The Albert Docks at night in Liverpool

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The birthplace of the Beatles and the home of Anfield football stadium and the Royal Liver Building, Liverpool is a fascinating and rewarding city to visit.

Why go?

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There are plenty of low-cost Liverpool flights to choose from. After landing at John Lennon Airport (LPL), history enthusiasts should head straight for the Merseyside Maritime Museum and the Liverpool Museum, where a wide range of exhibits tell the story of the city. For a more modern view, head to Albert Dock, where in addition to shops, restaurants and fashionable clubs you can also find The Beatles Story museum and tours celebrating the musical legacy of the band - typical stops include legendary sites such as Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields and the Cavern Club on Mathew Street.

Liverpool has long had a strong association with sport, from the rivalry between Liverpool and Everton football clubs to the hosting of the Grand National, which takes place at Aintree racecourse, but you don't have to be a sports fan to enjoy the city. The Tate Liverpool, the Walker Art Gallery and the Lady Lever Gallery have more than enough exhibits to satisfy the most passionate art enthusiast.

The Liverpool One shopping centre is a great place to indulge in retail therapy. Home to more than 100 stores, Liverpool One offers everything from sports to designer clothing, along with homeware and electronics.

If you need to get away from it all, you can relax in Sefton Park or visit the Wirral or the delightful “soap town” of Port Sunlight. Alternatively, make your way to the coast to enjoy the cast-iron sculptures by Antony Gormley, as well as the beaches and sand dunes of Formby and Crosby. Finally, for a fantastic view of the city skyline, take a trip across the River Mersey on one of the many ferries immortalised in the hit song by another big local band, Gerry and the Pacemakers.

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How to get there

Merseyside's very own airport has a long history, with the first flights taking off from Speke back in the 1930s...

Today the airport is a major base for low cost airlines with easyJet and Ryanair offering a wide range of flights to Europe and North Africa from Liverpool. They are joined by Wizz Air, Blue Air and Flybe

Major destinations are the holiday resorts of the Mediterranean such as Malaga, Alicante, Nice and Dalaman. The Canary Islands are also well served, as are some Eastern European countries.

With no flights to European hub airports, Liverpool offers no connecting services so you'll need to book onward flights if you wish to use this location as your departure point.

Getting to and from the airport

Don't miss a (Mersey) beat when you arrive in Liverpool. Use our guide to find out how to get to and from the airport...

Named after one of the city's beloved Beatles, Liverpool's John Lennon Airport is located a little way south of the centre in Speke, Merseyside. It takes around 25 minutes to drive from the airport to the heart of Liverpool.

Public transport between the two is frequent and efficient. Bus services call at the airport every 20 minutes and whisk passengers into the city for just a couple of pounds each.

A taxi fare from the airport to the city centre is around £15. If you're arriving from overseas and don't have any local currency, don't despair, you can use a credit or debit card in cabs that display the Chip, PIN & Go sign

With its proximity to the motorway network, Liverpool John Lennon Airport is an ideal place to collect a hire car. Getting around the city is easy enough and you'll also have the freedom to see more of England and North Wales - or anywhere else you might like to visit in the UK.

Where to stay?

From Beatles-themed hotels to B&Bs near Anfield - the home of Liverpool FC - there are plenty of hotels in Liverpool to choose from...

The built-up area of the riverside city of Liverpool is huge, one of the biggest in the UK. It covers not only central Liverpool but districts such as Bootle, Crosby and St Helens, too.

The city centre is easy to navigate on foot and there are plenty of centrally located hotels. Areas such as the Liverpool Waterfront (home of the famed Albert Dock), the Cultural Quarter, the Hope Street Quarter, RopeWalks and the Cavern Quarter are teeming with shops, restaurants, museums and bars and some of Liverpool's best hotels.

Chain brands in Liverpool include Malmaison, Holiday Inn, Marriott, Hilton and Crowne Plaza. The four-star Hard Days Night Hotel is located in the Cavern Quarter, close to the legendary Cavern Club. Just imagine staying here if you're a die-hard Beatles fan!

There are a handful of hotels near Anfield and Everton's Goodison Park, though the city centre hotels are equally handy for a stay teamed with the big match. The other big sporting arena is Aintree Racecourse, which is a 20-minute drive or train ride from the city centre.

There are hotels around Aintree. Along with those in Liverpool city centre, they get extremely busy during the Grand National horse race each spring.

It's wise to book hotels in Liverpool as far in advance as possible. Use TravelSupermarket's search tool to compare prices.