24 hidden gems to explore across Liverpool and Merseyside

Everybody knows about Liverpool's stunning waterfront, The Beatles history and Liver Building, but we have unearthed some of the region's less obvious gems to discover.

We all know that Liverpool is brilliant for a night out or those looking for unique food and drink, but the city and surrounding areas are also full of little hidden gems.

The city was recently named one of the best places in Europe for a city break but many planning a trip may be unaware of the lesser known havens that need to be explored.

From a rock believed to be associated with Thor, to an underground farm and a magic spring, there are tons of secret places that you need to visit at least once.

These are 25 of the best hidden gems in Merseyside. How many have you visited?

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