Shopping fans can enjoy the great mixture of designer boutiques and high-street stores. There are some of the best traditional pubs in the country and you could even take a day trip to the UK’s top zoo.
The second greatest city of the North (or so we think) is just a short 40-minute train journey from Liverpool. Football supporters can visit two Premiership football stadiums, those of Manchester United and Manchester City followed by a walk around the National Football Museum. There’s the award-winning Museum of Science and Industry as well as many other museums and art galleries. The Arndale Centre has over 200 shops to visit whilst the Northern Quarter has a great selection of cool independent stores and quirky vintage shops.
Wales is less than an hour away from Liverpool city centre where there’s beautiful scenery, beaches, and castles for you to explore. The medieval town of Conwy has an 11th-century castle and from there just a short scenic drive away you have the traditional, Victorian seaside town of Llandudno. Hikers can enjoy Snowdonia National Park with beautiful views and the highest mountain in Wales. With so much to see and adventures to be had it’s not surprising that North Wales was named one of the best places in the world to visit in 2017 by the Lonely Planet.
England’s largest national park was the home and inspiration for some of Britain’s most famous writers including William Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter, and Alfred Wainwright. It’s home to both the largest mountain (Scafell Pike) and the largest lake (Windermere) in the UK. You can visit the picturesque town of Bowness, go on a boat cruise across the lake or take a steam train ride through breathtaking scenery. For the more adventurous people as well as some stunning hikes there’s also a whole heap of activities to do such as climbing, water sports, and zip lines. And it’s all less than 2 hours’ drive from Liverpool.