Liverpool in North West England proudly carries the title of the country’s most successful footballing city. Home to both Liverpool and Everton with close to 30 League championships plus many other major titles, it’s also
Hire a car from Liverpool airport and add these five great activities to your things to do in Liverpool and surrounds list.
Tour Liverpool Cathedral
At first glance, Liverpool Cathedral is impressive. Once you step inside and pay closer attention to the building’s finer details and artwork, it’ll blow you away. Just a few minutes inside and you’ll come to understand why high profile poet and writer Sir John Benjamin called it “one of the great buildings of the world.” Britain’s largest cathedral is free to enter, and hosts many events on a daily basis.
Tour the homes of John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Massive Beatles fans take note! A guided tour takes you to Mendips and 20 Forthlin Road – the homes where Beatles stars John Lennon and Paul McCartney grew up. Learn about their childhoods and reflect on the making of one of the greatest bands in the history of music. You’ll never again have the opportunity to walk through their homes and stand in the very spot where the pair composed some of their most popular songs.
Visit the Museum of Liverpool (pictured)
This museum is completely devoted to the history of Liverpool and how it’s emerged over the centuries. There are several free fascinating exhibits featuring a total of more than 6,000 objects. Discover Liverpool’s social and historical issues, along with the city’s many triumphs since it was founded in 1207. Learn about the regional city’s rich sporting past and see the stage where music legends Paul McCartney and John Lennon first met.
Walk the Sandstone Trail
This scenic trail stretches 55km across the green countryside of Cheshire. It’s become one of England’s most popular long distance walks in North West England. The trail begins in the ancient market town of Frodsham, which is only a 40min drive from Liverpool city, to Georgian Whitchurch. You can split the walk over several days or just stroll for a few hours. Some of the best sections are where you walk past Delamere Forest and ancient Utkinton Hall.
Explore the Mersey River
Signing up to one of the daily cruises on the world-famous Mersey River takes you past many of Liverpool’s most iconic sights. Hop on board a one hour River Explorer Cruise, where you’ll take in magnificent riverside views and learn about the history and the role Mersey Ferries played in WWI. You can also organise to stop off at some of the waterfront attractions with the family.