10 places to get to with ease from Liverpool John Lennon Airport
2 years ago
Liverpool John Lennon Airport is flying again and there are lots of destinations for you to explore, some less than hour away from the city.
After having our feet firmly on the ground for far too long, many of us can’t wait to board that plane, and jet off to somewhere new, even if it’s just for the weekend.
The good news is there’s loads of great places you can get to with ease from Liverpool John Lennon Airport.
Robin Tudor, spokesman for LJLA, says: “Liverpool is the faster, easier, friendlier airport of choice for passengers from across the region, recognised for its relaxed, hassle-free environment and best in class operational performance.
“With direct flights to over 60 destinations and onward global connectivity to many more, the convenience of being able to fly from Liverpool is a great way to start any journey.”
So, is your bag packed? Are you ready to fly? Here’s 10 places to get to with ease from Liverpool John Lennon Airport.
From beautiful views to buzzing nightlife, Belfast’s got something for everyone! You can take a tour of the Giant’s Causeway and visit the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge or, for Game of Thrones fans, channel your inner Jon Snow at The King’s Road, Winterfell and Dragonstone. Titanic Belfast is a must-see, learning more about the construction of the iconic ship and how the men and women working on it poured their heart and soul into making sure it was the most impressive ship to ever set sail.
It takes just over an hour to get there with flights from easyJet.
Famous for its Guinness so a trip to the Guinness Storehouse is certainly one for the itinerary on a trip to the Irish capital, along with the Old Jameson Distillery for whiskey connoisseurs and Temple Bar Farmer’s Market for foodies. For those with a keen eye for architecture, make sure Trinity College and St Patrick’s Cathedral are on your to-do list, along with Kilmainham Gaol, or simply enjoy the green space of Phoenix Park or the peace of the River Liffey.
Ryanair fly regularly to Dublin and the flight takes just 45 minutes.
One of the most vibrant, lively and exciting cities in Europe, the Spanish capital is built on the banks of the Manzanares River and has a history that goes back to the Roman Empire. It’s chock full of gorgeous architecture, which can be appreciated from the city’s many squares which are full of fab tapas bars, restaurants – Sobrino de Botin is oldest restaurant in the world and famous for its suckling pig – art galleries, and more.
Again, one for easyJet, it’s a two and a half hour flight.
Known as the eastern gateway to the Turquoise Coast, Antalya in south-west Turkey is a gorgeous mix of forests and mountains with scatterings of ancient Greek and Roman ruins and romantic old quarters full of fabulous restaurants, music and boutique hotels. All of which is alongside the coast so it offers the perfect mix of coastal and city holiday in one!
easyJet fly from Liverpool and it takes 4 hours, 25 minutes.
Still in Turkey, Dalaman is blessed with white sandy beaches so for those who enjoy taking it easy you can have plenty of lazy days, cocktail in hand, gazing out to sea. Lovers of watersports can head to Marmaris, which also has one of the most stunning beaches, and is surrounded by restaurants and cafes. It’s also famous for its natural mud baths and hot springs (perfect for a bit of pampering), and Turtle Beach where, if you’re lucky, you may get to watch Loggerhead turtles arrive and lay their eggs.
Again, a job for easyJet in around 4 hours.
The South of Tenerife plays host to the largest concentration of hotels and apartments on the entire island, so you’ll find it easy to secure a place to stay at this, the largest of the Canary Islands. It’s got beaches, bars, water parks and animal parks. Top resorts include party places Los Cristianos and Las Americas and, if you want to go a little more upmarket, try Costa Adeje.
Both easyJet and Ryanair fly to Tenerife in 4 hours 30 minutes.
Whether you’re paying the Pope a visit, brushing up on your art knowledge, or just trying to find the best slice of pizza, it’s one of the best city breaks. And of course a trip to the Italian capital is never complete without a visit to the jaw-dropping Colosseum and the Vatican – and you’ve got to include a visit to the famous Trevi Fountain (three coins and all that), the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore and Piazza Navona. Art and culture lovers will be run off their feet with works from Michelangelo, Caravaggio and Raphael throughout the city.
Book flights to Rome Fiumicino with Ryanair and it’ll take you 2 hrs and 45 minutes to get there.
Faro is the perfect connecting point from which to explore the stunning Algarve in Portugal, but if it’s a cultural experience you’re after, venture no further than Faro itself where Museo Municipal has lots of historical artefacts to view, including works by Carlos Filipe Porfíro, depicting local legends. It’s also worth visiting the Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Carmo, a gorgeous baroque church, and behind it is Capela dos Ossos, a curious 19th century chapel built from the bones and skulls of more than 1,000 monks.
Ryanair and easyJet have flights in just under 3 hours.
Barcelona is the perfect city break, with unbeatable food, charming bars, cultural hubs and endless summer sunshine. Las Ramblas is packed with restaurants and bars, but if you fancy taking in some medieval architecture, a trip to the Barri Gótic (Gothic Quarter), or to some of the spectacular buildings designed by Antoni Gaudí (like the unfinished church of the Sagrada Família – under construction since 1882) – are a must. For impressive surroundings and incredible city views, take the trip to Gaudí’s Park Güell and, if you’re a football fan, check out the FC Barcelona Museum and of course, Camp Nou.
Flights by easyJet and Ryanair take two and a half hours.
You can fly direct to Frankfurt from May with LJLA’s new Lufthansa service. It’s a city that’s easy to get around, and you can enjoy the best of German culture including 80 museums, beautiful green spaces, and amazing food. Frankfurt’s Main Tower is the only skyscraper with a publicly-accessible viewing platform, which is perfect place from which to view the city; Kleinmarthalle is a food market with 156 stalls selling all kinds of fresh foods, produce and flowers, and the iconic Römerberg square can be found in the Altstadt (Old Town), which is home to historic markets and picturesque buildings.
Best still, you can get there in only an hour and 45 minutes.