When you are on vacation in the United Kingdom you will enjoy staying in the vibrant northern city of Liverpool. The city has a long and interesting history, with its port’s links to the slave trade in the second half of the 18th century and in the 1960’s it found fame as the birthplace of the Beatles.
Some popular Liverpool highlights include the Maritime Museum and the Albert Dock, as well as the Cavern Club and the Beatles Story tourist attraction. Anfield is home to the famed soccer team Liverpool FC, and Everton FC is the rival football team that is also based in Liverpool. A number of well-known people have personal links to Liverpool, including the entertainers Cilla Black and Elvis Costello, actor Rex Harrison, and the popular 1960’s singer Frankie Vaughan.
You will find that Liverpool has all the usual retail outlets, good restaurants and cultural amenities to ensure that your stay in the city is enjoyable. While in Liverpool, you can visit a number of nearby cities and attractions, including:
- The city of Manchester. Here, you can learn about the Industrial Revolution and perhaps tour Old Trafford, home to the famed Manchester United soccer club. Manchester is a modern, lively city with a culture of its own.
- The Yorkshire Dales or Derbyshire Peak District. You will enjoy rambling along the Pennine Way and a variety of other scenic footpaths in these areas, and exploring the local villages is a delight.
- The Lake District. This area is famed for its beauty and literary links to writers including Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter.
- The traditional seaside towns of Blackpool and Morecambe.
- Historic Lancaster.
- The Isle of Man.
In addition, it is just a short drive from Liverpool to Scotland. During your tour of the UK, you will find Liverpool a great local base for day trips up the northwest coast of England into Scotland.
You can stay in Liverpool even if you are traveling on a budget; there is a variety of cheap sleeps throughout the city. If you wish to splurge a bit on your vacation rental, the city also has a number of luxury accommodations.