Merseyside is most famous for its music and comedy and above all the home of the Beatles who grew up in Liverpool. Visit Abbey Road and the famous Cavern Club as part of the Beatles Heritage Trail, and visit Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields.
Take a ride on the Mersey Ferry made famous by the Gerry and the Pacemakers song and see the iconic Liver Building with the Liver Birds. Liverpool is also known for its Philharmonic Orchestra. The darker days of Liverpool were in the slavery era and there are many reminders of the trade in the city. Listen out for the unique Merseyside accent when you visit the area.
Liverpool has some excellent museums including the Walker Art Gallery which has a number of prominent art treasures and is one of the best art museums in the North of England.
A recently refurbished Albert Dock with shops, cafes and bars along the waterfront is a great place to spend time in Liverpool.
The Maritime Museum in Liverpool has displays dedicated to Cunard and the White Star Liners, and the Transatlantic Slavery history. One of the most interesting museums is the Museum of Liverpool Life which tells the story of how the city developed.
The city has two cathedrals and an excellent shopping centre. Two other areas to visit on Merseyside are Birkenhead which grew up around a Norman Priory, and Port Sunlight which was originally a Victorian garden village built for factory employees. Liverpool has two major football teams, Everton and Liverpool and watching a home match is an experience.
For a special day at the horse races visit one of the most famous in the world – the Grand National at Aintree which is just a short distance from Liverpool.