Full of heritage and culture… The Merseyside really does have it all
Merseyside is located in the North West of England. It encompasses the city of Liverpool and surrounding areas. Although this could be considered a 'new' county, it contains towns with heritage and culture, great shopping, dining and sports facilities, as well as locations to enjoy the countryside and open air pursuits.
The Wirral Peninsula known locally as 'The Wirral', was originally the northern part of the county of Cheshire. Surrounded by the Irish Sea on three sides, the River Dee to the east and the River Mersey to the west.
In north Merseyside the borough of Sefton has some 22 miles of coastline with dramatic dunes, home to some rare flora and fauna and a good bird watching location.
The family seaside resort of Southport, has an award winning beach with a broad expanse of sands. The town centre is elegant, with tree lined boulevards, floral displays and pavement cafes. The glass canopied specialist shops in Lord Street are sure to tempt you. Southport is home to Royal Birkdale, one of six Championship standard golf courses.