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Scale: It is 60 miles from Blackburn to Ellesmere Port and 43 miles from Manchester to Southport.

Ferries Ferry indicated is Liverpool.

Airports Airports indicated are Liverpool John Lennon and Manchester.

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Attraction 1 - Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Estate, Styal, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 4LA. Tel: 01625 527468.
Attraction 2 - Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 6QN. Tel: 01625 534400. nationaltrust.org.uk.
Attraction 3 - Wirral Tramway & Wirral Transport Museum, 1 Taylor Street, Birkenhead, CH41 1BG. Tel: 0151 647 2128
Attraction 4 - Wigan Pier, Wallgate, Wigan, WN3 4EU. Tel: 01942 323666. Situated on the banks of the Leeds-Liverpool Canal
Attraction 5 - East Lancashire Light Railway, Bolton Street Station, Bolton Street, Bury BL9 0EY - Tel : 0161-764 7790
Attraction 6 - Samlesbury Hall, Preston New Rd, Samlesbury, Preston PR5 OUP. Tel: 01254 812010

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Visitor attractions and information - Bebington

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Attractions Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight Village, Wirral, CH62 5EQ. Tel: 0151 478 4136. The Lady Lever Art Gallery has beautiful collection of fine and decorative art. Founded in 1922. British 18th and 19th century painting, 18th century furniture. Collection of Wedgwood and Chinese porcelain. Location: In the centre of Bebington.

Lady Lever Art Gallery

Attractions Europa Pools, Conway Street, Birkenhead, Wirral. CH41 6RN. Tel: 0151 647 4182. An indoor tropical paradise. Two water flume rides. Leisure and kiddies pool. Cafe and beach area. 25 metre competition pool. Fitness and health suites. About 3 miles north of Bebington.

Europa Pools

Attractions Wirral Tramway & Wirral Transport Museum, 1 Taylor Street, Birkenhead, CH41 1BG. Tel: 0151 647 2128. Birkenhead was the first place in Europe to adopt a street tramway, which ceased in 1937. The trams were brought back to life in 1995, making a short journey from Woodside to the Wirral Transport Museum. In addition to trams, the museum houses a collection of buses, cars and motorbikes. Shop. www.wirraltransportmuseum.org. About 4 miles north of Bebington.

Wirral Tramway & Wirral Transport Museum

Bebington hotels

Visitor attractions and information - Birkenhead

Attractions Birkenhead Shopping Centres. Birkenhead has two great shopping centres as well as the famous Market. The Grange Shopping Centre offers large stores and national chain stores, along with small independent shops. The Pyramids Shopping Centre has big name stores and independent retailers. Birkenhead Market offers a diverse selection of stalls. Location: In the centre of Birkenhead.

Birkenhead Shopping Centres

Attractions Europa Pools, Conway Street, Birkenhead, Wirral. CH41 6RN. Tel: 0151 647 4182. An indoor tropical paradise. Two water flume rides. Leisure and kiddies pool. Cafe and beach area. 25 metre competition pool. Fitness and health suites. Location: In the centre of Birkenhead.

Europa Pools

Attractions Warner Village, Conway Park, Birkenhead, Wirral. Tel: 0151 649 8800. Multi-screened cinema. Location: In the centre of Birkenhead.

Warner Village

Attractions Birkenhead Park. Birkenhead Park became the World's first public park in 1847, and the Park today is almost the same now as it was in the then. Plans are underway for new public toilets and a cafe, restoration of the lakes, boathouse and Swiss bridge. Several events are held in the Park during the year. Location: In the centre of Birkenhead.

Birkenhead Park

Attractions Wirral Tramway & Wirral Transport Museum, 1 Taylor Street, Birkenhead, CH41 1BG. Tel: 0151 647 2128. Birkenhead was the first place in Europe to adopt a street tramway, which ceased in 1937. The trams were brought back to life in 1995, making a short journey from Woodside to the Wirral Transport Museum. In addition to trams, the museum houses a collection of buses, cars and motorbikes. Shop. www.wirraltransportmuseum.org. Location: In the centre of Birkenhead.

Wirral Tramway & Wirral Transport Museum

Birkenhead hotels

Visitor attractions and information - Bootle

Attractions Liverpool Football Club, Anfield Road, Liverpool, Merseyside - Tel: 0151 263 7744. Liverpool FCs Anfield stadium is an imposing place for visiting teams but soccer fans from around the world are welcome at the clubs spectacular visitor centre. www.liverpoolfc.tv. Location: In the centre of Liverpool.

Liverpool Football Club

Attractions Aintree Racecourse, Ormskirk Road, Aintree, Liverpool, L9 5AS Tel: 0151 522 2929 Entertaining & Hospitality - Hospitality: 0151 522 2911. The Grand National meeting is steeped in history and tradition and combines top quality horseracing with style and fashion throughout the three days. www.aintree.co.uk. Location: On the outskirts, north east of Bootle.

Aintree Racecourse

Albert DockAttractions Albert Dock, 22 Edward Pavilion, Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3 4AF - Tel: +44 (0)151 708 7334. Albert Dock is situated on Liverpool's famous waterfront adjacent to the Pier Head, a mere stroll from the city centre and all its attractions. Location: In the centre of Liverpool.

Albert Dock

Attractions The Walker, William Brown Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 8EL - Tel: 0151 478 4199. Outstanding works include masterpieces by Rubens, Rembrabt, Poussin, Gainsborourgh and Hogarth. Location: In the centre of Liverpool.

 The Walker Art gallery

Tate Gallery LiverpoolAttractions Tate Gallery Liverpool, Albert Dock, Liverpool - Tel: 0151 702 7400. The gallery houses the National Collection of 20th century art on 4 floors, with stunning views across the Mersey. Part of the historic Albert Dock, it is housed in a converted warehouse. www.tate.org.uk. Location: In the centre of Liverpool.

Tate Gallery Liverpool

Attractions Museum of Liverpool Life, Tel: 0151 487 4080. Celebrates the unique character of this vibrant city and its contribution to natural life. Location: In the centre of Liverpool.

Museum of Liverpool Life

Bootle hotels

Visitor attractions and information - Haydock

Attractions Haydock Park Racecourse, Newton-Le-Willows WA12 0HQ. Tel: 01942 402624. Haydock Park is the North West's premier dual purpose racecourse located half way between Liverpool and Manchester, just off junction 23 of the M6 motorway. With around 30 events a year, we offer an excellent choice of top-class fixtures over the jumps and flat. www.haydock-park.co.uk. About 1 mile north of Haydock.

 Haydock Park Racecourse

Attractions PENNINGTON FLASH COUNTRY PARK, Off St Helens Road, Leigh, Greater Manchester, WN7 3PA. Tel: 01942 605253. 200 hectare Country Park, centred on a 70 hectare lake. Well maintained paths cater for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Bird watching hides (with wheelchair access), overlooking the Nature Reserve and it's 230 species of birds. Information Centre. 9 hole golf course. Children’s play area, picnic and recreation areas, fishing. Pay and display parking. About 5 miles east of Haydock.

PENNINGTON FLASH COUNTRY PARK

Attractions THREE SISTERS RECREATION AREA, Three Sisters Road, Bryn, Ashton-in-Makerfield, WN4 8DD. Tel: 01942 720453. Reclaimed colliery spoil heaps now providing a large recreation area. Motor sports in the Arena run by Aintree Racing Drivers School. (More information below). Coarse fishing. Canoeing. Model boats. Footpaths for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Toilets and Free Parking. About 3 miles north of Haydock.

THREE SISTERS RECREATION AREA

Attractions Three Sisters Race Circuit, Three Sisters Road, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancashire, WN4 8DD. Tel: 0800 234 6034. The Racing School is Europe's longest established race school and has been delivering exceptional driving gifts and experiences since 1978. We operate our experiences at Rockingham Motor Speedway in Northamptonshire and Three Sisters Race Circuit in Lancashire. www.racing-school.co.uk. About 3 miles north of Haydock.

Three Sisters Race Circuit,

Attractions Wigan Pier, Wallgate, Wigan, WN3 4EU. Tel: 01942 323666. Situated on the banks of the Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Wigan Pier is one of the north west’s favourite visitor attractions. At the heart of The Wigan Pier Experience is The Way We Were, an authentic recreation of life in the 1900s for the people of Wigan and surrounding Lancashire. The Trencherfield Mill Steam Engine, considered to be one of ‘the world's marvels of engineering’, has now been given a new lease of life, roaring back into action in September 2004. About 4 miles north of Haydock.

Wigan Pier

Haydock hotels

Visitor attractions and information - Liverpool

Attractions Liverpool Football Club, Anfield Road, Liverpool, Merseyside - Tel: 0151 263 7744. Liverpool FC's Anfield stadium is an imposing place for visiting teams but soccer fans from around the world are welcome at the clubs spectacular visitor centre. www.liverpoolfc.tv. Location: In the centre of Liverpool.

Liverpool Football Club

Attractions Aintree Racecourse, Ormskirk Road, Aintree, Liverpool, L9 5AS Tel: 0151 522 2929 Entertaining & Hospitality - Hospitality: 0151 522 2911. The Grand National meeting is steeped in history and tradition and combines top quality horseracing with style and fashion throughout the three days. www.aintree.co.uk. Location: On the outskirts, north of Liverpool.

Aintree Racecourse

Albert DockAttractions Albert Dock, 22 Edward Pavilion, Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3 4AF - Tel: +44 (0)151 708 7334. Albert Dock is situated on Liverpool's famous waterfront adjacent to the Pier Head, a mere stroll from the city centre and all its attractions. Location: In the centre of Liverpool.

Albert Dock

Attractions The Walker, William Brown Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 8EL - Tel: 0151 478 4199. Outstanding works include masterpieces by Rubens, Rembrabt, Poussin, Gainsborourgh and Hogarth. Location: In the centre of Liverpool.

The Walker Art gallery

Tate Gallery LiverpoolAttractions Tate Gallery Liverpool, Albert Dock, Liverpool - Tel: 0151 702 7400. The gallery houses the National Collection of 20th century art on 4 floors, with stunning views across the Mersey. Part of the historic Albert Dock, it is housed in a converted warehouse. www.tate.org.uk. Location: In the centre of Liverpool.

Tate Gallery Liverpool,

Attractions Museum of Liverpool Life, Tel: 0151 487 4080. Celebrates the unique character of this vibrant city and its contribution to natural life. Location: In the centre of Liverpool.

Museum of Liverpool Life

Attractions Speke Hall, The Walk, Liverpool, L24 1XD - Tel: 0151 427723. One of England's greatest timber-framed mansions with rich Victorian interiors. Outside there are woodland walks and gardens including a rose garden and a tunnel to a secret stream garden. Superb views across the Mersey. Location: In the centre of Liverpool.

Speke Hall

Liverpool hotels

Visitor attractions and information - Moreton

Attractions Wallasey Yacht Club, Hope Street, New Brighton, Merseyside, CH45 2LN. Tel: 0151 639 1427. The Wirral sees a number of Regattas through the year including the Wallasey Yacht Club regatta. www.w-y-c.info. About 3 miles east of Moreton.

Wallasey Yacht Club

Attractions Wallasey Golf Club, Bayswater Road, Wallasey, Wirral, CH45 8LA. Tel: 0151 691 1024. Wallasey offers a classic links course, founded in 1891 by members from nearby Hoylake. Bookings may be made through the Secretary's office, by telephone, letter, fax or email. Correct golf attire must be worn on the links. www.wallaseygolfclub.com. About 3 miles east of Moreton.

Wallasey Golf Club

Moreton hotels

Visitor attractions and information - Newton-le-Willows

Attractions Haydock Park Racecourse, Newton-Le-Willows WA12 0HQ. Tel: 01942 402624. Haydock Park is the North West's premier dual purpose racecourse located half way between Liverpool and Manchester, just off junction 23 of the M6 motorway. With around 30 events a year, we offer an excellent choice of top-class fixtures over the jumps and flat. www.haydock-park.co.uk. About 2 miles north of Newton-le-Willows.

Haydock Park Racecourse
PENNINGTON FLASH COUNTRY PARK

Attractions PENNINGTON FLASH COUNTRY PARK, Off St Helens Road, Leigh, Greater Manchester, WN7 3PA. Tel: 01942 605253. 200 hectare Country Park, centred on a 70 hectare lake. Well maintained paths cater for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Bird watching hides (with wheelchair access), overlooking the Nature Reserve and it's 230 species of birds. Information Centre. 9 hole golf course. Children’s play area, picnic and recreation areas, fishing. Pay and display parking. About 5 miles north east of Newton-le-Willows.

PENNINGTON FLASH COUNTRY PARK

Attractions THREE SISTERS RECREATION AREA, Three Sisters Road, Bryn, Ashton-in-Makerfield, WN4 8DD. Tel: 01942 720453. Reclaimed colliery spoil heaps now providing a large recreation area. Motor sports in the Arena run by Aintree Racing Drivers School. (More information below). Coarse fishing. Canoeing. Model boats. Footpaths for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Toilets and Free Parking. About 5 miles north of Newton-le-Willows.

THREE SISTERS RECREATION AREA

Attractions Three Sisters Race Circuit, Three Sisters Road, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancashire, WN4 8DD. Tel: 0800 234 6034. The Racing School is Europe's longest established race school and has been delivering exceptional driving gifts and experiences since 1978. We operate our experiences at Rockingham Motor Speedway in Northamptonshire and Three Sisters Race Circuit in Lancashire. www.racing-school.co.uk. About 5 miles north of Newton-le-Willows.

THREE SISTERS RECREATION AREA

Attractions Wigan Pier, Wallgate, Wigan, WN3 4EU. Tel: 01942 323666. Situated on the banks of the Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Wigan Pier is one of the north west’s favourite visitor attractions. At the heart of The Wigan Pier Experience is The Way We Were, an authentic recreation of life in the 1900s for the people of Wigan and surrounding Lancashire. The Trencherfield Mill Steam Engine, considered to be one of ‘the world's marvels of engineering’, has now been given a new lease of life, roaring back into action in September 2004. About 7 miles north of Newton-le-Willows.

Wigan Pier

Warrington Museum and Art Gallery

Attractions Warrington Museum and Art Gallery, Bold Street, Warrington WA1 1JG. Tel: 01925 - 442733. The building houses a collection of around 1,000 paintings, (oils, watercolours and prints) from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Also ethnology, egyptology, geology, Roman Britain, pottery/ceramics, botany, fish, amphibians, reptiles, the Civil War, local industries, birds and mammals, and glass. About 4 miles south of Newton-le-Willows.

Warrington Museum and Art Gallery

AttractionsGulliver's World, Old Hall, Warrington WA5 9YZ. Tel: 01925 444888. Gulliver’s Warrington is nestled within a beautiful park setting, where much of the fantasy is created by wonderful towering trees, and a beautiful lake forms the centrepiece of the park. From the tumbling and juggling fun of Circus World, mosey on down to High Noon in Western World, walk with dinosaurs in the prehistoric Lost World, feel your knees tremble in Count’s Castle and shiver your timbers in Smugglers Wharf. www.gulliversfun.co.uk. About 3 miles south of Newton-le-Willows.

Gulliver's World

Newton le Willows Hotels

Visitor attractions and information - Prescot

Attractions Haydock Park Racecourse, Newton-Le-Willows WA12 0HQ. Tel: 01942 402624. Haydock Park is the North West's premier dual purpose racecourse located half way between Liverpool and Manchester, just off junction 23 of the M6 motorway. With around 30 events a year, we offer an excellent choice of top-class fixtures over the jumps and flat. www.haydock-park.co.uk. About 10 miles northeast of Prescot.

Haydock Park Racecourse

Attractions PENNINGTON FLASH COUNTRY PARK, Off St Helens Road, Leigh, Greater Manchester, WN7 3PA. Tel: 01942 605253. 200 hectare Country Park, centred on a 70 hectare lake. Well maintained paths cater for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Bird watching hides (with wheelchair access), overlooking the Nature Reserve and it's 230 species of birds. Information Centre. 9 hole golf course. Children’s play area, picnic and recreation areas, fishing. Pay and display parking. About 12 miles northeast of Prescot.

PENNINGTON FLASH COUNTRY PARK

Attractions THREE SISTERS RECREATION AREA, Three Sisters Road, Bryn, Ashton-in-Makerfield, WN4 8DD. Tel: 01942 720453. Reclaimed colliery spoil heaps now providing a large recreation area. Motor sports in the Arena run by Aintree Racing Drivers School. (More information below). Coarse fishing. Canoeing. Model boats. Footpaths for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Toilets and Free Parking. About 8 miles northeast of Prescot.

Attractions Three Sisters Race Circuit, Three Sisters Road, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancashire, WN4 8DD. Tel: 0800 234 6034. The Racing School is Europe's longest established race school and has been delivering exceptional driving gifts and experiences since 1978. We operate our experiences at Rockingham Motor Speedway in Northamptonshire and Three Sisters Race Circuit in Lancashire. www.racing-school.co.uk. About 8 miles northeast of Prescot.

Three Sisters Race Circuit

Attractions Wigan Pier, Wallgate, Wigan, WN3 4EU. Tel: 01942 323666. Situated on the banks of the Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Wigan Pier is one of the north west’s favourite visitor attractions. At the heart of The Wigan Pier Experience is The Way We Were, an authentic recreation of life in the 1900s for the people of Wigan and surrounding Lancashire. The Trencherfield Mill Steam Engine, considered to be one of ‘the world's marvels of engineering’, has now been given a new lease of life, roaring back into action in September 2004. About 10 miles northeast of Prescot.

Wigan Pier

Attractions Knowsley Safari Park, Prescot, Merseyside, L34 4AN. Tel: 0151 430 9009. Knowsley Safari Park is one of Merseyside's premier leisure attractions with around 30 species of mammal roaming 200 hectares of land, plus a few birds, reptiles and invertebrates. www.knowsley.com. About 2 miles north of Prescot.

Knowsley Safari Park

Prescot hotels

Visitor attractions and information - St Helens

Attractions Haydock Park Racecourse, Newton-Le-Willows WA12 0HQ. Tel: 01942 402624. Haydock Park is the North West's premier dual purpose racecourse located half way between Liverpool and Manchester, just off junction 23 of the M6 motorway. With around 30 events a year, we offer an excellent choice of top-class fixtures over the jumps and flat. www.haydock-park.co.uk. About 5 miles northeast of St Helens.

Haydock Park Racecourse

AttractionsThe World of Glass, Chalon Way East, St Helens, Merseyside. WA10 1BX. Tel: 08700 114466. LIVE glassblowing and over 30 stunning displays and shows. www.worldofglass.com. In the centre of St Helens.

The World of Glass

Attractions PENNINGTON FLASH COUNTRY PARK, Off St Helens Road, Leigh, Greater Manchester, WN7 3PA. Tel: 01942 605253. 200 hectare Country Park, centred on a 70 hectare lake. Well maintained paths cater for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Bird watching hides (with wheelchair access), overlooking the Nature Reserve and it's 230 species of birds. Information Centre. 9 hole golf course. Children’s play area, picnic and recreation areas, fishing. Pay and display parking. About 8 miles northeast of St Helens.

PENNINGTON FLASH COUNTRY PARK

Attractions THREE SISTERS RECREATION AREA, Three Sisters Road, Bryn, Ashton-in-Makerfield, WN4 8DD. Tel: 01942 720453. Reclaimed colliery spoil heaps now providing a large recreation area. Motor sports in the Arena run by Aintree Racing Drivers School. (More information below). Coarse fishing. Canoeing. Model boats. Footpaths for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Toilets and Free Parking. About 4 miles northeast of St Helens.

Attractions Three Sisters Race Circuit, Three Sisters Road, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancashire, WN4 8DD. Tel: 0800 234 6034. The Racing School is Europe's longest established race school and has been delivering exceptional driving gifts and experiences since 1978. We operate our experiences at Rockingham Motor Speedway in Northamptonshire and Three Sisters Race Circuit in Lancashire. www.racing-school.co.uk. About 4 miles northeast of St Helens

Three Sisters Race Circuit

Attractions Wigan Pier, Wallgate, Wigan, WN3 4EU. Tel: 01942 323666. Situated on the banks of the Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Wigan Pier is one of the north west’s favourite visitor attractions. At the heart of The Wigan Pier Experience is The Way We Were, an authentic recreation of life in the 1900s for the people of Wigan and surrounding Lancashire. The Trencherfield Mill Steam Engine, considered to be one of ‘the world's marvels of engineering’, has now been given a new lease of life, roaring back into action in September 2004. About 7 miles northeast of St Helens.

 Wigan Pier

Attractions Knowsley Safari Park, Prescot, Merseyside, L34 4AN. Tel: 0151 430 9009. Knowsley Safari Park is one of Merseyside's premier leisure attractions with around 30 species of mammal roaming 200 hectares of land, plus a few birds, reptiles and invertebrates. www.knowsley.com. About 2 miles west of St Helens.

Knowsley Safari Park

St Helens hotels

Visitor attractions and information - Wallasey

Attractions Wallasey Yacht Club, Hope Street, New Brighton, Merseyside, CH45 2LN. Tel: 0151 639 1427. The Wirral sees a number of Regattas through the year including the Wallasey Yacht Club regatta. www.w-y-c.info. Location: In the centre of Wallasey.

Wallasey Yacht Club

Attractions Wallasey Golf Club, Bayswater Road, Wallasey, Wirral, CH45 8LA. Tel: 0151 691 1024. Wallasey offers a classic links course, founded in 1891 by members from nearby Hoylake. Bookings may be made through the Secretary's office, by telephone, letter, fax or email. Correct golf attire must be worn on the links. www.wallaseygolfclub.com. Location: In the centre of Wallasey.

Wallasey Golf Club

Attractions Floral Pavilion Theatre, Virginia Road, New Brighton, Wirral. CH45 2LH. Tel: 0151-639 4360. We can offer level access to the Box Office, Cafe, Bar and Front Stalls area of the auditorium, and we have designated areas in the front stalls available for wheelchair users. See website for What's On at the Floral Pavilion Theatre. www.floralpavilion.co.uk. In New Brighton.

Floral Pavilion Theatre

Attractions Wirral Tramway & Wirral Transport Museum, 1 Taylor Street, Birkenhead, CH41 1BG. Tel: 0151 647 2128. Birkenhead was the first place in Europe to adopt a street tramway, which ceased in 1937. The trams were brought back to life in 1995, making a short journey from Woodside to the Wirral Transport Museum. In addition to trams, the museum houses a collection of buses, cars and motorbikes. Shop. www.wirraltransportmuseum.org. About 2 miles south of Wallasey.

Wirral Tramway & Wirral Transport Museum

Wallasey hotels

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