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 Places to Visit

Carr Mill  

Whatever the weather there's so much to see and do in Merseyside. It doesn't have to cost a fortune - Merseyside has some amazing beaches, parks and woodland areas all in easy reach of public transport.

Inspiration for your day out in Merseyside...

Southport - Area D

Formby Beach
Ideal for for families, with picnic areas and way marked paths to the beach, dunes and woods. There are excellent views from the dunes across the Irish Sea and on clear days after rain, even the mountains of Cumbria can be seen. Take the train to Formby which is on the Northern Line between Hunts Cross and Southport.

Southport Pier
The best place for fish & chips and arcades is Southport! The Pier is the oldest iron pier and second longest in the country with a one-of-a-kind road train to the end pavillion - great fun for all the family! To get to the pier just jump the train on the Northern Line from Hunts Cross to Southport.

Wirral - Area B

Leasowe Lighthouse
Leasowe Lighthouse is the oldest brick built lighthouse in Britain. It stands 27 metres tall on Leasowe Common in Wirral and was one of four lights on the North Foreshore used to guide ships into the entrance to the Rock Channel and the port of Liverpool. Take the train to Moreton on the Wirral Line between Liverpool & West Kirkby.

Lady Lever Art Gallery

Lady Lever Art Gallery in Port Sunlight is a beautiful building housing one of the UK's finest collections of fine and docrative art and is free to enter. To get to the gallery you need to get the train to Bebington or Port Sunlight on the Wirral Line between Liverpool & Chester or Ellesmere Port.

Crosby - Area C

Crosby Beach
Also known as the home of 'Another Place', the sculptures by internationally acclaimed artist Antony Gormley, is the perfect peaceful area for taking in views of the sea, the Wirral and North Wales. Take the Northern Line from Hunts Cross to Southport and get off at Waterloo, Blundellsands & Crosby or Hall Road.

Otterspool - Area C

Otterspool Prom
With beautiful views across the River Mersey, the promenade is an ideal place to go for a stroll, walk the dog, cycle or just relax. It's also a great location for flying kites! Get eh 82A bus or train to St Michaels on the Northern Line between Southport & Hunts Cross to get to the prom.

St Helens - Area A

Carr Mill Dam
Carr Mill Dam is the perfect location for angling, powerboat racing and waterskiing this summer, and the Sankey Valley Country Park starts at the side of the dam making Carr Mill an excellent starting place for a full day out. You can get to Carr Mill by taking the 352, 127/138 bus.

How to work out which ticket you will need

If you want a one-day, off-peak ticket than you need a Saveaway. Just use the map below to find out which area you live in and want to travel in. If they are both in the same area you will need a one area Saveaway costing £4.00 for an adult & £2.30 for a young person. For different areas your adult Saveaway will cost £5.30 & £2.70 for a young person. The great thing about Saveaway is you can use it on any bus, train, or a mix of both, as many times as you like on the day in your chosen area.

If you are only planning to use the bus and you are aged 18 and under you can buy a MyTicket - the one-day young person's ticket that can be used on any bus, anywhere in Merseyside and Halton as many times as you like. It costs £2.20 and you can buy it on the bus. Need inspiration for places to visit with MyTicket? We've got it sorted!

If you already have a valid Solo ticket you can use it on all bus services in Merseyside (that's the blue, green, brown and orange areas on the map below).

Saveaway Map 

Fancy going further afield?

Make a Beeline for historic Lancashire! See the vibrant sights of Lancashire with hourly Northern services between Preson and Ormskirk, and frequent Merseyrail services.
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