Visit Merseyside; you won’t be let down!
Visit Southport and stay for example at the award winning Ambassador Townhouse or Edendale House, both offering comfortable accommodation at cheap and affordable rates. Southport also boasts a Grade II listed pier that is the second longest in Britain, so is well worth a visit.
Cheap Accommodation in Merseyside
You can take a 30-minute train ride to Ormskirk and visit their market that has been going for 800 years, also their Michelin star restaurant that fixes the hunger of any traveller. The safari park in Knowsley is another spot to have on your itinerary if you want something different to do with your time and is a great way for the kids to experience the thrill of seeing exotic animals for the first time.
If you are looking for hotels in Knowsley you could stay in The Spa@Suites Hotel and enjoy the luxury of their spa that has received the 5 Bubble Spa status! Across the Mersey river is the Wirral Peninsula where you will find the coastal towns of West Kirby, Hoylake and New Brighton. A trip out the country is always worth it and especially around Merseyside when all it takes is a quick train ride to leave the city behind you.
City of Liverpool
The city of Liverpool, home to more than 1.5 million people, is famous all round the world, not only for its two famous football teams, Liverpool FC and Everton Football Club, but also for its music and culture.
Some of the most famous bands in the world came from Merseyside, The Beatles, Frankie Goes to Hollywood and Atomic Kitten are just a few names amongst others that come from this area. In fact, John Lennon of the Beatles once claimed that the Beatles were more famous than Jesus, imagine!
The city centre is filled with hotels and cheap bed and breakfast accommodation that fits any budget. Amongst the many hotels, there are numerous shops and boutiques that cater for all tastes. Some properties have a jacuzzi in room or spa facilities, other offer a swimming pool.
You can stay at The Shankly Hotel, or if you are an Everton fan and The Shankly Hotel might be a step too far, you can always stay at the Hard Days Night Hotel instead and be part of the Beatles experience. There are cheap hotels and b&bs dotted all over Merseyside and the surrounding countryside. If you fancy staying in a romantic bed and breakfast in nearby Southport, you could check out some of the boutique b&bs there by the sea, like The Adelphi Guest House or The Seaview, both offering bed and breakfast and longer stays if required.
After you have sorted your accommodation and shopped for fashion at the many boutiques, you could try something different for entertainment. One thing that is different is the ‘Shiverpool Ghost Walks’. It brings you on an award winning tour of the cities haunted history and is sure not to disappoint even the most ardent disbelievers of things that go bump in the night! If that’s too scary for you, there’s always the Magical Mystery Tour where you can take a two hour trip visiting the Fab Four’s favourite haunts, a stunning trip down memory lane.
Merseyside has so much to offer that just writing about it doesn’t do it justice, you have to visit it to feel the vibe and the culture of this vibrant, cosmopolitan area. The people, the accommodation, the food and the nightlife are the best that Britain as a country has to offer. Don’t believe me- just do it- go visit Merseyside and the surrounding countryside!