My son (14) and I are planning a trip to England for the 2006 British Open. We are flying into Manchester.
We are looking for good, reasonably priced (around or under $300US) hotels in and around the Liverpool area. The closer the Open the better of course. Any suggestions for hotels would be greatly appreciated. As would suggestions on things to do--other than watching golf. We are probably going to spend Thursday and part of Friday in Liverpool. Saturday and Sunday at the Open.
Also any advice anyone might have about whether or not to rent a car in Manchester--or use public transporation.
This is my first trip to England so I am not at all familiar with the roads, etc.. so If it's possible and practical to take trains from Manchester to Liverpool and then Liverpool to the Open, it would be preferable.
Thank you very much in advance.