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Merseyside – Birthplace to “The Beatles”

Merseyside was created in 1974 from areas previously parts of the administrative counties of Lancashire and Cheshire, along with a number of county boroughs.

Liverpool, the main city in Merseyside, was a major port in the 18th century and 40% of the world’s trade passed through the docks at Liverpool by the early part of the 19th century. People from Liverpool are known as Liverpudlians, or sometimes “Scousers” (which refers to a local dish called “scouse”

Liverpool is famous for so many things it would be difficult to list them all, but it is perhaps best known for its music industry and in particular The Beatles, who performed in the famous Cavern Club during the early sixties.

The Guinness World Records list Liverpool as the “World Capital City of Pop” and the City’s musicians have produced more number one singles than any other city in the world.

Reasons to visit Merseyside

Places of interest in Merseyside are numerous and it is difficult to make a list without leaving out many important places. However, some of the more popular locations are Anfield (home to Liverpool F.C.), The Cavern Club (the venue for so many famous pop artists), Liverpool Cathedral, The Mersey Tunnels, Tate Liverpool, The Beatles Story Museum, Knowsley Safari Park, Aintree Racecourse (best known for its running of the world-famous Grand National steeplechase), Pleasureland Southport (amusement park), Royal Birkdale Golf Club, Formby, Birkenhead Priory (the oldest standing building on Merseyside), Leasowe Castle (built in 1593), North Wirral Coastal Park and Wirral Country Park.

Entertainment and Dining in Merseyside

What better place to visit if you are looking for entertainment, with theatres, cinemas, nightclubs and hundreds of pubs. There are plenty of great restaurants like The Monro in Liverpool City Centre, the Dolphin Restaurant in Southport and Gusto in Heswall.

Accommodation in Merseyside

There is certainly no lack of choice, with hundreds of Guest Houses, B&Bs and self-catering options. Hotels include Jurys Inn Liverpool, Radisson Blu Hotel Liverpool and Holiday Inn Express in Halewood.