Days out from Wirral
From your base in Wirral, and along the Mersey Waterfront, England's Northwest is easy to explore. Whether you want to retrace the steps of The Beatles in Liverpool, or visit the beautiful Roman city of Chester, Wirral has plenty of wonderful attractions on the doorstep - here is just a taste...
Chester & Cheshire
Its roots may be roman, its streets may be medieval, but Chester certainly doesn’t live in the past. Walk around the traffic-free heart of this great heritage city and it’s impossible not to fall under the spell of the city buzzing with vibrant 21st century life.
Alternatively relax, unwind and escape to the Cheshire countryside. Follow the canals and cycleways as they weave their way across the rolling green pastureland.
For more information and event details call 0845 647 7868 or visit www.visitchester.com
Liverpool - Capital of Culture in 2008 certainly has much to offer! Liverpool. The very name conjures up images of a glorious maritime history, world-beating musical heritage, two of the Premiership’s biggest football teams and not one, but two majestically different cathedrals.
It is now bulging with fabulous new shops, buzzing new restaurants, hip hotels and trendy wine bars, as well as a world class cultural offering with more museums and galleries anywhere outside of London. Not forgetting its inhabitants, of course, who are famously friendly and will welcome you with pride.
For more visitor details, call 0151 233 2008 or visit www.visitliverpool.com
Knowsley is best known for the exotic animals of its Safari Park. Just 20 minutes from the centre of Liverpool, visitors can imagine themselves on the East African savannah, seeing free-roaming lions, tigers, rhinos, baboons and elephants just feet from their car.
For more of Knowsley's highlights, call 0845 647 7868 or visit www.visitknowsley.com
Halton is the home of abbots, monks, a King’s champion, the first canals and a renowned bird-watching location. The birthplace of Lewis Carroll, award winning museums and open spaces, all weather skiing, the remains of a Norman Castle and a new arts centre! Not what you may have first thought of is it?
To experience for yourself, call 0151 906 3789 or visit www.visithalton.com
Experience the excitement of premier year-round horseracing at Haydock Park or take it easy soaking up the glorious, scenic and tranquil countryside that’s just waiting to be discovered.
For this and more, including exciting events and attractions, call 01744 755 150 or visit www.visitsthelens.com
Hosts of The Open in 2008, Southport is the perfect destination for a seaside day trip or short break. With beautiful beaches,great attractions, superb shopping, a mouth-watering array of restaurants Southport has something for everyone.
For more information on visiting the Sefton Coast, call 01704 533333 or visit www.visitsouthport.com
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