Historically a part of Lancashire, the urbanisation and expansion of Liverpool were both largely brought about by the city's status as a major port.
Merseyside is a metropolitan county in North West England, Merseyside is divided into two parts by the Mersey Estuary, the Wirral is located on the west side of the estuary, upon the Wirral Peninsula and the rest of the county is located on the east side of the estuary.
Liverpool is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, sitting alongside global landmarks including the Great Wall of China and the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt. Liverpool's World Heritage Site consists of six distinctive historic areas, which reflect its functional and visual variety.
Things to do
Liverpool has a world class cultural offer, with more museums and galleries anywhere outside of London. The city is also a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and known worldwide as the birthplace The Beatles.
For those looking for a more relaxed break Southport has over 20 miles of unspoilt coastline and the largest area of undeveloped sand dunes in the UK. With extensive Pine woods, miles of coastal walks and several impressive parks & gardens it's the perfect place to unwind and recharge your batteries.
Liverpool Waterfront is a great place to visit with a whole host of things to do in a breathtaking and iconic setting. Diverse in its appeal the waterfront offers everything from a sing-along in the Beatles Story to a quiet riverside stroll.