Home to arguably one of the UK's most successful football clubs, Liverpool is rapidly becoming a prime location for tourists visiting the northern parts of England. A great travel infrastructure means Liverpool is not only easy to get to but also easy to get around - whether you have a car or not. Like all great cities in the UK, Liverpool has a variety of historical and entertainment attractions for visitors to explore, all of which are easily accessible by car or public transport.
For summer visitors to Liverpool the Southport Seaside Resort is a must visit. The resort has an array of award winning beaches that have had nothing other than glowing reviews from tourists for well over the last ten years. In a good British summer, Liverpool's Southport really is a place that can rival many other beach resorts across the UK and the rest of Europe. This is mainly due to the great care taken by the local community to ensure that the beaches are kept clean and family friendly all year round. The beaches aren't just for summer visitors either - as on a clear, crisp winter morning there is no better way to begin a day exploring Liverpool than by wrapping up warm, heading out for a stroll along these beautiful beaches and enjoying a mug of hot chocolate in a local 'Liverpudlien' cafe.
Liverpool ONE is the place to be for all the shopaholics visiting this wonderful city. With over 100 different high street brands, fancy restaurants, and independent boutiques, Liverpool ONE really is a shopping heaven. There is always a friendly and vibrant atmosphere about the place - so even if you're not a shopaholic you will still enjoy Liverpool ONE as you will get a real feel for what the people of this fantastic city are all about. What is more as Liverpool ONE is right next to the Leisure Terrace that overlooks Chavasse Park; you will also be able to enjoy some lovely views across Liverpool. Once finished taking in the views you can go for a soothing stroll through the park and enjoy peace and tranquillity right in the middle of this buzzing city - highly recommended before heading out to dine at one of the cities exquisite restaurants.
For culture and music the city of Liverpool is more that just the place where The Beatles were born and raised! The city has a great culture and music scene that can sometimes be over-shadowed by some of the larger cities in the UK. At the UNESCO-waterfront there is plenty to hear, see and do and it is certainly a place that could easily fill up your camera's memory card in a very short space of time. Beautiful old buildings are dotted along the waterfront as well as some great cafes and bars, many of which cater to lots of different tastes of music.
The city of Liverpool has always had a fine selection of museums and galleries, with the most well known today perhaps being the Tate and Walker. If it’s a piece of Liverpool's culture you are hoping to take home with you, then you should definitely make some time to visit this gallery and others. The Three Graces, Albert Dock and Pier Head are three museums that are also must visits, as they provide an excellent insight into the history and culture of Liverpool. An added bonus to visiting Liverpool's museums and galleries is that all of them are free to visit - which means there's no excuse to miss out on this wonderful opportunity to explore the history and culture of this fascinating city.
Over the years Liverpool has played host too many TV series, and it is a fact that Liverpool is the 'most filmed city outside of London'. Programmes filmed have included Grange Hill, Brookside and the very popular Hollyoaks. Liverpool has not only played host to television programmes, but films as well, with arguably the most famous film to have been made being 'Alfie'.
In the Liverpool City Region, the architecture that can be seen is nothing short of exquisite and with it Liverpool can boast to be one of the most listed cities outside of London. Despite this wealth of listed buildings, one of the most famous landmarks in Liverpool is actually Liverpool's football stadium: Anfield. The ever famous Cop End at Anfield is possibly the most famous stand in the whole of the UK. If Liverpool have a home match at the time of your stay, it is highly recommend that you be a part of the 40,000+ faithful - even if you don't like football that much - as its an experience you will never forget.