Manchester, Liverpool, and the Peak District

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Manchester, Liverpool, and the Peak District - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. Another Place

    Crosby Beach | Public Art

    A hundred naked, life-size, cast-iron figures by sculptor Antony Gormley stand proudly on the 2 miles of foreshore at Crosby Beach, weathered...Read More

  • 2. Beatles Story


    Entertaining scenes at this popular attraction in the Albert Dock complex re-create stages in the Beatles' story (and their later careers as...Read More

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  • 3. International Slavery Museum

    Waterfront | Museum/Gallery

    In the same building as the Merseyside Maritime Museum, this museum's four dynamic galleries recount the history of transatlantic slavery and...Read More

  • 4. Merseyside Maritime Museum

    Waterfront | Museum/Gallery

    This wonderful museum captures the triumphs and tragedies of Liverpool's seafaring history over five floors. Besides exhibits of maritime paintings...Read More

  • 5. Tate Liverpool

    Waterfront | Museum/Gallery

    This offshoot of the London-based art galleries of the same name occupies a handsome conversion of Albert Dock warehouses by the late James...Read More

  • 6. The Beatles' Childhood Homes

    City Centre | Historic Home

    A must-see for Beatles pilgrims, this tour takes you to Mendips, the 1930s middle-class, semidetached house that was the home of John Lennon...Read More

  • 7. Walker Art Gallery

    City Centre | Museum/Gallery

    With a superb display of British art and some outstanding Italian and Flemish works, this is one of the best British art collections outside...Read More

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  • 8. Albert Dock

    Waterfront | Museum/Gallery

    To understand the city's prosperous maritime past, head for these 7 acres of restored waterfront warehouses built in 1846. Named after Queen...Read More

  • 9. British Music Experience

    Waterfront | Museum/Gallery

    Located in the former first-class lounge of the historic Cunard Building, this venue traces the story of British music through a colorful array...Read More

  • 10. Casbah Coffee Club

    West Derby | Museum/Gallery

    A coffee shop owned by original drummer Pete Best's mother, this is where The Beatles played some of their earliest gigs. Decorated by the band...Read More

  • 11. Liverpool Cathedral

    City Centre | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The world's fifth-largest Anglican cathedral, this Gothic-style edifice was begun in 1903 by architect Giles Gilbert Scott and finally finished...Read More

  • 12. Mersey Ferries

    Waterfront | Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

    Hop on a ferry across the River Mersey to Birkenhead and Seacombe, for fine views of the city—a journey celebrated in "Ferry 'Cross the Mersey...Read More

  • 13. Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King

    City Centre | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Consecrated in 1967, this Roman Catholic cathedral is a modernistic, funnel-like structure of concrete, stone, and mosaic, topped with a glass...Read More

  • 14. Museum of Liverpool

    Waterfront | Museum/Gallery

    Clad in Jura stone and shaped like a ship, with a spectacular spiral staircase running from the atrium to each floor, this ambitious museum...Read More

  • 15. RIBA North

    Waterfront | Museum/Gallery

    Located within a cutting-edge waterside building, this architecture center hosts changing exhibitions, talks, hands-on workshops, and city tours...Read More

  • 16. Royal Liver Building

    Waterfront | Notable Building

    The 322-foot-tall Royal Liver (pronounced lie-ver ) Building with its twin towers is topped by two 18-foot-high copper birds representing the...Read More

  • 17. Speke Hall, Garden & Estate

    Speke | Historic Home

    This black-and-white mansion 6 miles from downtown Liverpool is one of the best examples of half-timbering in Britain. Built around a cobbled...Read More

  • 18. St. George's Hall

    City Centre | Notable Building

    Built between 1839 and 1847, St. George's Hall is among the world's finest examples of Greek Revivalist architecture. When Queen Victoria visited...Read More

  • 19. Sudley House

    Aigburth | Historic Home

    This handsome 19th-century mansion contains the extraordinary art collection amassed by shipping magnate George Holt (1825–96), including paintings...Read More

  • 20. Western Approaches Museum

    City Centre | Museum/Gallery

    Winston Churchill said that the threat of a U-boat attack from the Atlantic was his greatest fear during World War II. At this evocative war...Read More

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