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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.

    Wonderful! 4.9/5
    (13 reviews)
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    • 2 BR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    Apartment #8147524
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      Wonderful! 4.9/5
      (31 reviews)
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      • 1 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 2
      Apartment #1759271
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        Wonderful! 4.8/5
        (4 reviews)
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        • 2 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 6
        House #1607793
        4
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          Very Good! 4.1/5
          (17 reviews)
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          • 2 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 4
          Apartment #420516
          17
          Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 4
            Cottage #6937721
            Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
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              • 3 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 6
              Apartment #1680876
              3
              Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                (5 reviews)
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                • 2 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 8
                Apartment #6823893
                5
                Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                  (10 reviews)
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                  • 2 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Apartment #1654914
                  10
                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                    (6 reviews)
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                    • 5 BR
                    • 4 BA
                    • Separate Toilet
                    • Sleeps 12
                    House #8154490
                    6
                    Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
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                      • 1 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 2
                      House #6732393
                      Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
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                        • 6 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 12
                        House #6921635
                        1
                        Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                          Good! 3.8/5
                          (4 reviews)
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                          • 3 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 5
                          House #6516520
                          4
                          Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 4
                            Cottage #6781753
                            Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                              Excellent! 4.6/5
                              (5 reviews)
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                              • 1 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Separate Toilet
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Apartment #1659714
                              5
                              Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
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                                • Studio
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 2
                                Chalet #6878525
                                1
                                Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Apartment #6113956
                                  1
                                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 5
                                    House #6714835
                                    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                      • 1 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 3
                                      Apartment #6783699
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        Apartment #928561vb
                                        1
                                        Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 4 BA
                                          • Sleeps 7
                                          House #6830352
                                          1
                                          Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
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                                            • 1 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            House #6823608
                                            Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
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                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Cottage #1965553
                                              Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                Cottage #1968505
                                                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  Cottage #1858480
                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                    Cottage #1868424
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Apartment #884394vb
                                                      2
                                                      Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 1 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                        Studio #947669vb
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                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
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                                                          Apartment #8089129
                                                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                            Apartment #6865258
                                                            1
                                                            Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                              Apartment #6934487
                                                              Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                House #8167441
                                                                Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                  House #6743359
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                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                    House #6969707
                                                                    1
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                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
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                                                                      House #1088637
                                                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
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                                                                        Apartment #1930552
                                                                        1
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                          Apartment #6783661
                                                                          Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                                            Apartment #6865260
                                                                            1
                                                                            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                                              Apartment #8101011
                                                                              Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
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                                                                                House #8191408
                                                                                Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                  • 7 BR
                                                                                  • 6 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 20
                                                                                  House #963407vb
                                                                                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                                    House #8175407
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                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Apartment #6871511
                                                                                      Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        House #6865256
                                                                                        Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
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                                                                                          Apartment #6964497
                                                                                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 5
                                                                                            Cottage #6990544
                                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              Apartment #6829737
                                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Apartment #6901870
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                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Apartment #6896215
                                                                                                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 7
                                                                                                    Apartment #1156102
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                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 10
                                                                                                      Apartment #6812322
                                                                                                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Excellent location to see the Anthony Gormleys' 'Iron Men'. Immaculate accommodation

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Walking distance to the beach, fabulous accommodation, warm and spotlessly clean. Perfect location to explore ' Another Place'. Dog friendly.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      Super apartment

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This is a lovely apartment, it has everything you could need and is so well located in the centre of town - there's even a kebab shop on the walk back from the Cavern Club! Despite being central the property is in a quiet situation and the terrace catches the morning sun, so breakfast after the night before is a pleasure. Peter is a good host, flexible and understanding; we really enjoyed our stay.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017