The River Mersey is a river in Merseyside, United Kingdom that flows into Liverpool Bay. Part of the county of Merseyside, the River Mersey is one of the most vital waterways in north west England, linking two of the UK's biggest cities - Liverpool and Manchester. Alongside the River Thames, it is a part of the UK’s economic and cultural heritage. Whether you desire to experience the culture and vibrancy of the cities that lie next to it or admire its natural beauty, the River Mersey has something for everyone. With plenty of scenic routes and recreational sites, visitors can wander along the river banks, take a ferry ride, or visit old pubs and the historic industrial sites. Spend a wedding day on the banks of the River Mersey overlooking the city centres, or a sunset walk by one of the two marina's. The River Mersey is a great destination for bike cycling, walking, birdwatching, boating, canoeing, and all water sports. Visitors are also able to visit the unique and visually dramatic TransPennine Trail and Wirral Way, taking in some of the most dramatic views of the river.