If you're looking to go on a drive to discover something new - then why not visit some of the oldest lighthouses in the country right on your doorstep.
Whether you're planning to take in a day full of historic landmarks or you just fancy doing something a bit different - try and check these of your list.
Although many of Merseyside's lighthouses have been destroyed throughout the years, there are still some which are still standing proud.
So we've rounded up a list of some stunning lighthouses you can see within an hour's drive of Liverpool.
Birkenhead Lighthouse - 10 mins
It may not be the tallest lighthouse at 23ft, but the round white and red domed lighthouse is part of Birkenhead's history going back to the 1840s.
Sited on Woodside Ferry terminal, the lantern was originally mounted on top of a square bell enclosure.
In 1984, the lantern was placed on top of a new concrete tower.
So why not pay a visit - it's the perfect excuse to take a ferry across the Mersey if you fancy some fresh air.
Bidston Hill Lighthouse - 18 mins
The world鈥檚 most inland lighthouse was established at the Bidston signals station in 1771, starting a revolution in lighthouse optics.
The octagonal tower housed a massive parabolic reflector, 12ft in diameter and the site later became a station in the Liverpool-Holyhead telegraph.
It was later re-built in 1873 by George F Lyster and was used as a lighthouse up until 1913.
Bidston Hill is more than a mile from the sea, but as the highest hill in the Liverpool area it was the natural site for a landfall light for the Mersey.
This famous station played an important role in British scientific history. An astronomical observatory was established here in 1864, and the two telescope domes survive although the instruments have been removed.
Wilding Way, Prenton, Wirral, CH43 7RA
Leasowe Lighthouse - 20 mins
Built in 1763, by the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board, Leasowe Lighthouse is the oldest brick-built lighthouse in Britain. It may also have been the first lighthouse to have a parabolic reflector installed.
Decommissioned in 1908, the lighthouse which is 101ft (27 metres) is now a site of public interest, the Lighthouse is open for guided tours from 12pm to 4pm on the first Sunday of each month.
It costs £2 for adults and £1 for children, who must be at least 1.06 metres tall to be able to take the tour.
The lighthouse also hosts special events and has a small gift shop and Visitor Centre with displays about the Lighthouse, the North Wirral Coastal Park and the Wirral coastline.
Lingham Lane, Leasowe, CH46 4TA
New Brighton Lighthouse - 25 mins
The most north easterly tip of Wirral has stood out as a beacon for passing ships since the 1600s were a light was maintained on the rock face to warn sailors of the shoreline.
The lighthouse that we are now so familiar with was first built in 1827 and was then known as the Perch Rock Lighthouse. The lighthouse has not been in use since October 1, 1973, but is still maintained (see the video above for a look inside).
Sitting just metres away from the former war defence Fort Perch Rock, the white granite structure has become the backdrop for many holiday pictures - so why not take a walk to it?
Hoylake High Lighthouse - 27 mins
This one can be hard to spot - because it's not exactly what you expect in the neighbourhood.
The octagonal brick lighthouse stands at 55ft tall and was first established in 1764 but has not be used since 1886.
It is attached to a two storey keeper's house which has been a private residence for more that a century.
Although you can't access it - you can get a stunning view from the street.
Valentia Road, Hoylake, CH47 2AN
Ellesmere Port Lighthouse - 28 mins
The tall red brick octagonal tower, which is 36 feet high, was built in 1880 and is situated on the north pier above the river locks.
The light was visible for 19 miles. It operated successfully until the Manchester Ship Canal, which opened in 1894, reached Ellesmere Port in the same year when the lighthouse was made redundant.
The lighthouse and the harbour master鈥檚 office is now a listed building and was restored by the British Waterways Trust as part of a large canal museum complex.
You can find it on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal opposite the National Waterways Boat Museum
Lower Mersey Street, Ellesmere Port, CH65 2AL
Hilbre Island Lighthouse - 30 mins
Acting as a port landmark for the Hilbre swash in the River Dee estuary this lighthouse was established in 1927 by the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board Authority, now the Mersey Docks and Harbour Company, but has been operated by Trinity House since 1973.
It was converted from acetylene gas to solar-power operation in 1995.
The lighthouse, which is 10ft tall has a light that is 46ft above high water.
You can't actually drive out to this one - you'll have to park up at West Kirby and walk across at low tide which will take around an hour for the two-mile crossing.
Click HERE for the safest route.
Dee Lane, Birkenhead, Wirral CH48 0QA
West Kirby Beacon - 30 mins
So technically this is a daybeacon and was never lit as a lighthouse but this historic landmark goes back to 1841.
This tower was built on the northern nose of Grange Hill in West Kirby by the Trustees of Liverpool Docks to replace a windmill that collapsed in 1839.
Mariners had used the windmill as a daymark for many years.
Column Road, West Kirby, CH48 7HF
Hale Head Lighthouse - 40 mins
Today鈥檚 Hale Lighthouse was built in 1906 after replacing a shorter tower built around 1838. The tower is 45ft high and the lamp's beam could be seen 40 miles away.
The lighthouse was last used in 1958 when it was decommissioned. The main light now stands in the Merseyside Maritime Museum in the Albert Dock.
Walkers, ramblers and tourists to Hale Village often make a beeline for the shore where the lighthouse stands on sandstone cliffs.