Every city likes to brag about its green credentials but the forethought of Liverpool’s forefathers means the city is ringed by green spaces: such as elegant parks edged by handsome villas
Antony Gormley’s silent army of sea-gazing sculptures Another Place has rightly put Crosby beach on the tourist trail. The 100 life-size figures, drowned by the approaching tide twice a day make for a poignant spectacle: it’s rare that stationary public art can be quite so moving. Behind the beach, Crosby marina is an inviting, watery maze of pontoons, reed beds, watersports and cycle trails. If you’ve a couple of hours, take the coastal path north to Formby, with its red squirrel-favoured pinewoods, and wind-sculpted dunes.