Liverpool John Lennon Airport is flying again and there are plenty of destinations to explore, some within an hour of the city.
After being down to earth for too long, many of us can’t wait to get on that plane and fly somewhere new, even if it’s just for the weekend.
The good news is that there are many great places you can easily access from Liverpool John Lennon Airport.
Robin Tudor, spokesperson for LJLA, said: “Liverpool is the fastest, easiest and friendliest airport of choice for passengers across the region, renowned for its relaxed, hassle-free environment and best operational performance.
“With direct flights to over 60 destinations and global connectivity to many more destinations, the convenience of being able to fly from Liverpool is a great way to start any journey.”
So, your bag is done? Are you ready to fly? Here are 10 places you can easily get to from Liverpool John Lennon Airport.
From gorgeous views to vibrant nightlife, Belfast has 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 King’s Road, Winterfell and Dragonstone. Titanic Belfast is a must see, learn more about the construction of this iconic ship and how the men and women who worked on it put their hearts and souls into making sure this was the ship most impressive to ever set sail.
It takes just over an hour to get there with easyJet flights.
Famous for its Guinness, a trip to the Guinness Storehouse is definitely part of any trip to Ireland’s capital itinerary, along with Old Jameson Distillery for whiskey connoisseurs and Temple Bar Farmer’s Market for foodies. For those who love architecture, make sure Trinity College and St. Patrick’s Cathedral are on your to-do list, along with Kilmainham Gaol, or just enjoy the green space of Phoenix Park or the tranquility of the River Liffey.
Ryanair flies regularly to Dublin and the flight only takes 45 minutes.
One of the most vibrant, bustling and exciting cities in Europe, the Spanish capital is built on the banks of the Manzanares River and has a history that dates back to the Roman Empire. It is full of magnificent architecture, which can be appreciated from the town’s many squares which are full of fabulous tapas bars, restaurants – Sobrino de Botin is the oldest restaurant in the world and famous for its suckling pig – art galleries art, 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 southwestern Turkey is a beautiful mix of forests and mountains with scatters of ancient Greek and Roman ruins and romantic old quarters teeming with fabulous restaurants, music and boutique hotels. All along the coast, offering the perfect mix of coastal and city holidays in one!
easyJet flight from Liverpool and it takes 4 hours, 25 minutes.
Also in Turkey, Dalaman is blessed with white sandy beaches, so for those who like to relax, you can spend many lazy days with a cocktail in hand, looking out to sea. Water sports enthusiasts can head to Marmaris , which also has one of the most beautiful beaches and is surrounded by restaurants and cafes. It’s also famous for its natural mud baths and hot springs (perfect for pampering yourself) and Turtle Beach where, if you’re lucky, you might see Loggerhead Sea Turtles coming in and laying their eggs.
Again a job for easyJet in about 4 hours.
The south of Tenerife is home to the largest concentration of hotels and apartments on the entire island, so it will be easy for you to find accommodation on this island, the largest of the Canary Islands. There are beaches, bars, water parks and animal parks. Top resorts include party spots Los Cristianos and Las Americas and, if you want to go a little more upscale, try Costa Adeje.
EasyJet and Ryanair fly to Tenerife in 4 hours 30 minutes.
Whether you’re visiting the Pope, brushing up on your artistic knowledge, or just trying to find the best slice of pizza, this is one of the best stays in town. And of course, a trip to the Italian capital is never complete without a visit to the breathtaking Colosseum and the Vatican – and you must include a visit to the famous Trevi Fountain (three rooms and all), the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore and Piazza Navona. Art and culture lovers will be delighted by the works of Michelangelo, Caravaggio and Raphael throughout the city.
Book flights to Rome Fiumicino with Ryanair and it will take you 2 hours and 45 minutes to get there.
Faro is the perfect hub for exploring Portugal’s beautiful Algarve, but if it’s a cultural experience you’re looking for, venture no further than Faro itself where the Museo Municipal has plenty of historical artefacts to see, including works by Carlos Filipe Porfíro, illustrating local legends. It is also worth visiting the Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Carmo, a magnificent 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 cuisine, charming bars, cultural centers and endless summer sunshine. Las Ramblas is full of restaurants and bars, but if you fancy admiring medieval architecture, a trip to the Barri Gótic (Gothic Quarter) or some of the spectacular buildings designed by Antoni Gaudí (like the unfinished Sagrada Church Family – under construction since 1882) – are unmissable. For an impressive setting and incredible views of the city, head to Gaudí’s Park Güell and, if you’re a football fan, visit the FC Barcelona Museum and of course Camp Nou.
Flights with easyJet and Ryanair take two and a half hours.
You can fly direct to Frankfurt from May with the new Lufthansa service from LJLA. It’s a city where it’s easy to get around and where you can enjoy the best of German culture, including 80 museums, beautiful green spaces and delicious cuisine. Frankfurt’s Main Tower is the only skyscraper with a publicly accessible viewing platform, which is the perfect place to admire the city; Kleinmarthalle is a food market with 156 stalls selling all sorts of fresh food, produce and flowers, and the iconic Römerberg Square is in the Altstadt (Old Town), home to historic markets and quaint buildings.
Best of all, you can get there in just an hour and 45 minutes.