So much to see and do in less than an hours drive. The big cities of Liverpool and Manchester with differing but complementary histories. Beautiful Chester, set on the River Dee, with it’s origins in the Roman era. The seaside resort of Southport. The Wirral peninsula, North Wales and the Peak District. You’re spoilt for choice:
- Sport? – Four of the country’s very best Premier League teams and don’t forget the Grand National.
- Arts? – Many theatres, galleries, museums etc. to choose from.
- Nature? – Lots of important reserves such as Ainsdale Sand Dunes and Martin Mere.
- Food & Drink – Liverpool & Manchester are both multicultural paradises for foodies.
Our bias is naturally for Liverpool. Use the park-and-ride from Whiston to Lime Street and go explore. Liverpool was the 2008 European City of Culture and, although already becoming a major tourist centre, this seemed to be the trigger for near exponential, but beneficial, development of the city. Liverpool is now one of the most visited cities in the UK and was voted top of the tree by travel professionals.