Top 66 attractions to explore in Merseyside
Merseyside is a metropolitan and ceremonial county in North West England. Visit the home of British glass at the World of Glass museum in St Helens, a fascinating town also known for its rugby league heritage. See wild animals up close and personal at Knowsley Safari Park, take in Anthony Gormley’s unique art installation on Crosby Beach and visit Formby Point to see one of England’s last strongholds for red squirrels – go see before they disappear for good.
Aintree is home to the Grand National, the most famous race in the world which is the climax to a three-day Festival meeting in April every year. The racecourse hosts five other fixtures and is a leading conference centre in the north west of England. Horse racing was popular in Liverpool from at least Tudor times, In the 18th century Nicholas Blundell organised races on the sands at Crosby.
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.
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 British Lawnmower Museum is a museum on lawnmowers in Southport, Merseyside, northern England. It has over 300 restored exhibits of garden machinery over the last 200 years. The Museum has now become one of the Worlds leading authorities on vintage lawnmowers and are now specialists in antique garden machinery, supplying parts, archive conservation of manuscript materials and valuing machines from all over the world.
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.
Calderstones Park is a majestic public park that is home to ancient megaliths that are said to be older than Stonehenge, this is in fact what the park is named after. It also features a lake, where youngsters can feed the geese and ducks rice balls! There's also Mansion House, which features a café and a child-friendly play area.
The Casbah Coffee Club, officially Casbah Club, was a rock and roll music venue in the West Derby area of Liverpool, England, that operated from 1959 to 1962. Started by Mona Best, mother of early Beatles drummer, Pete Best, in the cellar of the family home. It was opened as a tourist attraction in Liverpool, along with McCartney and Lennon's previous homes at 20 Forthlin Road and 251 Menlove Avenue respectively.
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
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.
Crosby Beach is the beginning of the 22 mile Sefton Coastal Path. From the shore, visitors can enjoy views across the sea to Wirral and North Wales hills. The beach has been awarded the Quality Coast Award by Keep Britain Tidy. This is the place where you can see some of the finest sunsets in the country. The beach has been the permanent home of the Another Place sculptures by Antony Gormley since 2007.
Croxteth Hall and Country Park is a stunning heritage venue,With more than 500 acres of free to explore grounds surrounding this historic family home dating back centuries. The remaining grounds, Croxteth Park, were at one time a hunting chase of the Molyneux family and are now open to the public. The hall is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II* listed building.
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.
FACT Liverpool is the UK's leading organization for the support and exhibition of art, film and new media. Home to two galleries, a cinema, café and bar. FACT supports produces and presents visual art that includes creative media and digital technology.
Hesketh Park is one of the largest parks in Southport. Features of the park include The American Garden, The Clock Garden, The Specimen Garden, The Herbaceous Garden and the Mixed Flower Garden and also It offers a short mile walk away and with plenty of on street parking, this picturesque park is a perfect place to lose track of time.
One of the beautiful locations for walking in Wirral, or spotting rare and endangered wildlife. The islands are an archipelago and classed as one of just 43 unbridged tidal islands in the UK that can be reached on foot from the mainland. It is also important as a stopping-off point for the twice-yearly migration of birds along the west coast of Britain. On the island is the Hilbre Island Bird Observatory.
The International Slavery Museum is located within Liverpool's Albert Dock, inside the Merseyside Maritime Museum building. The museum which forms part of the Merseyside Maritime Museum, consists of three main galleries which focus on the lives of people in West Africa, their eventual enslavement, and their continued fight for freedom. Additionally the museum discusses slavery in the modern day as well as topics on racism and discrimination.
251 Menlove Avenue is the childhood home of the Beatles' John Lennon. The Grade II listed building on Allerton Road was owned by George Smith, the husband of John Lennon's Aunt Mimi.The musician stayed at the home as an infant with his mother, Julia and after his mother's death would frequently visit the house and his family.
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.
Liverpool Cathedral is Britain's biggest Cathedral and the 5th largest in Europe. The cathedral is free to enter, however, the tower and audio tour is highly recommended. It is a world-class visitor attraction with a full program of events from Cream Classics music sets to large gala dinners and conferences. The cathedral is based on a design by Giles Gilbert Scott and was constructed between 1904 and 1978. The total external length of the building, including the Lady Chapel.
Map of attractions in Merseyside