Liverpool is a northern English city on the eastern side of the Mersey Estuary and offers much for visitors to see and do including the largest collection of galleries and museums outside of London.
A city of fashion and culture and one of the UK’s main passenger ferry and cruise ports, discover all Liverpool has to offer including great dining and bars, unrivalled musical heritage, international level sport and grand Georgian buildings such as the Liverpool Town Hall.
Merseyside Maritime Museum is a fascinating museum that is spread over 4 floors and delves into Liverpool’s seafaring past. With free entry, the museum is a good place to spend a few hours where you can learn about the city’s status as a major port and participant in the slave trade via videos, paintings, ship models, uniforms and ship wreck artefacts.
Liverpool is famous as the birthplace of the Beatles and the city owes itself a major contribution to the band’s influence on tourism. Don’t miss visiting The Beatles Story which is a unique attraction and the world’s largest permanent exhibition that is devoted to retelling their musical story via memorabilia, interviews and recreations of famous venues.
Located on the waterfront, the Museum of Liverpool is a modern purpose-built national museum dedicated to the history of Liverpool. Exhibits showcase the city’s social and urban heritage from the Industrial Revolution to modern day, art, entomology, botany and archaeology. There is a cafeteria onsite with views across Albert Dock, and a children’s area for discovering Liverpool.
Make sure you include a visit to the 19th century Albert Dock that has the largest collection of Grade I listed buildings in the UK. This heritage-listed area is a lovely spot to take a break in one of the many restaurants or bars, stay at a hotel, or visit popular attractions like the Tate Liverpool, The Beatles Story and the Merseyside Maritime Museum. Don’t miss seeing the lovers locks chained along the fence beside the Mersey!
Buy a ticket and join the Liverpudlians/Scousers (locals) decked out in supporter’s scarves and shirts for a football match at Anfield, the home ground of the Liverpool Premier League football team.
Get your mojo back and swing by The Cavern Club, a famous live music venue where the Beatles made their name. Hosting original and covers bands, get your photograph taken on stage where the names of bands who have played there are written on the back wall.
Liverpool is a thriving city with a busy port and international airport. Road links are extensive with connections to much of the UK, so it is a perfect base for exploring by car.
Chester is located 30 kilometers from Liverpool and is an excellent city filled with attractions and sights to please everybody. From the stunning Chester Cathedral, to the Chester Roman Amphitheatre and the popular Chester Zoo you’ll easily find things to see and do.
One hour from Liverpool is the city of Manchester that is an excellent day trip destination. Check out the fantastic shopping at the Millenium Quarter or Trafford Center, marvel at beautiful buildings such as the Town Hall and John Rylands Library and hit the bars in converted textile mills in the Northern Quarter.
Conwy Castle is just under one and a half hours drive from Liverpool and is one of the best preserved castles in North Wales. Walk the old town walls, and if you fancy staying in the area the Castle Hotel is an interesting option that is built on the grounds of an old Cisterian monastery.