Countryside Liverpool is a great city for many reasons, but it is also surrounded by spectacular countryside, in case you want to get away from the hustle and bustle during your exciting trip.Close by, you will find over 35,000 hectares of nationally and internationally important nature conservation sites. The Mersey Estuary, for example, has over 57 kilometres of stunning coastline, which includes Sefton’s Natural Coast and the Wirral peninsula. And there is the stunning Anthony Gormley sculptures, which provide an amazing spectacle on Crosby beach. The 100 “Another Place” life size figures are spread out along three kilometres of the foreshore and stretch almost one kilometre out to sea. You will also be able to find Britain’s largest herd of African elephants atKnowsley Safari Park and Europe’s only National Wildflower Centre. On top of that, Liverpool has a fantastic array of parks and gardens, situated in the centre of Liverpool and the outside areas. It will be surprising to many that Liverpool has so much green space available in the city centre, including beautiful trees, central gardens and floral displays. Sefton Park, which is close to the city’s centre, is Liverpool’s most prestigious park, which features landscaped gardens, mature trees, a lake and plenty of seating area to have a coffee at the nearby cafe. And then there is the Ness Botanic Gardens, which were created at the end of the 19th century by Liverpool’s cotton merchant, Arthur Kilpin Bulley. It features more than 60 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens, which provide the perfect place to rest if you want to get away from it all. It also includes conservation areas and wildlife gardens. Other parks in the area include Newsham Park, Princes Park, Walton Hall Gardens and Croxteth Hall and Country Park.