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A visit to Merseyside will almost certainly mean a visit to the city of Liverpool, the birthplace of legendary band The Beatles. No other place in the world can boast of having such musical alumni as John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, and this is a fact that’s commemorated, along with the stories of the fab four’s lives and careers, at The Beatles Story Museum. In fact, there are a number of national museums to visit in Liverpool, ranging from art galleries like the Walker Art Gallery, to attractions like Sudley House, a Victorian house complete with period furnishings. You can also venture a short distance out of Liverpool’s city centre and into Sefton to find the Aintree Racecourse: a venue that’s most famous for holding the annual Grand National horse race.
Those who enjoy the best in dining should head straight to Restaurant Fraiche in Wirral, which is Merseyside’s only Michelin-starred restaurant. It only seats a small number of people per night, though, so booking is essential. Otherwise, there are plenty of places to eat throughout the region, especially around Liverpool’s Cavern Quarter, where you might even spot a famous face or two.