Destination guide

Why people love visiting friendly St Helens

The area's entertainment and theatre scene are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to St Helens. Well known for its bars, restaurants and safari tours, this welcoming city won't disappoint. Liverpool ONE and Vue Cinema are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. If you need more space to accommodate a family holiday or a trip with friends, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Sightseeing in and around St Helens

Do you want to discover things to do during your stay? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that St Helens has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Chester Zoo (17.4 mi / 28.1 km)
  • Knowsley Safari Park (3.6 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Ashton-in-Makerfield Golf Club (3.6 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Blundells Hill Golf Club (4.1 mi / 6.5 km)
  • Three Sisters Racing Circuit (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Beacon Park Golf Club (6.2 mi / 9.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of St Helens

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, St Helens is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Sherdley Park (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Pennington Flash Country Park (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)
  • Calderstones Park (8.5 mi / 13.6 km)
  • Clarkes Gardens (9.1 mi / 14.6 km)
  • Wavertree Botanic Gardens (9.2 mi / 14.8 km)
  • Walton Hall and Gardens (9.2 mi / 14.8 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around St Helens

The nearest airport is in Liverpool (LPL-John Lennon), located 10 mi (16 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Manchester (MAN), which is 20.7 mi (33.3 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, St Helens Central Station, Thatto Heath Station and Lea Green Station are the main stations in the area.

How many holiday rentals are available around Saint Helens?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 506 holiday lettings around Saint Helens. From 130 houses to 329 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a town property in Saint Helens?

Put away your watch, because you'll have no use for it where you're off to. It's time to relax, put your feet up and live like the locals do. HomeAway offers 39 village getaway rentals here. Alternatively, you might be after another style of setting. HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from, including:

  • 35 city-centre holiday accommodation options.
  • 10 rural holiday accommodation options.
  • 8 seaside holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent an apartment in Saint Helens?

There's something eternally cool and chic about staying in an apartment like a local. Whether it's a scenic view you're looking for or just an easy place to hang out, an apartment could be the perfect choice. HomeAway has 358 for you to choose from here. If you get in early, you could be spending as little as £39 a night. Or maybe you'd rather one of the area's other sought-after self-catering accommodation options, like:

  • House: 173 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £50 per night.
  • Hotel: 102 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £18 per night.
  • Bed & breakfast: 32 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £16 per night.

Can I stay in Saint Helens in a large group?

It can be hard finding the time to catch up with your family and close friends. A group getaway is the perfect way to be reunited. If you were hoping to stay under the same roof, HomeAway has options to suit. Presently, apartment holiday rentals are the latest thing for large groups of travellers here, and we have 107 listed on our database. If you're hoping to travel in a larger group, the properties for rent that will serve you well include:

  • Looking for properties that can sleep 6 guests? We have 176 that will suit. The prices start from £46 per night.
  • If you've got 8 in your party, you'll be happy to learn that there are 94 holiday rentals that are suitable. You can book one for as little as £74 a night.
  • Going away with 5 guests? We've got 46 rental properties that fit the bill. Prices begin at just £16 per night.

So don't fret! When you travel with us you can bring along your aunt, your grandma and all your pals to Saint Helens.