Southport Pier and Beach at Sunset. A lady is running along the beach with the orange sunset in the background.

Southport Pier

The second longest pier in Britain, Southport Pier was first opened in 1860 with an original length of 3,600 ft. In 1868 it was further extended to 4,380 ft.

Explore the City 

In this section, explore some of Liverpool’s beautiful outdoor spaces, much-loved neighbourhoods and see what else the City Region has to offer. 

 

Outdoor Spaces

You'd be surprised at how much coastline and how many green spaces are within a few minutes reach of Liverpool City Centre. Sefton Park is a Grade I listed, 235 acre park and it's only 4 miles from town. 

Neighbourhoods 

Liverpool city centre is often referred to in 'quarters' - and yes there's more than four. Getting to know the neighbourhood quarters is a fab way to plan your day based on location. The city features the areas; Georgian Quarter, Ropewalks, Chinatown, Baltic Triangle, St George's Quarter, Waterfront, Cavern Quarter and the Knowledge Quarter. 

 

Beyond the City

Outside of the bustling centre, you'll find the neighbouring boroughs. Take the iconic ferry across the Mersey or jump on the Merseyrail to Wirral Peninsula where you can enjoy miles of coastline and countryside scenes. In Southport there's fun events for all the family thanks to the Southport Airshow, British Musical Fireworks Championships and the Flower Show. 

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.
  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. Families sit on benches within Sefton Park during Autumn time. The trees have yellow, red and green leaves.
    A magnificent 200-acre Park that looks like a natural landscape rather than a man-made park.
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  4. Wirral
    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.
  6. A shot of the beach taken from grassy and sandy dunes. There are two walkers on the beach. The tide is out far and blends with the blue sky.
    Formby Beach is just one of Merseyside's stunning coastal gems
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  7. Cavern Quarter
    This area of Liverpool encircles Mathew Street, the home of the world-famous Cavern Club along with a range of bars and restaurants.
  8. The Atkinson offers an exciting and varied destination for families, cultural tourists and arts enthusiasts alike, with a full day and night time offer. We are open throughout the year and present a seasonal programme of exhibitions, talks, music, theatre and comedy. Our stunning Egyptology Museum takes visitors on a journey through what life was like in ancient Egypt at the time of the Pharaohs and our local interest museum explores the history of those who have lived and worked along the Sefton coast. You can also relax in our award-winning café, A Great Little Place, and visit Southport Library, Whatever time of year you visit, we offer a fun, creative and varied day out with family or friends.
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  9. Botanic Gardens
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  1. Georgian Quarter
    The Georgian Quarter is where you'll find Liverpool's two cathedrals hidden amongst architectural beauty and culture.
  2. 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.
  3. Waterfront
    The Liverpool Waterfront is one of the most stunning parts of the city, it’s the image you get in your mind when you think of Liverpool
  4. Chinatown
    Liverpool has a large multicultural population, of which a high percentage is Chinese. This Chinatown was the first to be established in Europe and is easily recognised by the beautifully crafted Chinese Arch.
  5. 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.
  6. Ormskirk
    Ormskirk is a historic market town steeped in character, situated only a short train ride from Liverpool City Centre.
  7. Wirral Country Park
    Wirral Country Park features a 12-Mile footpath following an old railway line, offering superb views over the Dee Estuary to Wales.
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  8. St Helens
    The biggest St Helens attraction in every sense is Dream - the iconic 20-metre high internationally significant artwork by artist Jaume Plensa.
  9. St George's Quarter
    A must-visit for lovers of culture, Liverpool’s St George’s Quarter boasts some of the finest Victorian architecture in Britain.
  10. Outdoor Spaces in Liverpool
    Liverpool City Region is home to beaches, gardens, woods and reserves. Looking for a place to visit? We've got them all right here with all the information you need.

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