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The Liverpool Waterfront

The Liverpool waterfront is a World Heritage site that contains buildings known as the '3 Graces' - the Liver building with it's liver birds (symbol of the city), the Cunard Building and the former offices of the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board. The location is called the Pier Head and it is where you can board the 'Ferry across the Mersey', made famous by the 'Gerry and the PaceMakers' song. Cruise ships stop here and an extention to the Leeds-Liverpool canal enables visitors to sail right into the heart of the city.

Merseyside has a rich heritage that can be seen today in the many fantastic building that remain.  The Albert Dock was at the centre of slave trade to America. Today the docks are home to

The Maritime Museum ,

The International Slavery Museum,

The Tate Gallery ,

The Beatles Story

and a number of shops, restaurants and bars.

Albert Dock

The Beatles

The Beatles Story

The Cavern Stage

The Beatles Tour


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 Echo Arena

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.

Capital of Culture 2018

Shopping 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.

Places to visit in Merseyside

Great George's Hall is a grade 1 listed building and is a masterpiece; "its neo-Grecian exterior encloses a richly adorned Roman interior: a great rectangular tunnel-vaulted hall, inspired by the Baths of Caracalla in Rome, bounded by the two courts to north and south, which are linked by corridors running along the hall's long sides."

Great George’s Hall

Catholic Cathedral

Anglican Cathedral

Liverpool has 2 cathedrals, an Anglican and Catholic cathedral. Both cathedrals have outstanding architecture, one modern, one classical.

William Brown Street

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.

Bluecoat Chambers

The Bluecoat showcases talent across visual art, music, dance, live art and literature.

Speke Hall

Speke Hall near Liverpool John Lennon airport is a rare Tudor manor house surrounded by gardens and woodland.

Aintree Racecourse - Home of the Grand National

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

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

Gullivers World

Aimed mainly for younger children although there are some rides for older teenagers I didn't notice any real white knuckle rides.

Rampworx - BMX / Skateboard park

Rampworx 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-down industrial estate. However, the kids love it!

Awesome Walls - Climbing centre

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.

Echo Wheel

The Echo Wheel is a 60-metre high wheel next to the Echo Arena. The wheel gives spectacular views of the city, the River Mersey, the World Heritage waterfront and on a clear day the Welsh Mountains.

Formby - Merseyside's little secret

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!


Crosby - Anthony Gormley's 'Another Place'

Further along the coast at Burbo-bank in Crosby is Anthony Gormley's 'Another Place'. This is a set of 100 cast-iron, life-size figures that have been 'planted' on the beach. The figures are spread out along the foreshore, and extend almost one kilometre out to sea at Crosby beach. The statues are hidden and revealed by the changing tides and are a very surreal sight. Be careful on this beach as there is soft sand and mud.

Theatre Tickets

Liverpool Empire

Royal Court

Everyman Theatre

Liverpool Playhouse

Liverpool Philharmonic

Epstein Theatre

Lantern Theatre

Southport Theatre

The Atkinson

Southport Little Theatre

Football Club Tours

Both Liverpool and Everton football clubs have stadium tours. You will be shown the changing rooms, the tunnel that players go down to the pitch and many other behind the scenes places.

Croxteth Hall and Country Park

The Croxteth Park estate has four main attractions - The Historic Hall, Croxteth Home Farm, the Victorian Walled Garden and a 500 acre country park including Croxteth Local Nature Reserve. The park is at the heart of what was once a great country estate stretching hundreds of square miles and was the ancestral home of the Molyneux family, the Earls of Sefton. The Country Park, with woodlands, ponds and pastures is free to walk around. There is also a miniature railway, an adventure playground, an orienteering trail and a tree-top adventure called Jungle Parc

 Sefton Park

Sefton 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-for entertainment. The park has tennis courts, a bowling green, a popular jogging circuit and local league football is a regular weekend fixture. It is also used every November to hold the European Cross Country Championships trial races for the British team.

Things to do Liverpool - Merseyside

Land Rover / Range Rover Factory Tour - Halewood

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 purpose-built track, designed to best demonstrate vehicle capability incorporates a combination of steep slopes, low friction surfaces and wading elements.

Mersey Tunnel Tour

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.

Williamson Tunnels

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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