Explore the City Region

Explore the City Region

Coastlines, golf resorts, chocolate box villages and industrial neighbourhoods sit side by side in Liverpool.

Explore the City 

In this section, explore some of Liverpool’s top spotsoutdoor spaces, unique neighbourhoods and beyond.

We think that the whole of the city region is unmissable, but here we’ve narrowed it down to our favourites that we think any trip to Liverpool is incomplete without paying a visit to. From shopping and dining, to music and theatre, head to one or a few of Liverpool’s quarters that make up Liverpool’s undeniable cultural vibe.

The city region also has an abundance of outdoor spaces, parks, beaches and stunning coastline to explore. They are easy to access by train and there is so much to discover. Often host to an abundance of annual summer events, some are also home to unique art collections and all of them are a great places to appreciate the outdoors.

  1. Baltic Triangle
    The Baltic is probably one of the most exciting and fast growing areas of Liverpool; once the well-worn factory and workshop of the city back in the slave trade of the 1800s, now a thriving and cutting-edge destination that is at the heart of the Independent Liverpool scene
  2. The second longest pier in Britain, Southport Pier was first opened in 1860 with an original length of 3,600 ft.
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  3. Sefton Park in Liverpool is arguably the best known and most loved by locals. The magnificent 200-acre Park looks like a natural landscape rather than a man-made park.
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  4. Wirral
    Placed between Liverpool and North Wales, overlooking the River Dee, Welsh hills and River Mersey, the beautiful Wirral Peninsula is fantastic for walks, outdoor activities, countryside hotels and cosy pubs.
  5. Ropewalks
    The bohemian heart of Liverpool. RopeWalks is always bursting with art, music and culture. Home to the quirky Bold Street, lined with an eclectic mix of independent stores, coffee houses and restaurants, as well as a variety of cultural institutions including FACT, the Grade I listed Bluecoat and St Luke’s, known locally as ‘The Bombed Out Church’.
  6. Formby Beach is just one of Merseyside's stunning coastal gems
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  7. Cavern Quarter
    As the name suggests, this area of Liverpool encircles Mathew Street, the home of the world-famous Cavern Club and also Eric’s, along with a range of bars and restaurants to suit all tastes, and the highly popular and successful annual summer music event, International Beatle Week.
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    Spectacular sculptures by Angel of the North artist Antony Gormley, Another Place consists of 100 cast-iron, life-size figures spread out along Crosby Beach.
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  1. Georgian Quarter
    The idea to build a grand housing area in the Canning area of Liverpool started in 1800 when city surveyor John Foster Snr. created a blueprint to make a grid plan of housing. This was at a time when Liverpool’s elite could afford luxurious surroundings. Over the next 100 years, a large number of elegant town houses, mainly in the Georgian style were built.
  2. Crosby Beach
    Crosby Beach is a must-see on any trip to Liverpool City Region; Another Place, the spectacular sculptures by Antony Gormley are here, come and see them!
  3. Knowsley
    Knowsley offers visitors a unique experience, from wildflowers to wildebeests. Easily reached from Liverpool city centre by train or by car along the M57, the borough is home to award-winning, spectacular attractions.
  4. Waterfront
    Cunard’s Three Queens may have grabbed the headlines when they met in an historic event on the Mersey in 2015, but they’re not the only ships that have been getting the attention on the river.
  5. Chinatown
    Liverpool has a large multicultural population, of which a high percentage is Chinese. The Chinatown here was the first to be established in Europe and is easily recognised by the beautifully crafted Chinese Arch that adorns the entry.
  6. Southport
    Live the beach life in Southport; with 22 miles of coastline and plenty of beaches, it’s a perfect place to relax and unwind.
  7. Ormskirk
    Ormskirk is a historic market town steeped in character, situated only a short train ride from Liverpool City Centre. Boasting a mix of independent shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs, it even has its own art gallery.
  8. Birkenhead Park
    Birkenhead Park is an idealised countryside landscape of open meadows, natural woodland belts and lakes shaped as rivers.
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  9. St Helens
    The biggest St Helens attraction in every sense is Dream - the iconic 20-metre high internationally significant artwork by artist Jaume Plensa, situated on top of Sutton Manor overlooking the M62.
  10. St George's Quarter
    St George’s Quarter proudly sports the UNESCO World Heritage Status crown. A must-visit for lovers of culture, Liverpool’s St George’s Quarter boasts some of the finest Victorian architecture in Britain

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