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Sightseeing in Liverpool - what to see. Complete travel guide

Liverpool is a city in the North West of England. The city is located in the mouth of the Mersey River. This is the second largest export port of Great Britain. The historical part of the port city, including its main attraction, Albert Dock, was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2004. Liverpool is the neighbor of the cities of Huyton and Bootle. The other bank of the Mersey River is the location of Wales and Birkenhead. Liverpool is internationally well-known primarily because of its old football clubs - FC Everton and FC Liverpool. For many people the city is the birthplace of the legendary group "The Beatles", which started its performances here in the 60s of the previous century. In 2008, Liverpool, together with Stavanger, Norway, received the status of a cultural capital.
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Residents of the city are officially called "liverpudlians", but the nickname "scousers" is much more well-known. Locals have got this nickname thanks to lobscouse – a pottage invented by Norwegian sailors and the main food of the poor port folk. People here speak a special dialect called scouse. Liverpool is internationally famous not only because of its legendary river port and The Beatles, but also because of large national horse races (Grand National Steeplechase). This lively city is worth visiting not only to see its places of interest, but also to enjoy great shopping, attend various sports competitions and participate in the nightlife of the city.
Albert Dock.
Without a doubt, Albert Dock is the most important sight of Liverpool. The dock was opened more than 150 years ago by Prince Albert, and it remains the symbol of prosperity of the city which once was the port of the international importance. Today, the huge complex of buildings named Albert Dock is home to numerous shops, cafes, bars, restaurants and museums. Travellers are recommended to visit Tate Modern Art Gallery and the Merseyside Maritime Museum . Not far away from Albert Dock you will find Head Pier , which is home to famous Royal Liver Buildings and the legendary Liver bird - another symbol of Liverpool. This is the place where tourists are welcome to make a ferry ride and enjoy a beautiful view of the city. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Merseyside Maritime Museum.
Merseyside Maritime Museum is dedicated to everything connected with shipping and port life. In this museum visitors will learn about the history of the largest ports in the world and about their meaning to people who lived at the time. Often the port became the beginning of a new life for many people. For some of them life improved after that step, and someone it became even heavier. The museum is located in Albert Dock. Entrance is free.
Liverpool Stadium.
The stadium is a home arena of FC Liverpool . This is also one of the most famous stadiums in the world. Excursions to the stadium are organized daily once an hour. During these tours you and other 49 lucky visitors will be able to enter locker rooms, press halls and even walk along the football field. It is better to book an excursion in advance. As a rule, all tickets for the forthcoming week are already sold out. The museum of the stadium can be visited at any time, but buying a ticket for a match is, unfortunately, almost impossible.
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Probably, FC Everton is not as well-known as FC Liverpool, but the atmosphere in the stadium during the games with either of the clubs is comparable. Therefore, if you like football, don’t hesitate to visit a match with Everton. As a rule, one can still buy a ticket for such a match on the day of the event. In any case, the stadium that is known as Goodison Park is a fantastic sports facility. Plastic chairs stand here on wooden stairs just like many years ago, and visitors are permitted to watch the match in close proximity to the field, which is itself a unique opportunity.
"Royal Iris of The Mersey" Leaving The Pier Head Landing Stage Liverpool Anglican Cathedral.
The Anglican Cathedral is the largest cathedral in Britain and the fifth largest in the world. Without a doubt, this is one of the most important sights of Liverpool. The cathedral is located a little away from the center of the city. The towers of the cathedral feature stunning views of the city. Moreover, the entrance is free.


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Matthew Street.
This is the street from which the career of the legendary Fab Four started. Today, everything on this street is connected with the name of The Beatles - John Lennon memorial, the old entrance to the club Cavern (the place where The Beatles had their first concert), a store devoted entirely to "The Beatles." Mathew Street is also home to The Grapes pub, in which the musicians spent time drinking beer between their performances (at that time beer was not sold at Cavern). Nowadays, Mathew Street is a popular holiday destination with plenty of bars, clubs and pubs.
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Echo St. George's Hall.
St. Georges Hall is, probably, the most beautiful building of Liverpool, at least, regarding its interior decoration. It is located in Lime Street. St. George's Hall was built between 1838 and 1854. It consists of the court, ballroom and concert halls. The building was closed because of restoration works during many years, and only in April 2007 it opened its doors to the public. You can visit St. George's Hall for free.

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Liverpool is one of the most convenient cities for shopping – its shopping area is very small and is mostly closed for vehicles, leaving it all to pedestrians. Most of the shops are located along Church Street . If you are looking for something special, be sure to visit Bluecoat Chambers , which sells handmade works of art. Cavern Walks is the best place to find designer goods . If you’re interested in retro items, antiques and handmade goods, Quiggins Centre will be your best choice.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Liverpool and surroundings

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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Liverpool
♥   Shopping area ' Williamson Square' Liverpool, 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Church Street' Liverpool, 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Bold Street' Liverpool, 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Lord Street' Liverpool, 0.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Castle Street' Liverpool, 1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Liverpool
♥   Castle 'Halton Castle' , 4.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Brimstage Hall' , 9.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Flint Castle' , 20.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Ewloe Castle' , 24.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Ubarrow Hall' , 25.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Liverpool and around
♥   Art museum 'Walker Art Gallery' Liverpool, 0.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Tate Liverpool' Liverpool, 1.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Sudley House' Liverpool, 5.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Liverpool from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Sandcastle Waterpark

From the series “The Greatest and Fanciest Water Parks”
In addition to various rides, an excellent spa that features several kinds of saunas and massages, is available to guests. A nicely decorated lazy river, a children's playground with a mock of a pirate ship, Dueling Dragons coasters, and a luxurious pool with fountains represent entertainment options waiting for visitors in the water park. There is also the so-called Hyperzone with the most extreme rides, including Masterblaster slide, Montazooma slide, unusually-shaped Sidewinder and Aztec Falls that is considered the most unusual slide of the aquapark. … Read further

John Lennon House

From the series “Houses of Famous People and Stars Currently Open to Tourists”
The fans 'The Beatles' from all over the world strive to visit the house of John Lennon. A few details of the life and the work of famous musicians can be learned only from the experienced museum guide. Many tourists complete the excursion program with the visit of the house of Paul McCartney, which is located on one of the neighboring streets. Not far from the villa is another object for Beatles fans worth seeing - the old Obdach Strawberry Field, to whose honor the musicians have called a song. … Read further
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