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Liverpool Town Information




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Liverpool is one of Britain’s greatest cities with a plethora of architectural delights, a vast array of docks, superlative museums and a shopping-cum-nightlife experience that only the largest metropolis can offer.
 
 
 
 
It also happens to be the home of
The Beatles, a fact that has given birth
to a new kind of celebrity tourism.
 
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Liverpool Marina - Photo © Sue Adair
Liverpool Marina - Photo: Sue Adair CCL

The Albert Dock Tate Modern Art Gallery - Photo © Michael Lacey
The Albert Dock Tate Modern Art Gallery - Photo: Michael Lacey CCL


Here you can embark on a magical mystery tour to see the birthplaces, schools and clubs which gave John, Paul, George and Ringo their first real showbiz breaks.



These include Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields. A key attraction is the Beatles Museum on the Albert Dock.
 

Liverpool is Britain’s second largest port behind London and is imbued with a rich maritime history.





It was from here that St Patrick first set sail on his momentous voyage to convert the Irish to Christianity.





Here, too, was the site of the country’s first genuine ferry service; the famous ‘ferry across the Mersey’ dates back to the 12th century and a band of enterprising monks who lived at Birchen Head Priory on the Wirral peninsula.
 

St. Mary's Church Birkenhead Priory - Photo © Sue Adair
St. Mary's Church Birkenhead Priory -
Photo: Sue Adair CCL

Lime Street Station - Photo © Stephen Craven
Lime Street Station -
Photo: Stephen Craven CCL


The Industrial Revolution transformed this one-time fishing port into the hub of the British Empire as canals and railways brought prosperity, world trade and a sudden explosion of immigrants


For a time it was the centre of the Empire’s slave trade, acting as a channel for the importation of human cargos from places such as Africa.
 
The European Capital of Culture for 2008, Liverpool was created by King John’s charter in 1207.


Its full history is laid bare at a number of museums which include the four-floor Merseyside Maritime Museum and the
HM Customs and Excise Museum.
 

Liverpool St. George's Hall - Photo © Martin Clark.
   St. George's Hall - Photo: Martin Clark CCL

Liverpool Cathedral - Photo © Peter Hodge
Liverpool Cathedral - Photo: Peter Hodge CCL



Also here is the Tate Galley Liverpool.






With no fewer than 1,500 listed buildings, the city’s best-known landmarks include the Royal Liver building, which has Britain’s biggest clock, and two modern cathedrals.






Liverpool Cathedral is Britain’s largest Anglican Cathedral in Britain and boasts panoramic views from its 331ft tower.