Situated on the famous River Mersey in the northwest of England, Liverpool is one of the UK's most exciting and infectious cities. Once a thriving shipping port in the days of the British Empire, Liverpool's most famous exports today are music, football and humour. Moreover, the relatively recent regeneration projects of the past two decades and investment following its tenure as the European City of Culture in 2008 make Liverpool holidays an even more popular choice, as visitors can experience one of northern England's most impressive and enjoyable cities firsthand.
Liverpool's proximity to the the Irish Sea ensures cold winds and blustery conditions are never far away, so visitors will need to pack a decent weatherproof jacket in their suitcase (especially in the winter months). Liverpool is an easy place to get to from most other parts of the UK. The centrally located intercity rail station has plenty of good connections with the north, south and east of the UK while the city's John Lennon airport is just 7 miles south of the city centre, making it easy for travellers from further afield to come and visit.
No trip to Liverpool is complete without following in the footsteps of the four local boys who changed the face of popular music forever - the Beatles. Fortunately, sights like the wonderful Beatles Story exhibition at the Albert Dock and the legendary Cavern Club on Matthews Street are likely to keep even the most ardent fans of the Fab Four happy. Taking in a football match at Liverpool FC or Everton FC is also a highlight of Liverpool holidays as the ""Beautiful Game"" is very much a religion here. Visitors who are unable to get a ticket needn't worry though; it's always possible to watch a game—and indulge in some impassioned punditry over a pint or two—in one of the city's welcoming pubs or bars.