From the iconic and tourism-pulling history of Liverpool to the bright lights of the Wirral, multifaceted Merseyside has plenty to offer locals and visitors alike.
Merseyside, which is named after the River Mersey, is made up of five metropolitan boroughs – Liverpool, Sefton, Knowsley, St Helens and the Wirral – and sectioned into two areas by the Mersey Estuary. The two sides have great transport links, namely by road and rail and the famous Mersey ferry. With a population of 1,416,825, Merseyside is a bustling metropolitan county bursting with culture, heritage and proud locals.
Attractions including the Maritime Museum, the historic docks and iconic tributes to the Beatles provide the famous backdrop to Liverpool’s throng of visitors. This is a city that has the largest collection of Grade II-listed buildings outside London and its 2,500 listed buildings and 250 public monuments are a huge draw for the area’s tourism. Elsewhere, Merseyside showcases stunning shorelines, National Trust green spaces and more museums than you’d be able to tour in one trip.
The Merseyside economy is proving itself to be among the fastest growing in the UK – in 2015, it beat the likes of London, Manchester and other major cities. Trade is hugely important for the Merseyside economy and with the government’s pledge to ensure our businesses are more competitive than ever post-Brexit, it’s a great time for those based here.
Merseyside benefits from excellent motorway links