The ceremonial county of Merseyside is situated in the North West of England. It spans 249 square miles and has a population of 1.4 million people. Established as a county in 1974, Merseyside has five metropolitan boroughs: Liverpool, Knowsley, Sefton, St. Helens and the Wirral.
There are plenty of things to do and places to visit in Merseyside. Explore city life and stroll through the Cavern Walks in Liverpool whilst soaking up the Beatles history. Visit Albert Dock, the heart of Liverpool’s World Heritage Site waterfront and explore the wonderful world-class museums and galleries, including the World Museum and the Tate Liverpool. Take an iconic ferry trip across the River Mersey – it’s perhaps one of the most famous images associated with Liverpool. If you're looking for things to do in Southport you won’t be disappointed either, with the sheer amount of family-friendly attractions in this seaside town. Visit the historic landmark of Southport Pier, go on a fun swan pedalo ride on Marine Lake, enjoy the funfair at Southport Pleasureland and explore the 22 miles of beautiful sandy beaches. When you're ready for another activity, discover the history of glass at the World of Glass Museum in St Helens or take a five-mile safari drive at Knowsley Safari Park. Merseyside has something for everyone!