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Far from being isolated on England’s northwest coast, Liverpool is perfectly situated for exploring some of the country's finest countryside; golden beaches, jagged mountains and crystal lakes. For city types, there’s world-class shopping and glorious Roman history within two hours’ drive.

Day Trips from Liverpool


Get your history fix in Chester, a wonderful medieval walled city astride a river on the English-Welsh border. Shopaholics will love the luxurious boutiques, favorite haunts of the well-heeled “Cheshire Set”.

30 miles south of Liverpool, England,
Tags: family | history | day trip

Lake District

England’s Lake District is famous for its expanses of water, but the country’s highest mountain – Scafell Pike at 3,210 feet – also defines the area and offer hiking opportunities. The main town of Windermere is choc-full of cozy tea-rooms, pubs, and restaurants.

80 miles north of Liverpool, England,
Tags: hiking | water sports | day trip | fishing | national park | mountains


Whisper the name quietly, Manchester is Liverpool’s deadly rival in sport and business. Still, the dynamic shopping, cosmopolitan arts scene and forward-thinking mentality make it worth a visit, especially for those arriving through the city’s international airport.

35 miles east of Liverpool, England,
Tags: family | culture | day trip

Royal Birkdale

A regular on the British Open circuit, golfers should seize the opportunity to play a round amidst the spectacular sand dunes of the Royal Birkdale links course.

18 miles north of Liverpool, England, 011-44-17-0455-2020,
Tags: golf | outdoors | day trip | spectator sport


Over the border in Wales, jagged Snowdon is Britain’s second-highest highest mountain (3,560 feet) after Ben Nevis in Scotland. On a clear day, the summit views stretch to the Lake District and Ireland; the hiking and mountain-biking trails are top-notch.

85 miles southwest of Liverpool, Wales,
Tags: hiking | day trip | national park | mountains


Northern England’s definitive Roman town, York is famous the world over for its historic walls and Gothic Minster cathedral, but the city is also steeped in Viking history.

100 miles northeast of Liverpool, England,
Tags: family | culture | history | day trip

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