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A holiday rental home or a holiday cottage in Merseyside will help you cram more into your visit

Merseyside takes its name from the River Mersey and is situated in the north west of England in the UK. It is divided into five districts Liverpool, Sefton, Knowsley, St Helens and Wirral. Merseyside borders Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Cheshire.

Places to holiday in Merseyside

Merseyside is popular with tourists and it is hard to believe that so many different tours, venues and attractions can be crammed into one county. It offers everything from a busy inner city life to rural villages and remote sandy beaches. Liverpool is at the heart of Merseyside, a city rich in culture, musical excellence, history, entertainment, sports venues and is a really exciting place to visit.

With so much to see and do it is no wonder that many holidaymakers choose self-catering accommodation over the usual hotels, motels and guest houses. Merseyside holiday cottages are really popular because they are homely, with all mod cons and allow people the freedom to plan their days out without time restrictions. The Merseyside News will keep you well informed and many estate agents have cottages to let.

Whether you enjoy contemporary or modern art, a visit to Merseyside is not complete without a walk around one of the numerous free to enter art galleries, such as the Lady Lever Art Gallery, the Liverpool Tate Gallery, the Walker Art Gallery and the Bluecoat Gallery. There are more national museums in Merseyside than anywhere else and a holiday cottage is the ideal base to sit and plan. A few choices include the Liverpool Museum, the Merseyside Maritime Museum, HM Customs & Excise National Museum and the Museum of Liverpool Life.

Things to do in Merseyside

Merseyside Sport is infamous and horse racing enthusiasts will be at home in Merseyside as it is has Goodison Park, Haydock Park and Aintree Racecourse. Anfield is the UEFA football stadium that is home to Liverpool Football Club and also used as a venue for tennis and boxing matches. Children will enjoy the Year 7 Rugby League Festival in March each year or the Merseyside Primary Games in June.

Attractions not to miss when visiting Liverpool include the Albert Dock, Croxteth Hall, The Cavern Club, Liverpool Cathedral's, Gambier Terrace, Pier Head and St George's Hall. Knowsley has a stately home, Knowsley Hall as well as Knowsley Safari Park to visit. The St Helen's World of Glass is a fun day out for the children with glass blowing demonstrations and a unique victorian glass making furnace built in a labrinth of tunnels. Sefton has Crosby Beach, Pleasureland Southport and the historic manor house, Meols Hall.

The Wirral Country Park is based on the Wirral Way that follows part of the old Birkenhead Railway route. It has two visitor centres at Thurstaston and Willaston. the park is home to various wildlife and is excellent for birdspotting. Other attractions in the Wirral include Bidston Hill and Bidston Windmill, Birkenhead Priory, Prenton Park, Leasowe Castle and Leasowe Lighthouse and Port Sunlight.

Weather in Merseyside

Merseyside has warm autumns, cold winters, wet springs and hot summer, but like the rest of England, it can be unpredictable.

Travel in Merseyside

Liverpool International, Liverpool John Lennon, and Manchester are some of the airports serving Merseyside and there are numerous ports in the county.

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                                                                                                      We were very pleased with our stay in this home. Clean, spacious and with every detail you could need.We had a great time over there especially kids enjoyed the see and ferries view from the living room and second floor bedroom.Highly recommended..
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2017

                                                                                                      Very well appointed. City/quayside views stunning. Well eqipped.

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                                                                                                      My husband and I spent 4 nights in this lovely apartment overlooking, from all windows and a balcony area, Princes Dock and far beyond. We had everything we required for our stay including (not mentioned in the description we initially read) the use of a dish washer washer/drier, iron and ironing board. Toiletries etc were there as promised and there was also a range of basic dry food necessities in the kitchen cupboards. The owners were at the end of a phone to answer any questions.. The apartment block is modern and the lifts spacious and regularly cleaned. Although there are no parking spaces for visitors on site, there is a multi-storey long stay car park a few minutes walk away. We left our car in the car park and found other means e.g. walking and sight-seeing tour buses to explore the dock areas, city centre and beyond. There is so much to see and do in Liverpool that we scratched the surface only in our few days there. When we go back we will most definitely try to book this apartment again.
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