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Parks in Liverpool

A city break to Liverpool doesn’t have to be all about the urban hustle and bustle. The city’s covered with green spaces, so you don’t have to travel too far to get out in the fresh air. In fact, it has more Grade I and II listed parks than anywhere in the UK, bar London. The weather needn’t be picnic perfect, either. You can warm up in the tropical Palm House in Sefton Park, puddle-jump around the fishing lake at Stanley Park or kick through the leaves in Croxteth Country Park. 

Calderstones Park

Known as Caldies to the locals, this 94-acre family park in leafy South Liverpool has beautiful Japanese and old English gardens, a café housed in a mansion and is home to a 1,000-year-old tree known as the Allerton Oak. But if that’s not enough to get you oohing and ahhing, wait until you see the ancient megaliths the park is named after. These six Neolithic sandstone boulders are said to be older than Stonehenge. If the kids are less than impressed, there’s a lovely play park, too.

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Liverpool is one of England’s most cosmopolitan cities and was the 2008 European capital of culture. Whether you’re passing through, looking for heritage, pop culture and entertainment, checking out the universities, or planning a weekend break, there are plenty of reasons to book a  hotel room in Liverpool. And with quaint fishing villages and market towns on its doorstep, there's so much to see and do in the surrounding area of Merseyside