Attractions to explore nearby Vale Park, New Brighton
Vale Park is a historic Victorian park in New Brighton, Merseyside, England. It features formal gardens, a rose garden, and a bandstand. The park opened in 1899 and has hosted weekly brass band concerts through the summer months since the day the park opened. The park has formal gardens, a children's play area, a cafe, toilets, a rose garden, annual bedding displays, open grass areas, a kick about pitch, a fairy garden, and outdoor fitness equipment.
New Brighton Lighthouse is a decommissioned lighthouse situated at the confluence of the River Mersey and Liverpool Bay on an outcrop off New Brighton known locally as Perch Rock. The tower rises 90ft above the rock, the first half of which is solid. To gain access when the tide is out a ladder is needed to reach the first of the 15 iron rungs built in to the side of the tower that lead up to the door.
A popular bathing beach at the eastern end of the North Wirral Coastal Park and next to the Derby Pool Harvester Bar and Grill. It is an ideal place to enjoy the crispness of the waves. Spot windsurfers and kite surfers flying along the breaks, as if being picked up by the air and made to dance.
Liverpool Cruise Terminal has a reputation as one of the most desirable cruise destinations in Europe, which was placed in the Irish Sea, Liverpool is an efficient, friendly, and convenient UK departure point, rich in maritime heritage and the birthplace of the first passenger cruise line. The city is already one of Europe’s most popular city break destinations. And the increased number of cruise ships stopping here reflects the popularity of this must-visit city.
Superlambanana is a bright yellow sculpture in Liverpool, England. Weighing almost 8 tonnes and standing at 5.2 metres tall, it is intended to be a cross between a banana and a lamb and was designed by New York City-based Japanese artist Taro Chiezo. It currently stands in Tithebarn Street, outside the LJMU Avril Robarts Library/Learning Resource Centre, having previously been located on Wapping near the Albert Dock.
The Royal Liver Building is a Grade I listed building in Liverpool, England. It is located at the Pier Head and along with the neighboring Cunard Building and Port of Liverpool Building is one of Liverpool's Three Graces, which line the city's waterfront. It is also part of Liverpool's UNESCO-designated World Heritage Maritime Mercantile City.
The Mersey Ferry is a ferry service operating on the River Mersey in northwest England, between Liverpool to the east and Birkenhead and Wallasey on the Wirral Peninsula to the west. Ferries have been used on this route since at least the 12th century, and continue to be popular for both local people and visitors. The ferries share the workload of cross-river ferrying, charter cruises and the Manchester Ship Canal cruise. The service is operated by Merseytravel, under the “Mersey Ferries” brand.
The British Music Experience is a permanent exhibition in the Cunard Building on Liverpool's waterfront. The British Music Experience tells the story of British Music through costumes, instruments, performance and memorabilia. It was a unique experience for visitors and also it tells the story of this area.
An iconic statue of the Fab Four, of the Beatles in their hometown. Donated by the famous Cavern Club, the placement of the statue coincides with the 50 year anniversary of the band's last gig played in Liverpool. The figures are larger than life-size and weigh 1.2 tonnes in total. They were sculpted by Andrew Edwards who also created the All Together Now Christmas Truce WWI statue.
Bidston Hill is one of the highest points in Wirral, with a height of 231 feet. Its 100 acres of heathland and woodland contain mysterious rock carvings and historic buildings, and provide a haven for wildlife amidst the urban sprawl. The woodland supports a good variety of birdlife such as the mouse-like Treecreeper, Great Spotted Woodpecker and Nuthatches. It is believed that there has been a windmill on this site since 1596. The current brick built tower mill was built in 1800.
The Port of Liverpool Building is a Grade II listed building located at Liverpool’s Pier Head. It is one of the city’s Three Graces, along with the Cunard Building and Royal Liver Building who together form such a distinctive part of the city’s identity. The building is described by the World Heritage Liverpool website as, " a monumental structure in the Edwardian Baroque style with pediments and tall lantern towers!
Wirral Transport Museum is a museum situated approximately 0.5 miles (800 m) from the Mersey Ferry service at Woodside, Birkenhead, England. Admission into the museum is free with a broad selection of vintage and classic vehicles, including trams, buses, cars, motorcycles, mopeds, bikes, and a fire engine. It also includes views of ongoing projects in the museum's workshops, a 26 feet long model railway layout.
The Museum of Liverpool is the world’s first national museum devoted to the history of a regional city and the largest newly-built national museum in Britain for more than a century. In 2018, it marked 10 years on Liverpool’s UNESCO World Heritage Site waterfront and 10 years of representing Liverpool’s unique and interesting history.
Open Eye Gallery is the only gallery dedicated to photography and related media in the North West of England. It is housed in a purpose-built building on the waterfront at Mann Island, its fourth location. It comprises an exhibition space on one floor and an archive space on another and has large-scale graphic art installations on its external facade.
Birkenhead Park is one of Britain's foremost historic parks, and indeed, is a pioneer in the development of public parks across the world. The park was designated a conservation area in 1977 and declared a Grade I listed landscape by English Heritage in 1995. The park influenced the design of Central Park in New York and Sefton Park in Liverpool.
The Cavern Club nightclub birth place of the Beatles is a nightclub at 10 Mathew Street, in Liverpool, England.The club became closely associated with Merseybeat and regularly played host to the Beatles in their early years. Over the years The Cavern Club has seen its ups and downs but it will always be seen in Liverpool as a holy land, the place that helped turn Liverpool into the music city we know it as today. Have a look over The Cavern Club’s history to see how it has gained its world famou
World Museum is a large museum in Liverpool, England which has extensive collections covering archaeology, ethnology and the natural and physical sciences. Special attractions include the Natural History Centre and a planetarium. Entry to the museum is free. The museum is part of National Museums Liverpool.
Lord Street is one of Southport's most celebrated sights. It has been a favourite shopping destination for over a century. with a charming, unique style all of its own. There are many water features, gardens and architectural buildings along the entire street, with a mix of residential, commercial and public buildings.
Stanley Park is a 110-acre, Grade II listed green space just north of Liverpool city center. It is famous for dividing the home grounds of Liverpool and Everton Football Clubs. The park’s surroundings are dominated by the football stadiums of Liverpool Football Club and Everton Football Club. It consists of the land consisted of open turfed areas, suitable for sport, with most of the rest being laid out as formal gardens and lakes.
The Liverpool Central Library is situated in the Victorian grandeur of William Brown Street. Inside is Liverpool's collection of over one million books, forming one of Britain's biggest and oldest public libraries. The Liverpool Record Office is one of the country's largest and most significant County Record offices.