The lively cosmopolitan city of Liverpool is the birthplace of the Beatles and has a majestic waterfront, a rich and colourful culture and heritage and vibrant nightlife, all of which are reflected in the warmth and humour of its citizens. The Albert Dock has been voted Britain's top Waterfront day out with museums, scores of interesting shops and gift carts, restaurants, cafes and bars. Visit the Anglican and Roman Catholic Cathedrals, take a Beatles Magical Mystery Tour. Take a tour round Goodison Park, the home of Everton Football Club and also Liverpool Football Club Museum and Stadium tour. You can sail across the River Mersey to the Wirral Peninsula which offers contrasting rural tranquillity with more than 2000 acres of unspoilt natural countryside.
Liverpool Waterfront showing the Ferry across the Mersey
Southport is one of Britain's few remaining traditional Victorian seaside resorts with a blend of elegant boulevards and shopping arcades, great live entertainment, wonderful attractions, superb sport, lovely flower filled surroundings and fine quality accommodation to suit everyone. It is a town that buzzes with exciting events throughout the year and attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over Britain and Europe. Located in Princes Park, Southport Zoo, owned by the Petrie family, is one of the Southport's most loved attractions. Pleasureland offers all the traditional fun of the fair including big dipper, log flumes, waltzers, dodgem cars and many more. There are also rides designed to suit smaller children. Visit the New model Village next to the Marine Lake. The Botanic Gardens at Churchtown provide the ideal day out for people of all ages, throughout the year. Entrance is free. Amenities include a boating lake with rowing boats, canoes and paddle boats The garden tour train, based at the main entrance, conveys visitors on an interesting tour of the woodland and extensive floral displays. Visit the aviary and pets corner where you will discover a wide variety of colourful, exotic birds. The antics of chipmunks, rabbits and guinea pigs also provide amusement for everyone. There is a well equipped adventure playground.
Ellesmere Port is the largest of the South Wirral towns and lies at the south eastern end of the Wirral Peninsula. Often called a 'jewel in Cheshire's crown'. The main shopping centre is the 'Port Arcades' with access to the Market. You can visit the Boat Museum and the Blue Planet Aquarium. The Cheshire Oaks Outlet Village has also proved very popular