Another of Liverpool's museums, just round the corner from the Walker Art Gallery. It's got five floors of amazing artifacts and activity areas. Great for kids and adults.
On the same stretch as the Walker Art Gallery.
McKirdy's is a steakhouse run by a butcher. Need I say more! The steak is second to none and combined with good prices and a relaxed but fun atmosphere it is a must go when hungry in Edinburgh! Trust me, I'm a farmer.
Morrison Street, Edinburgh - not far from Haymarket Station
For a young family, Carmarthen Bay Holiday Park was a wise choice. As soon as we arrived our two boys were happily entertained. With a staffed swimming pool and organised cycling trips, amongst other sports, we were free to relax and wind-down just as we had hoped.
You wouldn't expect to have so many different species in a city. One great site in summer is the row of American sycamore (liquidamber styracilua) off the side of Bold in the centre of the city. They have fantastic, big five-lobed leaves in summer which look great against the backdrop of the surrounding buildings.
In between Bold Street and Wood Street
S1 bus tours the main areas of the city, the waterfront (Pier Head/Albert Dock/King's Arena), the two cathedrals, the university and links up with the main transport centres in the city.
Buy an Arriva Day Ticket (£3 at present) on the bus and you can hop on and off at the places you really like and you can then use your ticket on any other of the Arriva services around the city. A Saveaway ticket bought from numerous outlets can be used at off-peak times.
Numerous stops around the city but notably Queen Square/Pier Head/King's Arena/Hope Street/Lime Street.
Anthony Gormley's 100 cast iron statues staring impassively westwards is an eerie, yet atmospheric artwork. They appear and disappear with the ebb and flow of the tide (so check the tide times), and take a camera and some props for the arty and comedy photos you will just have to take.
Crosby Beach, Liverpool. Well signposted from the A565.
Part of the Liverpool Cultural quarter,
William Brown Street is the only UK street to consist of only museums, galleries and libraries. The road consists of great neo-classical buildings and leads to the Steble fountain and Wellington Column. It also hosts World Museum Liverpool, the Walker Art Gallery and Liverpool Central Library.
William Brown Street, Liverpool. Nearest station - Liverpool Lime Street.
Part of National Museums Liverpool, it sits in a splendid building on William Brown Street. Its Neo Classical building holds one of the largest art collections in England outside of London. The gallery holds the John Moores exhibition every year as well as temporary exhibitions.
Open 10am - 5pm daily
William Brown Street, Liverpool,
0151 478 4199
A music venue in the popular drinking area that is Concert Square. Go past all the awful chain bars and two-for-one drinking venues and escape to Korova just up Fleet Street. Wicked venue, illustrations and graphics cover the walls and there are booths in the bar to relax in. During the day there's good food and drink, of an evening you can catch a band or go to one of the club nights. Usually has something going on most evenings.
39-41 Fleet Street,Liverpool, L1 4AR
Photographer Edward Chambre Hardman and his wife lived and worked at 59 Rodney St, Liverpool from 1947 to 1988. Their gracious Georgian house is a time capsule of 1940s life - right down to the food in the cupboard!
59 Rodney Street, Liverpool (near the Anglican Cathedral)
From the shelter in the middle of the roundabout and onwards, most of the things mentioned in the Beatles' song are still there: the barbers, the bank, the fire station (slightly down the road). Penny Lane is the middle of one of Liverpool's suburban shopping areas and is well worth a visit for a taste of Liverpool as the Beatles knew it.
Catch the number 86 bus from town and get off at the Penny Lane bus shelter. It's all there.
A cosy little cafe in the heart of the city. A great place to go for lunch if you enjoy veggie and vegan cuisine. Very friendly staff, freshly cooked everything and all very cheap! If you are lucky you may even meet their resident harpist.
Just off Renshaw Street, behind Stanley Casino.
Great food and a lively atmosphere! Billed as Pan-Asian, it offers a range of Japanese, Chinese and Thai food, with my personal favourite being the crispy chilli beef.
The interior is amazing; a huge, bright and modern feel to it. Very chic and relaxed! The music is something worth popping in for too. DJs keep the bar lively, playing everything from house to funk and disco. As far as city centre venues go this one gets my vote.
Myrtle Street. www.geishaliverpool.com. 01517097097
Circo just opened on the Albert Dock- it's a bar and restaurant with a really eccentric circus/freakshow theme - they have life-sized horse lamps and trapeze!
You can hire the private dining room for a night of karaoke- lots of fun! Try the Candyfloss Martini at the bar too...
Albert Dock, Liverpool
A seaside town a train ride from the city centre. Very old fashioned, donkeys, bouncy castle, ice creams, chips from The Marigold Cafe before coming home.
Take a picnic, enjoy sand, windsurfers and, on a good day, jaw-droppingly lovely views of the Welsh coast and Hilbre Island. Only walk to the island if you know what you're doing as the tide comes in fast, often behind you, and it is easy to get stuck!
West Kirby is on the Wirral Peninsular at the end of the M53.Trains every 20/30 mins from Central Liverpool.
A museum of everything red! See stuff from the start of Liverpool Football Club's history, funny old kit, a HUGE trophy room, a model of the first ground and pictures of the original Kop. See the Shankly Gates and be photographed by his statue, respect the Hillsborough memorial and see the ground (the tour guides are great). The ground won't be there much longer. Sit where Owen sat or kneel by Gerrard's seat in the changing rooms. Respect!
A true Red doesn't need to ask! Get a taxi or walk (about 40 minutess) from the city centre. Alternately, shout out "Anfield" and God will part the clouds and point to it for you!
Giant dragons dancing in the street, eating lettuces and followed by loud drums and even louder firecrackers. A funfair, street food and families just out for a days' fun. All in a compact, interesting and friendly area.
In the city centre, go up Bold Street (where the WAGs shop) and follow the crowds. It's in February.
Started in Victorian times for the education of the masses, this has moved with the times and has an excellent collection of modern art as well as huge, gory, or sentimental Victorian kitcsh.
As a child I adored "And when did you last see your father" and "The death of Nelson". My daughters loved "The Lady with the arrow in her booby" (not its real title, obviously). One huge room is dedicated to children who can paint and draw to their hearts content.
Right in the city centre.By Lime Street station(Lily Savage was born in Lime Street..on the pavement...allegedly)
The ultimate day spa in the centre of Liverpool, the beauty secret of babes like Abi Clancey, Jennifer Ellison and the cast of Hollyoaks.
I love to visit APt when I am feeling in the need for a little pick-me-up, it's like a weekend break in a spa!
Hanover Street, Liverpool
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