Liverpool is only an hour or so away - it's motorway all the way from Chester. If you want to arrive in style, take the world-famous 'ferry across the Mersey' from the Wirral and sail across to Pier Head - you'll get a great view of the Liverpool waterfront. The Albert Dock, the Tate Liverpool and both the cathedrals are all within walking distance of Pier Head - the imposing Anglican Liverpool Cathedral, and the still-modernistic Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral.
There's great shopping and plenty of places to eat and drink. The Beatles Story lives on - there are Beatles tours, a Beatles shop and you can visit the childhood homes of John Lennon and Paul McCartney.
Things to Do in Liverpool
The Beatles Story experience - Visit the award-winning Beatles story Experience in the band's hometown of Liverpool. Spread between 2 sites, the unique Beatle-themed museum offers an atmospheric insight into the life, culture and music of the iconic 1960's English rock band. See exhibitions, exclusive memorabilia and interactive discovery zones. Fun for all the family and Fab Four fans alike.
Liverpool One - Liverpool One offers a multitude of high profile stores with more than 160 famous high street shops, ultra-hip fashion brands, cool independant boutiques, cafes and restaurants in the heart of the city centre.
Museums and Galleries - Liverpool has one of the most impressive collections of museums and galleries in Europe. Opened in 2011, the new museum of liverpool has welcomed over one million visitors already. Themed galleries document the history of the city and focus on different aspects such as its role as a cradle for creativity, and what it means to be a liverpudlian. Many museums and galleries are located around the Albert Dock, such as the Mersey Maritime Museum and International Slavery museum, where you can find out all about the companies, people and ships connected to this port city.