Southport

Although many would say Southport’s heyday was in the Victorian era this traditional seaside resort is still one of the most popular in the UK. Much of this has been due to the array of annual events held here which pull in big crowds. However, it is still the town’s vast swathe of sandy beach that is the reason that people keep coming back and life revolves around the seafront.

In summer, the beach is an ideal spot for all those traditional Great British seaside pastimes. Building sandcastles, flying kites or taking a dip in in the safe bathing waters are all as popular as ever.

For an even more traditional experience visi the recently restored Pier which dates back to 1860. It is in fact the oldest iron pier in the country. Visitors can walk or take a tram ride to the end of the pier, which has a viewing platform looking over the estuary. The Pier Pavilion has displays on local wildlife and the history of the pier.

The golden sands of Southport Beach are part of the 22-mile Sefton coastline leading from the Mersey into the Ribble Estuary. Beyond Southport’s seafront things rapidly return to a natural wilderness with some of the largest undeveloped dune systems in the UK.
North of the pier, lies Marshside RSPB reserve, with viewing screens, two hides and a viewing platform.

There are two walking trails through the dunes close to the beach. The Queen’s Jubilee Trail, accessed from the Esplanade has trails, information boards and picnic areas. The Velvet Walk is a circular walk going past dunes, ponds and reed beds

 

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Manchester

For almost all of its existence, Manchester has been a bastion of forward thinking. From the industrial revolution, When the first steam – driven cotton mills turned the city into an international textile centre, to the modern urban regeneration projects it has spearheaded, Manchester has embraced the new and ridden the crest of the technological wave.

The city continues to look to the future. Audacious urban regeneration.

Piccadilly Gardens

Tow hall

Chinatown

Ness Botanic Gardens

Ness Botanic Gardens are situated near the city of Chester (England). The gardens have many specimen tree and flower; snowdrop walks are conducted during the flowering season.

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Chester Zoo

Set in 124 acres (50ha) of gardens, this is the largest zoo in UK, with more than 600 species of animals living in near  natural surroundings. In “Marmot Mania”, Children can crawl through domes in the enclosure.

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Blackpool

Blackpool remains  a unique experience despite, rather than because of, a major regeneration project on the promenade. A wall of amusement arcades, piers, bingo and fast food stalls stretches behind the sands. At night, entertainers struff under the bright lights. The town attracts thousands of visitors in september and October when illuminations line the roads for miles. Blackpool’s resort life dates back to the 18th century, but it burst into prominence when the railway arrived in 1840, allowing lancastrian workes to travel to the popular resort.

Blackpool

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Liverpool

Exploring Liverpool

Liverpool’s waterfront by the Pier Heard, guarded by the mythical Liver Birds ( a pair of cormorants with seaweed in their beaks) on the Royal Liver Building, is one of the most easily recognized in Britain. Nearby are the ferry terminal across the River Mersey and the revitalized docklands.

The Beatles Story 

In a walk – through exhibition, this museum relates the history of the Beatles’ meteoric rise to fame, from their first record, Love Me Do, through Beatles mania to their last live appearance together in 1969, and their eventual Break – up. The hits that mesmerized a generation are played throughout the Museum.

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