Living in Merseyside

The metropolitan county of Merseyside is one of the most populous in the UK and enjoys an excellent position in the north-west, close to many of the country’s major cities.

At its heart is Liverpool, the European Capital of Culture in 2008, which is one of the most diverse and fascinating cities in England. The area takes its name from the famous River Mersey, and also includes St Helens, Sefton, Wirral and Knowsley.

In total, Merseyside is made up of 249 square miles of land and borders Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Cheshire. To the west is the Irish Sea, while across the Dee Estuary lies north Wales, which offers plenty of beautiful beaches and rugged landscapes.

Anybody who is thinking of becoming a tenant in Merseyside or purchasing a buy-to-let property will find extremely good value in the current market. Houses and flats are available at attractive rates and, in the majority of cases, will return an excellent yield.

Liverpool is renowned across the world as the birthplace of The Beatles and for its two top-flight football clubs. Liverpool FC are five-time European champions and continue to draw huge crowds to home matches at Anfield.

In addition to The Beatles, Liverpool’s music pedigree is strong thanks to a host of other acts and genres. It shot to prominence with the Merseybeat in the 1960s and has spawned several key trends and cultural explosions since.

It should come as no surprise to find Liverpool has more number one hits to its name than any other city.

When it comes to architecture, Merseyside is similarly impressive. Liverpool is one of very few cities in the country to have two cathedrals, while there are also more than 2,500 listed buildings and more public sculptures than any other location outside Westminster.

Popular entertainment venues include the iconic Everyman Theatre, which has helped to launch the careers of many well-loved performers including Julie Walters and Bill Nighy, as well as the famous Cavern Club, where The Beatles played many gigs.

With a wide range of available housing and a thriving, modern city on the doorstep, living in Merseyside has never been as appealing as it is right now.

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