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Walker Art Gallery [Museum / Art Gallery]

William Brown Street, Liverpool

Walker Art Gallery, William Brown Street, Liverpool, Merseyside

All the family are welcome at the Walker Art Gallery, one of the finest art galleries in Europe. Covering art from medieval times to the 21st century, the gallery is a treasure trove just waiting to be discovered. Get up close to Tudor portraits of... more

Seized! The Border and Customs uncovered [Museum / Art Gallery]

Merseyside Maritime Museum, Albert Dock, Liverpool

Seized! The Border and Customs uncovered, Merseyside Maritime Museum, Liverpool, Merseyside

Seized! The Border and Customs uncovered was opened in 1994 and situated within Merseyside Maritime Museum, it tells the exciting story of smuggling and duty men from the 1700s to the present day. This surprising Museum houses one of the most... more

Aintree Racecourse [Attraction / Activity]

Ormskirk Road, Aintree, Liverpool

Aintree Racecourse, Ormskirk Road, Liverpool, Merseyside

Ridiculously elaborate hat? Check. Daring, stylish slinky dress? Check. Come April, the only place to be if you like a hedonistic day or two at the races is Aintree, near Liverpool, for the John Smith’s Grand National. The final big meeting of the... more

West Lancashire Golf Club [Golf Course]

Hall Road West, Blundellsands, Liverpool

West Lancashire Golf Club, Hall Road West, Liverpool, Merseyside

West Lancashire is the oldest golf club in Lancashire, founded in 1873, a perfect example of seaside golf. This great links course measures 6,768 yards, and is set in natural seaside terrain with immaculate greens. Eleven of the holes measure over... more

The World of Glass [Attraction / Activity]

Chalon Way East, St Helens

The World of Glass, Chalon Way East, St Helens, Merseyside

The World of Glass: Experience a wonderful day out with a difference at this award-winning visitor attraction in St Helens, which shows how glass has changed our world forever. Witness live glass blowing demonstrations, be amazed by the 3D... more

West Derby Golf Club [Golf Course]

Yew Tree Lane, West Derby, Liverpool

West Derby Golf Club, Yew Tree Lane, Liverpool, Merseyside

West Derby's parkland setting with immaculate fairways and manicured greens provides a very fine test for golfers of all abilities. The fairways are tree-lined - there are in excess of 10,000 trees - and the outward nine requires careful club... more

Sudley House [Historic House]

Mossley Hill Road, Aigburth, Liverpool

Sudley House, Mossley Hill Road, Liverpool, Merseyside

Sudley House is the former home of Victorian ship builder George Holt, housing his personal collection of 18th and 19th century British art, and still in its original setting. A charming gallery displays works by Turner, Gainsborough, Lord Leighton... more

Carden Park Hotel - Golf [Golf Course]

Broxton Road, Irby, Chester

Carden Park Hotel - Golf, Broxton Road, Chester, Merseyside

Carden Park Hotel - Cheshire's Country Estate, offers two championship golf courses. The Nicklaus course, designed by Jack Nicklaus and son Steve and The Cheshire course. The Nicklaus offers a stretch up to to 7,045 yards and several ‘double option’... more

Royal Birkdale Golf Club [Golf Course]

Waterloo Road, Birkdale, Southport

Royal Birkdale Golf Club, Waterloo Road, Southport, Merseyside

A permanent fixture on The Open rota and host to the Walker Cup, the Curtis Cup and the Ryder Cup, undoubtedly one of the finest links courses in England. Became Royal Birkdale in 1951. A plaque on the 16th hole commemorates Arnold Palmer's great... more

Hillside Golf Club [Golf Course]

The Clubhouse, Hastings Road, Hillside, Southport

Hillside Golf Club, The Clubhouse, Southport, Merseyside

There are many similarities between Hillside, covering 6,800 yards, and the adjoining Royal Birkdale on the sandhills of Southport. Exposed to the wind from the Irish Sea, it is a qualifying venue when the Open is staged next door. The opening nine... more

Lady Lever Art Gallery [Museum / Art Gallery]

Port Sunlight Village, Lower Road, Wirral

Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight Village, Wirral, Merseyside

Businessman, philanthropist and art lover William Hesketh Lever is the reason the Lady Lever Art Gallery on the Wirral exists. The founder of the Lever Brothers soap empire, he became a very rich man and spent some of his fortune on collecting art... more

The Atkinson [Museum / Art Gallery]

Lord Street, Southport

The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, Merseyside

The Atkinson is a multi-art form venue slap bang in the middle of Lord Street in Southport. This renovated 19th century building provides a platform for music, literature, poetry, theatre, art and history and hosts some of the country’s most talented... more

Royal Liverpool Golf Club [Golf Course]

Meols Drive, Hoylake, Wirral

Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Meols Drive, Wirral, Merseyside

Royal Liverpool Golf Club at Hoylake has staged major tournaments throughout its long history including eleven Open Championships and many amateur events. The Club is proud that The Open Championship made a successful return to Hoylake in 2006 when... more

Wallasey Golf Club [Golf Course]

Bayswater Road, Wallasey

Wallasey Golf Club, Bayswater Road, Wallasey, Merseyside

Wallasey, originally designed by Tom Morris Senior in 1891, is a traditional links of 6,607 yards situated in the Wirral peninsula overlooking Liverpool Bay and the Irish Sea with undulating fairways, sand dunes and almost inevitably a stiff... more

Tate Liverpool [Museum / Art Gallery]

Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool

Tate Liverpool, Albert Dock, Liverpool, Merseyside

Tate Liverpool is one of the largest galleries of modern and contemporary art outside London. Housed in a beautiful converted warehouse in the historic Albert Dock, one of the finest groups of nineteenth-century industrial buildings anywhere. Home of... more

Chill Out Spa [Spa]

Stanley Grange, Ormskirk Road, Knowsley Park, Prescot

Chill Out Spa, Stanley Grange, Prescot, Merseyside

As first impressions go, Chill Out Spa in Liverpool has one to remember. Roll through the gated entrance of the private Royal estate of Knowsley Hall and survey the 2,500 acres of rolling parkland before stopping outside a former Victorian farm... more

Speke Hall, Garden & Estate [Historic House]

Speke, Liverpool

Speke Hall, Garden & Estate, Speke, Liverpool, Merseyside


Explore Speke Hall and Gardens Speke Hall is a half-timbered house with a moat dating from 16th century, with the inside spanning many periods. The Great Hall and priest hole are wonderful examples of the Tudor era while the Oak... more

Liverpool FC Stadium and Museum [Attraction / Activity]

3 Beverley Drive, Wirral

Liverpool FC Stadium and Museum, 3 Beverley Drive, Wirral, Merseyside

This is your opportunity to gain exclusive access behind the scenes at Anfield, soaking up the peerless heritage of one of England’s most successful football clubs. Our award-winning Stadium Tour is complemented by our interactive museum,... more

International Slavery Museum [Museum / Art Gallery]

Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool

International Slavery Museum, Albert Dock, Liverpool, Merseyside

Liverpool was once a trading port of global significance and sadly one commodity which made many traders rich was human – African slaves. Now you can study this inhuman business at the city’s impressive International Slavery Museum on the waterfront... more

Formby Golf Club [Golf Course]

Golf Road, Formby

Formby Golf Club, Golf Road, Formby, Merseyside

Formby has developed over the years in to a truly great links. The original 18 hole course was redesigned by Willie Park and James Braid also had a hand in more changes in the 1920s while minor changes were introduced by Hawtree and Taylor in 1933,... more

Speke Hall, Garden & Estate [Garden]

Speke, Liverpool

Speke Hall, Garden & Estate, Speke, Liverpool, Merseyside


Explore Speke Hall and Gardens The gardens at Speke Hall are set in one of the most industrialised areas of South Liverpool, and despite this there is an air of being in the countryside. The restored, largely modern garden with its... more

Southport & Ainsdale Golf Club [Golf Course]

Bradshaws Lane, Ainsdale, Southport

Southport & Ainsdale Golf Club, Bradshaws Lane, Southport, Merseyside

Southport and Ainsdale, tucked among the dunes on the North West Lancashire coast, hosted the Ryder Cup in 1933 and 1937. Designed by James Braid and opened in 1906, the traditional feel of a championship links has been retained over the 6,687 yards.... more

Heswall Golf Club [Golf Course]

Cottage Lane, Gayton, Wirral

Heswall Golf Club, Cottage Lane, Wirral, Merseyside

Heswall's new layout is due to open in July 2007. Work has included the building of five additional and the course will be played in a different order with the existing 14th being played as the 10th, the 15th becoming the 11th and the 17th becoming... more

Chester Cathedral [Attraction / Activity]

Chester Cathedral Office, 12 Abbey Square, Chester

Chester Cathedral, Chester Cathedral Office, Chester, Cheshire

Originally built as a monastery founded in 1092, Chester Cathedral was reconstuted as a Cathedral in 1541. The building has a rich and fascinating heritage and a visit here opens a window onto a rich and varied story of monks, kings and craftsmen. ... more

The Chester Grosvenor [Spa]

Eastgate, Chester

The Chester Grosvenor, Eastgate, Chester, Cheshire

After lapping up the medieval life in Chester city why not try a spot of modern day pampering to round your day off. Take your exhausted feet over to The Spa at The Chester Grosvenor and ease tourist-weary limbs at this peaceful sanctuary. Using... more

Chester Race Company Ltd [Attraction / Activity]

The Racecourse, Chester

Chester Race Company Ltd, The Racecourse, Chester, Cheshire

The crowds here are testament to the racecourse’s enduring popularity, and perhaps more so than any other racecourse in Britain, the quality of racing at Chester is not uppermost in patrons’ thoughts - not that it is anything but good all summer!... more

The Atkinson [Museum / Art Gallery]

Lord Street, Southport

The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, Merseyside

The Atkinson is a multi-art form venue slap bang in the middle of Lord Street in Southport. This renovated 19th century building provides a platform for music, literature, poetry, theatre, art and history and hosts some of the country’s most talented... more

Hesketh Golf Club [Golf Course]

Cockle Dick's Lane, Southport

Hesketh Golf Club, Cockle Dick's Lane, Southport, Lancashire

Hesketh, created in 1885, is the oldest club in the prolific Southport area, on a nature reserve that attracts seabirds and other wildlife to the half-links, half-parkland track set amid Victorian villas. Holes run through high sand dunes and then... more

Rufford Old Hall [Historic House]

200 Liverpool Road, Rufford, Ormskirk

Rufford Old Hall, 200 Liverpool Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire


Discover a beautiful Tudor house with stunning Edwardian gardens Rufford Old Hall is one of Lancashire´s finest 16th century buildings, famed for its Great Hall with an intricately carved moveable wooden screen and dramatic... more

Rufford Old Hall [Garden]

200 Liverpool Road, Rufford, Ormskirk

Rufford Old Hall, 200 Liverpool Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire


Discover the Edwardian Gardens of a beautiful Tudor house Rufford Old Hall in Ormskirk once played host to an as-then undiscovered William Shakespeare as he trod the boards and the magical, history soaked atmosphere of this family... more

Rowton Hall Country House Hotel, Health Club & Spa [Spa]

Whitchurch Road, Rowton, Chester

Rowton Hall Country House Hotel, Health Club & Spa, Whitchurch Road, Chester, Cheshire

Leave the historic streets of Chester behind and hide away from the world at Rowton Hall Spa. Just a short drive from the beautiful Roman city, this country estate feels a million miles away. Slip into the circular relaxation room in your soft gown... more

Delamere Forest Golf Club [Golf Course]

Station Road, Northwich

Delamere Forest Golf Club, Station Road, Northwich, Cheshire

Delamere Forest is a natural heathland course, despite the word Forest, but trees do form part of its defence on several holes and there are a number of blind drives some involving a long carry. Both the ninth and the 18th dog leg around a central... more

Spa by Kasia [Spa]

Grosvenor Pulford Hotel, Wrexham Road, Pulford, Chester

Spa by Kasia, Grosvenor Pulford Hotel, Chester, Cheshire

Nestled in the heart of the beautiful Cheshire countryside is a haven of peace and tranquillity, a place to escape, leave the world behind and indulge your senses. This is Spa by Kasia, an exclusive and opulent retreat providing natural, holistic and... more

Abbeywood Gardens [Garden]

Chester Road, Delamere, Northwich

Abbeywood Gardens, Chester Road, Northwich, Cheshire

Sitting in the heart of the Delamere countryside in rural Cheshire, Abbeywood Gardens are part of a 45-acre family estate. Whether you fancy a woodland stroll with the dog or want to inspect the beauty of the informal and formal gardens, this... more

Sandiway Golf Club [Golf Course]

Chester Road, Sandiway, Northwich

Sandiway Golf Club, Chester Road, Northwich, Cheshire

One of the high-class heathland courses in Cheshire, Ted Ray, the 1912 Open Champion, designed Sandiway in 1920, making exceptional use of the contours of the land. Five years later Harry Colt made alternations. Measuring 6,400 yards, par 70, it is a... more

Anderton Boat Lift [Attraction / Activity]

Lift Lane, Anderton, Northwich

Anderton Boat Lift, Lift Lane, Northwich, Cheshire

Anderton Boat Lift was opened in March 2002 following a £7m restoration project to restore the famous Victorian structure. One of the `seven wonders of the waterways´ and a major national tourist attraction. First opened in 1875 and re-adapted to a... more

Arley Hall & Gardens [Historic House]

Arley, Northwich

Arley Hall & Gardens, Arley, Northwich, Cheshire

Ardent fans of Coronation Street may recognise Jacobean-style Arley Hall in Cheshire – its stunning chapel has been the scene of many a wedding and funeral service in the long-running soap. The house has also been the setting of a fair few TV dramas... more

Arley Hall & Gardens [Garden]

Arley, Northwich

Arley Hall & Gardens, Arley, Northwich, Cheshire

The Gardens at Arley in Cheshire have been described by TV presenter and garden designer Chris Beardshaw as “one of the best examples of a garden that’s been designed and maintained by the same family anywhere in Britain”. The jewels in the crown,... more

The Ridges [Garden]

Weavers Brow, Limbrick, Heath Charnock, Chorley

The Ridges, Weavers Brow, Chorley, Lancashire

“The Ridges”, built in the late 1700' s by local landowners the Standish-Langtree family, has had only a handful of owners since then. In1880 the house and land was bought by John Haslem Gillett, a wealthy cotton mill owner with many mills around... more

Bolton Golf Club [Golf Course]

Lostock Park, Chorley New Road, Bolton

Bolton Golf Club, Lostock Park, Bolton, Lancashire

Bolton Golf Club has been at its present location Lostock Park on the north western side of Bolton since 1912. The golf course commands panoramic views over the South Lancashire and Cheshire plains and enjoys an enviable reputation for its well... more

Lytham Green Drive Golf Club [Golf Course]

Ballam Road, Lytham St Annes

Lytham Green Drive Golf Club, Ballam Road, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire

Lytham Green Drive is one of the lesser known courses in the Lancashire coastal belt, but has a personal charm and was once used as a final qualifying course for the Open. Short, 6,300 yards, par 70, lined by trees on sandy soil with many parkland... more

Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club [Golf Course]

Links Gate, St Annes-on-Sea

Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club, Links Gate, St Annes-on-Sea, Lancashire

Avoiding the 200 bunkers is the essential requirement to play well at Royal Lytham and St Annes, created by the club’s first professional George Lowe in 1886 and modified by Harry Colt. Surrounded by housing and flanked by a railway line, it is not... more

Carden Park Hotel - Golf [Golf Course]

Broxton Road, Irby, Chester

Carden Park Hotel - Golf, Broxton Road, Chester, Merseyside

Carden Park Hotel - Cheshire's Country Estate, offers two championship golf courses. The Nicklaus course, designed by Jack Nicklaus and son Steve and The Cheshire course. The Nicklaus offers a stretch up to to 7,045 yards and several ‘double option’... more

Carden Park Hotel - Spa [Spa]

Broxton Road, Chester

Carden Park Hotel - Spa, Broxton Road, Chester, Cheshire

It's safe to say the spa at Carden Park Hotel in Cheshire is a winner. First off, it's a biggie; there are 13 treatment rooms and two relaxation rooms set alongside a complex of heated chambers and water facilities including sauna, steam room,... more

Dunham Massey [Garden]

Stamford Military Hospital, Altrincham

Dunham Massey, Stamford Military Hospital, Altrincham, Greater Manchester


Discover the beautiful gardens of Dunham Massey Dunham Massey, one of the North West´s great plantsman´s gardens with richly planted borders and majestic trees, as well as an 18th century orangery, Victorian bark-house and an old... more

Dunham Massey [Historic House]

Stamford Military Hospital, Altrincham

Dunham Massey, Stamford Military Hospital, Altrincham, Greater Manchester


Discover the stunning Dunham Massey Hall Dunham Massey Hall in Cheshire, once the country home of the Earls of Warrington and Stamford, will become the Stamford Military Hospital – a function it held back in 1917 – from March... more

Tabley House Collection [Historic House]

Tabley House, Tabley Lane, Knutsford

Tabley House Collection, Tabley House, Knutsford, Cheshire

Tabley House is the finest Palladian house in the North West designed by John Carr of York. It is home to one of the first collections of English paintings, including works by Turner, Reynolds, Lawrence and Lely. It also has a fine collection of... more

Cottons Hotel & Spa [Spa]

Manchester Road, Knutsford

Cottons Hotel & Spa, Manchester Road, Knutsford, Lancashire

Whether it’s a workout or wind-down we’re the perfect retreat. Our spa has a stylish, chic and relaxing ambience and we’re proud to be considered as one of the finest spa hotels in Cheshire. From our outdoor hot tub and luxurious treatment rooms to... more

Tatton Park [Garden]

Knutsford

Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire


Explore a An historical estate with a neo-classical mansion at Tatton Park Tatton Park´s gardens are almost a collection of gardens within a garden. Outside the walled garden, the earliest formal areas include the beech maze, first... more

Tatton Park [Historic House]

Knutsford

Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire


Explore a An historical estate with a neo-classical mansion at Tatton Park One of the most complete historic estates, Tatton Park was rebuilt in the late 18th century by Samuel Wyatt. The collections include family portraits,... more

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