Located in Merseyside, England, St Helens is a beautiful town best known for its glassmaking industry. Pilkington, headquartered in St Helens is responsible for the entire float glass outfit of the country. Apart from this, the town is a popular tourist destination owing to its glorious history and breathtaking natural beauty.
The World of Glass - The most popular tourist attraction in the city, the World of Glass is the place that provides a deep insight into the glass-making industry. Here you can find ancient artefacts and an extensive collection of studio glass. The museum also offers a film show, glassblowing demos, and a gift shop from where you can buy little souvenirs to take back home.
Carr Mill Dam - With alluring lakeside trails and walks, Carr Mill Dam is the largest inland water body of the country. It is a perfect location for great outdoor fun and relaxation amidst natural beauty. You can either take a stroll by the lake, take your dogs for a walk or play with your children. Carr Mill Dam is a must-visit tourist place for water sports enthusiasts and anglers as well. The Boot House cafe nearby serves appetizing dishes to satiate your hunger pangs.
North-west Museum of Road Transport - This fascinating museum exhibits some historic buses, not only from the region but from other cities like Southport, Liverpool, and Warrington as well. Apart from these, there is a collection of other historic cars, lorries, and motorbikes that are displayed in the museum. The North-west Museum of Road Transport represents the history of transport in the most wonderful ways.
Taylor Park - Another scenic spot in the town, Taylor Park is ideal for unwinding yourself away from the hustle and bustle of the cities. The park encompasses two playgrounds, an athletic pavilion, picnic tables, and cosy cafe for a perfect day out with your family. The lakefront trail is perfect to enjoy scenic walks.
St Helens enjoys great connectivity with most of the major cities of the UK that allow the tourists to plan a weekend trip to other cities as well. Once you have explored this beautiful and fascinating city, you can visit other popular destinations including London, Liverpool, Manchester, and Edinburgh over the weekend. OYO Hotels in Coventry and Belfast are also readily available which adds to the convenience and comfort for the guests planning their trip.
If you are looking for cheap hotels in St Helens, OYO Hotels can be your best pick. These OYO hotels in St Helens ensure top-notch accommodation with all the essential amenities. St Helens hotels provide thoughtfully designed rooms with ensuite washrooms, TV, AC, free wi-fi and daily housekeeping. Other amenities like swimming pools, car parking, and card payments are also available for the guests. You can book St Helens OYO hotels for a long term stay with cheap monthly rentals starting from £30 to £60 per night.
For a night of dance and music, there are several nightclubs in St Helens. You can check out Imperial Bar & Dance Club or Kandy Kub for a fun night. If you would like to try out local brews, you can also check out pubs like Red Lion, The Green Room, Cowley Vaults, and The Woodlands.
You can reach St Helens by road, train or by air. The Northern train lines come up to St Helens from Frodsham, Great Sankey, Hunts Cross, Burnley, Golborne, and Runcorn. You can also take the bus from these respective stations. Liverpool John Lennon Airport is about 15 miles from St. Helens.
It is very easy to travel within the city as the local buses ply regularly. You can use bus number 17, 34, 34A or 89 to travel in or around the city. The Merseyside rail from St Helens Central railway station will also take you from St. Helens to neighboring cities like Liverpool, Blackpool, and Wigan.
The most appropriate time to visit St Helens is between May to September. The weather is expected to stay on a more pleasant side and rainfall is limited. But, you must always be prepared for rain when in St Helens.
For a weekend getaway, you can plan a short trip to Kirkby, Great Sankey, Bryn, Golborne, Wigan, Hindley or Prescot. These towns can be suitable when you want to get out of the city and get to a small, quaint place.
St Helens is a large town with a large number of attractions for tourists coming from all over the world.
The best-rated and highly-recommended hotel for a comfortable stay near St Helens Centre is OYO Lakeside Haydock Hotel.
OYO hotels in St Helens can be booked at a price as low as £35-45 per night. These prices can further be discounted based on the offers available at the time of booking.
At OYO Lakeside Haydock Hotel, you will get all the basic amenities including spacious rooms, comfortable beds, fresh linen, fan, TV, free Wifi, caretaker, daily housekeeping, and intercom service.
To make your stay even more comfortable, OYO hotels in St Helens also provide step-free access, first aid kit, taxi service, parking facility, 24/7 check-in, doctor on call, CCTV camera, and garden/backyard.