Best Western have 3 hotels in Merseyside
There are plenty of reasons to book a hotel in Merseyside for a nice short UK break. There is a wealth of idyllic places to go and see, a host of bracing walks along the beautiful windswept coastline and a never-ending supply of Scouse hospitality in the resurgent maritime powerhouse and cultural centre, Liverpool. Best Western have three hotels in Merseyside to choose from. All are close to the coast and have great connections for getting about and seeing the area.
Town and city breaks in Merseyside
The main city of Merseyside is Liverpool, a vibrant and bustling city often referred to as the cultural centre of the UK. Check out the region's seafaring past at the Merseyside Maritime Museum in Albert Dock. Whilst the Wirral and Sefton have arguable more rural charm, the city is where you'll find the most to do in Merseyside. The city centre itself is home to award-winning shopping districts such as Liverpool One Shopping Centre, or - if you're feeling flush - the prestigious Met Quarter. For something a bit more intimate, take a stroll down the tree-lined Lord Street in the genteel seaside town of Southport.
Holidays in the Merseyside countryside
If shopping and dining out is not for you, try a visit to some of the tranquil countryside locations, such as Croxteth Park or the Sefton Coastal walk. If this is more your scene, a must see is Sefton Park, a beautiful 200-acre park which features a boating lake, statues, and cafes, all set in acres of stunningly maintained gardens and parkland along with events occurring every month. The Palm house, an elaborate glass building which contains plants from all over the world, is also located there and is well worth a trip. From your Merseyside hotel head to the Wirral Peninsula where you can feel the brisk sea breeze ruffling your hair along the Wirral Coastal Walk from Seacombe to Thuraston country park, where chaffinches nest in thick hedgerows.
Beach holidays in Merseyside
There are also a few beaches that are a must if you are staying in a hotel in Merseyside for the weekend. Formby is a delightful beach in the summer, but for one a bit closer to amenities, Crosby beach has a lot to offer. Located but a few minutes' walk from Waterloo Station, it has generated interest both locally and nationally in the iconic Iron Men figures that stand along the shoreline.
Kids can enjoy a day with a bucket and spade at Southport Beach, before getting soaked on the Jungle Rover Log Flume at the New Pleasureland funfair. To the south, Formby Beach has sand areas and pine trees that are home to a hardy colony of indigenous red squirrels defending their land against their invading, larger grey cousins.
Attractions in Merseyside
For families with little ones, there is also plenty to do in Liverpool. There are more museums in Liverpool than in any other city, and many of them have activities aimed at children. With aquariums and bugs and real-size dinosaur replicas, children will be enthralled, enthused and learn at the same time. There is also the yellow duck marine tour, setting off from the beautiful Albert Dock. There, you will enjoy a ferry trip where you will see some of the most popular attractions in Liverpool, including the spaceport, a virtual journey that adults and children alike will love. So next time you're booking a short break in the UK, make sure that a hotel in Merseyside is on your list of destinations - you are guaranteed a joyful stay, full of laughs, fun and memories.
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