Merseyside is a county in North West England. It includes five metropolitan boroughs, which are Knowsley, St Helens, Sefton, Wirral, and the city of Liverpool. The Irish Sea lies to the west of Merseyside. The Mersey Estuary divides Merseyside into two parts. The county includes the city of Liverpool and the towns of Birkenhead, Crosby, Formby, St Helens, Southport and Wirral.
Must See and Do Tourist Attractions in Merseyside
Places of interest in Merseyside include the Dream sculpture in St Helens, the North West Museum of Road Transport (St Helens), St George’s Hall in Liverpool, Merseyside Maritime Museum (Liverpool), Knowsley Safari Park, Liverpool Cathedral, Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, Lady Lever Art Gallery in Wirral, Williamson Art Gallery and Museum (Wirral) and the Tate Liverpool.
Family Days out in Merseyside
There is plenty to do for families in Merseyside. Knowsley Safari Park, Wirral Country Park, North Wirral Coastal Park and the amusement park Pleasureland Southport are great destinations for families with children in Merseyside. Your children will also love the Blue Planet Aquarium in Ellesmere Port and the Jungle Parc in West Derby.
Sport in Merseyside
Royal Birkdale Golf Club is a wonderful golf course in Southport. Prenton Park (football stadium) in Birkenhead is the home base of Tranmere Rovers F.C. Merseyside also has two famous racecourses, the Haydock Park Racecourse and the Aintree Racecourse.
Shopping in Merseyside
Merseyside provides various shops and shopping centres, such as the Marble Place Shopping Centre in Southport, The Strand Shopping Centre in Bootle or Liverpool’s Cavern Walks. Or you can stroll through small shops and boutiques in the centre of Liverpool or smaller Merseyside towns.
Nightlife in Merseyside
Liverpool is Merseyside’s nightlife capital, offering many pubs and clubs, such as the Baby Tiger, Bar Azure, Club 051, G Bar, Cabin Club and Flares. But smaller towns also offer locations for spending a great night out. There is Destiny and Elite Nightclub in Ellesmere Port, Bar None in Southport, Hex Nightclub in Birkenhead, Nexus Night Club in St Helens, R.Js Nightclub in Wallasey and Xenon Nightclub in Newton-Le-Willows.
Transport in Merseyside
Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LPL) is the main airport for Merseyside.
Official Tourism Office for Merseyside
Transport in Merseyside is mainly made up of buses and trains. The Mersey Ferry operates between Liverpool Pier Head, Seacombe in Wallasey and Woodside in Birkenhead.