in the UK
The Liverpool waterfront is a World Heritage
site that contains buildings known as the '3 Graces' -
and a number of shops, restaurants and bars.
One of Liverpool's big attractions is the Beatles and fans visit from all over the world. Many places still exist and fans can visit the likes of: Strawberry Fields, Penny Lane, Eleanor Rigby's tombstone and statue, The Cavern, John, Paul, George and Ringo's houses, 'the barber shop showing photographs', the shelter in the middle of a roundabout etc. The best way to see it all is to go on a Beatles tour.
Liverpool's concert arena above host a schedule of events throughout the year. The city also host several events throughout the city. The ‘Guide Liverpool’ will give you a flavour of what’s been going on in Liverpool.
Liverpool one is Liverpool's main shopping area and is just a short walk from the waterfront. Liverpool One is at the heart of Liverpool's shopping, fashion and leisure scene, with over 140 shops and over 20 bars and restaurants. For those who would like something a little different, Merseyside also has the town of Southport. Southport still has many of the victorian covered areas in front of shops, particularly on Lord Street.
Great George's Hall is a grade 1 listed building
and is a masterpiece; "its neo-
Liverpool has 2 cathedrals, an Anglican and Catholic cathedral. Both cathedrals have outstanding architecture, one modern, one classical.
William Brown Street is known as the 'Cultural Quarter' of Liverpool and contains many impressive Grade I, neoclassical style buildings including the Library, Museum, Art Gallery, Great George's Hall, Great North Western Hotel, County Courts.
Visitors who arrive by train at Lime Street station are greeted by these buildings.
The Bluecoat showcases talent across visual art, music, dance, live art and literature.
Speke Hall near Liverpool John Lennon airport is a rare Tudor manor house surrounded by gardens and woodland.
One of the most popular things to do in Merseyside is a day at the races. Aintree Racecourse is the home of the Grand National and is one of the most famous racecourses in the world. The racecourse only holds 6 race meeting per year so check before setting off. Aintree has a visitor centre for those interested in finding out about the course and its history.
Knowsley Safari Park has a 5 mile drive through animal attraction where you will see a range of animals including lions, tigers, rhinos, baboons etc.
In total there are over 30 different animal species to see as well as amusement rides, sea lion show, bug house, mizzy lake farm, woodland walks and a restaurant. The Safari park also has a number of events including concerts
Aimed mainly for younger children although there are some rides for older teenagers I didn't notice any real white knuckle rides.
is one of the largest indoor parks in the UK. The park itself looks a little
rough from the outside as it is located in a run-
Awesome Walls climbing centre is based in an old church. All the walls, ceiling and tower have been used to create a perfect climbing centre for experienced and novice climbers. Instructors are on hand to organise and assist. Every climber is strapped in and has a partner on hand to managed the ropes.
The Echo Wheel is a 60-
Many people don't realise that Merseyside has an 8 mile long stretch of golden sand beach backed by dunes up to 60 ft high and extensive pinewoods. The area lies between Formby and Southport and includes a nature reserve where Natterjack Toads, sand lizards and Red squirrels are found. Strong tides often reveals prehistoric mud flats that contain human and animal foot prints dating back thousands of years. There is a coastal path that walkers can enjoy with spectacular views along the coast.
NB/ As a local, it is really annoying that thousands of visitors come each year and leave all their picnic rubbish behind. You’re very welcome in Formby but if you don’t respect the place, don’t bother coming!
KEEP OUR BEACH CLEAN -
Further along the coast at Burbo-
Croxteth Park estate has four main attractions -
park is a popular park in South Liverpool. It features
a large conservatory called the Palm house that is a popular visitor attraction
offering free and paid-
Halewood is home to the iconic Range Rover Evoque
and Land Rover Discovery Sport. A manufacturing tour covers every stage of the
assembly process including the sheet metal press, robotic body construction
and final preparation before delivery of the finished product. A drive on the
Liverpool has two road tunnels under the river Mersey. The first tunnel to be created was the Birkenhead tunnel which was mainly constructed by hand. Originally, the plan was to have two levels in the tunnel. However, the bottom level was never used. The tunnel tour takes you below the main road to the tunnel below. The tour also shows you behind the scenes: how traffic is managed via the control room, the emergency evacuation centres, the huge fan directing clean air into the tunnel and the infrastructure surrounding it. The tour last for approximately two and half hours.
Liverpool has a labyrinth of tunnels in the Edge Hill area of the city. The tunnels have caused major problems for local builders as any plans or maps of the network have been lost. The public are restricted to a very small section of the tunnels for health and safety reasons. However, it is believed the tunnels stretch for miles. The tunnels are in 3 clusters and the search is on to find the linking tunnels. The tunnels are strange in nature and pass through the Red Sandstone bedrock of Liverpool. The tunnels have brick built arched ceilings and are stacked 3 high in places. Sometimes, one arch sits on top of another arch which in turn sits on another arch. It is highly likely that this is an example of engineers practicing their skills.
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