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Destination guide

Explore Liverpool in holiday lettings

Liverpool is a city with unique attractions, exciting events and an unparalleled music heritage to be explored on your holiday. From a large collection of museums and galleries to a distinctive culture that’s found throughout the city, you’ll find endless options for fun and excitement in Liverpool, as well as a variety of holiday lettings with all the amenities you need.

History

Heritage attractions near Liverpool holiday cottages

Liverpool has a long, fascinating history that influences nearly every aspect of its culture. Holiday homes are available near locations like the World Museum, a natural history museum with scientific and world cultural exhibits, and the Merseyside Maritime Museum, a maritime museum with seafaring history displays and artefacts from the Titanic. The Museum of Liverpool, a vast museum with interactive displays chronicling the city’s heritage, and the International Slavery Museum, a museum and gallery with historic and cultural exhibits related to the slave trade, are also musts for history buffs.

Things to do

Activities near Liverpool holiday homes

From historic sites and cultural attractions to adventure centres and sports stadiums, there’s a range of attractions in Liverpool for all ages. Holiday homes can be found near locations like Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, a leisure complex in Victorian docks with museums, restaurants and pubs, and the Beatles Story, a nostalgia centre with interactive exhibits and memorabilia to tell the story of the famous band. Cavern Club, a legendary Beatles venue rebuilt to house memorabilia and host live tribute acts, and the Liverpool Cathedral, a Gothic-style building and tower with dramatic arches and a viewing tower, are also great places to explore.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Liverpool

Are you hoping to find attractions to visit during your stay? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that Liverpool has to offer. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Chester Zoo (13.4 mi / 21.5 km)
  • Blackpool Pleasure Beach (26.6 mi / 42.8 km)
  • Cavern Club (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Liverpool Wheel (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • CoverStar Experiences (1 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Liverpool Watersports Centre (1 mi / 1.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Liverpool

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Liverpool is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Wavertree Botanic Gardens (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Sefton Park (2.8 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Sefton Park Palm House (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Port Sunlight Museum (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Otterspool Park (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Calderstones Park (4.4 mi / 7 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Liverpool

Fly into Liverpool (LPL-John Lennon), the closest airport, located 7.4 mi (11.9 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Manchester (MAN), which is 29.8 mi (48 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, Moorfields Station, James Street Station and Liverpool Lime Street Station are the main stations in the city.

How to get around

Transport to Liverpool holiday homes

Liverpool is accessible from all over the United Kingdom and international locations via many modes of transport. The Liverpool John Lennon Airport is the primary airport servicing the city, though railways and well-connected roadways for buses, coaches and hire cars are also available. Upon arrival, the local trains and buses offer travel throughout the city, though car hire gives you the flexibility to explore at your own pace and conveniently travel back and forth from your holiday rental. You can also travel by ferry for a scenic ride into Liverpool.

Food & drink 

Regional cuisine in Liverpool

From fine dining to indie bistros and pop-up gourmet heaven, the restaurant scene in Liverpool celebrates its unique cuisine and delicacies in a variety of locations that create a dining experience all its own. Local produce and meat are the main staples in Liverpool, which include Wirral and Formby asparagus, Knowsley lamb and Southport shrimps. One of the must-try delicacies in Liverpool is scouse, a delicious stew of meat and vegetables with crusty bread and beetroot, which is found on menus in nearly every restaurant. Whether you want a quick bite while exploring the city or you’re looking for a night on the town, sample some of the regional delicacies in Liverpool restaurants near your holiday rental.

Family friendly

Kid-friendly fun near Liverpool holiday homes

There are numerous kid-friendly attractions in Liverpool to delight children of all ages. Holiday lettings can be found near locations like Sefton Park, an expansive parkland with a lakeside cafe, children’s playground and a Victorian glass palm house, and the Knowsley Safari, a drive-through zoological park with free-roaming animals and a conventional zoo space to walk around. You could also visit Spaceport, a family-friendly planetarium with an observatory and a spacecraft simulator, and Calderstones Park, a large public park with a lake, woodland, ornamental gardens and a kids’ playground.

How many holiday rentals are available around Liverpool?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 578 holiday lettings around Liverpool. From 329 flats & apartments to 77 cottages, 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.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Liverpool?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Liverpool:

  • Liverpool City Centre: 274 holiday homes
  • Ropewalks: 244 holiday homes
  • St George's Quarter: 244 holiday homes
  • Sefton Park: 39 holiday homes
  • Everton: 261 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Liverpool?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Liverpool. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Aintree Racecourse: 730 holiday lettings
  • Crosby Beach: 757 holiday lettings
  • Albert Dock: 910 holiday lettings
  • Blundellsands & Crosby Station: 747 holiday lettings
  • Sefton Park: 906 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Liverpool listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Flats in Liverpool?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 329 Flats in Liverpool. Our other popular types of Liverpool holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 77 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 148 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 330 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Liverpool?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 4 holiday homes with pool available in Liverpool. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.