Liverpool Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

Liverpool Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia


Liverpool rises from the coastal plains of
West Lancashire, where the River Mersey meets the Irish Sea. Whether it be the winds of trade, war, or
travel, this city’s fortunes have been tied to the
ocean for over 800 years. In the 19th century, Liverpool was Britain’s trading gateway
to the world, creating an enormous wealth that was ploughed back into the city’s skyline. In Liverpool, every brick, gable, and spire, is a proclamation of the city’s industry
and optimism. Right in the heart of Liverpool, by the banks of the city’s beloved River
Mersey, is Pier Head. Wander across this floating
pier, where the excitement and teary farewells of Transatlantic steamship passengers once filled
the air. Just behind Pier Head, rises the city’s
crown, The Three Graces. Named after the Greek goddesses of charm,
beauty and creativity, these three buildings stand as a testament to both Liverpool’s former trading might, and the city’s eternal love of beauty. One of the best views of The Three Graces is from the Museum of Liverpool, which traces the ways that maritime trade, music and sport has shaped the city. From Pier Head, a great way to explore Liverpool’s
waterfront is aboard an iconic Mersey Ferry, the riverboats which inspired the famous song. Take a River Explorer Cruise, and hop off at various attractions along the
way, such as the U-Boat Story. In 1993 the German submarine, U-534, was raised from the bottom of the North Sea
by treasure-hunters. Although no Nazi gold was found, the submarine was remarkably well preserved. Today the U-Boat serves as a fascinating window into the men and machines which wrought havoc
on Allied shipping during World War Two. Just upriver from Pier Head, is the city’s
former engine room, The Albert Docks. Once packed with goods such as ivory, tea
and tobacco, today the docks are the storehouses of many
of the city’s historic and cultural treasures. At the Merseyside Maritime Museum, explore Liverpool’s oceangoing past, from
the ages of sail, to Titanic stories of loss and sacrifice. Next door, the acclaimed International Slavery
Museum is a sobering reminder that the bricks of
Liverpool were mortared with the blood and sweat of
Africa. When the UK’s premier art institution, The
Tate, searched for a northern home to exhibit works from its national collection, the perfect home was found here, by the Mersey. Just across the dock, climb aboard another
submarine, and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds
of the Fab Four, at The Beatles Story. More than just the city’s finest cultural
export, The Beatles were Liverpool’s gift to the
world. Admire memorabilia that has acquired an almost
sacred status, such as John Lennon’s spectacles, and George
Harrison’s first guitar. A few blocks away, continue your Magical Mystery
Tour, down the stairs at 10 Mathew Street. In the
early sixties, The Beatles performed at the Cavern Club almost
300 times, and along with bands such, the Rolling Stones, The Who, and The Kinks, helped make this tiny stage the center of
the musical universe. But to discover the true birthplace of the
Beatles, take a trip to the leafy Liverpool suburbs. Set in the basement of a quiet suburban house, The Casbah Coffee Club ran for just three
short years, before being locked up for decades. Today you can tour this incredible time capsule, to see murals painted by the band, and hear from those who were there to witness
the explosion of Beatlemania. Step even further back into Beatles history, at St Peter’s, the church where John Lennon
and Paul McCartney first met. In the graveyard, where the two sunbathed
as teenagers, lays the gravestone of Eleanor Rigby, the subject of one of the Beatles most famous
and haunting songs. Liverpool is filled with magnificent houses
of worship. In 1903, a 22 year-old student of architecture
won a competition to design the city’s new Anglican Cathedral,…his
only previous design credit, was a pipe stand. The judges stood by their decision, and 75 years later their faith was rewarded
with the completion of one of the world’s most glorious cathedrals. Not to be outdone, the city’s Catholic community unveiled their
own, rather controversial, Cathedral in the mid
1960s. Today, the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, sometimes referred to as “Paddy’s Wigwam”, stands as a testament to the daring spirit
of sixties. But if there are two places just as sacred
to Liverpudlians as their cathedrals, it’s the cities football grounds. Both Liverpool and Everton football clubs
have made Liverpool, England’s most successful footballing city. At Anfield Road Stadium, stand before the statue of the Liverpool manager
who uttered the immortal words, “Football is not a matter of life or death,…it’s
far, far more important than that.” Liverpool is a city where elegance awaits
at every turn. Visit gardens of national importance, like Sefton Park, and stop by the bandstand
that inspired The Beatles’, Sargent Pepper’s Album. Explore the lavish interiors of stately homes, like Croxteth Hall and Sudley House. At the
Walker Art Gallery, stand before artistic treasures that span
the great ages of humankind. Not content to ride the waves of history, Liverpool has forever looked to new horizons, and right across the city you’ll see daring
architecture charting a course to tomorrow. Liverpool may no longer be England’s gateway
to the world, yet each day here is voyage into a spectacular
past, and,…a bright bold future.

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    Travel The World

    I have visited Liverpool twice now and i must that the city is such an amazing place to travel too, not only for people who love football but for everyone. I made a video on my two trips to Liverpool and if anyone could some feedback that 
    would be much appreciated. Thanks!

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    Gina Gamble

    :29 seconds in says Liverpool was the trading century of the world in the 19th century….Not only did they trade goods they also traded CHILDREN….my Grandma was living proof they traded and sold Children in the 1920's….
    Would love to go back and see my relatives again…As much has changed since then and it has risen into a beautiful sea side town/city…

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    Shane Kirk

    I'm live in leeds but for me Liverpool will always b my second home as i'm a frequent visitor to the city and a true blue evertonian

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    James Whitfield

    I don't know who wrote the script for this but people from Liverpool are not 'Liverpoolians'. The correct term is LIverpudlians.

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    [email protected]

    Liverpool offers visitors and locals so much, particularly in terms of food. It's one of the main reasons I love it here! I put together a short video on my favourite 5 restaurants on Bold Street: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQR-3ayDyAM

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    Willi Busch

    my wife and i have booked a trip for few days for visiting liverpool in 2018!!! we are from germany and we love england!!! liverpool will be another highlight of this extraordinary country!!! thank you for the informative insight!!!

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    Sam Judge

    I love the irony seeing martin Luther king in the same flag with Obama, as drastically different when you look to their character and opposite views.

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    catherine barrow

    It's my home Liverpool I live there and when it is special seromanys we have rides come to liverpool there is my favorite place is Kaspar it is a wonderful place it is a desert place

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    CSV Chris'sSportsVids

    I am an 11 year old and I went on a tour of this city. It was so diverse. I support Liverpool just because of the Beatles. I was so happy to go on the tour

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    The Giant Killers

    It's gonna be interesting in about five or six years time. With the greatest of respect to Everton, who are a noble and storied Football Club in English history without doubt, their inability to land a major honour in the last quarter of a century, coupled with the rise of the Champions League has meant that most ordinary non Football fanatic tourists only think of Liverpool FC today. However, don't be dismayed Evertonians as I foresee a situation in about five years time where tourists arriving in the city instantly notice the large Football stadium on the waterfront and think that must be Liverpool FC. How many tourists are going to turn up at Everton's new ground only to be confused.

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    Badders1977

    Im sorry expedia, but why would there be any gold onboard a military submarine during world war 2? Why point this out?

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    studio7

    This is a good representation of Liverpool, probably the UK's best vuctorian city…but there are some amazing architecture just walking around the streets that should have been explored more. Worlds biggest docks..some of the best pub interiors..worlds first skyscraper..mersey tunnel..worlds oldest train station..first train intercity journey in the world. St. Georges hall is very impressive both inside and out. A sunny day always helps. Liverpools has more myseums ans statues..apart from London in the UK so plenty of things to see..if your a Harry Potter fan..visit the Picton Library in William Brown st.in the city centre.

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    Ольга K

    I am so happy, we have just booked a hotel for the Christmas in Liverpool. I suggest who wants to visit this place, don't lose a moment, hotels price is 100£ for two nights.

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    KINGT1GER

    Liverpool, the best City in the World..      
    We welcome anyone to our Wonderful City, you will be pleasantly surprised..

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    AimsWillbeback 60s

    Why is this in my recommended playlist I have never had anything to do with Liverpool I’m from Norwich 💚💛😂😂I wanna go here tho looks so cool I also love the Beatles xx

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    Tamar Lejava

    Liverpool is very beautiful.😍 especially liked the garden of national collections of the gallery and monuments.it's also very good when you cross the sea in the flying over the gulls or other birds.I liked this video.😍

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    kapanadze luka.

    Liverpool is cool place with nice builfings and amazing streets and of course history)) I like it and I want to travark here and see everything in real life❤️

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    shorena ruxadze

    liverpool is the good place . Buildings is so nice. street is beautiful. castle is great place. also musiem is very interesting. i want to visit and i hope one day i will visit❤️❤️🤩🤩

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    Mari Mari

    Wow Liverpool I'd very beautiful,interesting and historical place.I really like this place.I want to visit this place and see its buildings and streets and have a good adventure.I think that this place will be in my cities list where I want to travell.it has very beautiful nature

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    Nani Shengelia

    I like 👍👍👍👌👌👌Liverpool very much because it is very good👍👍👌👌👍👍👌👌,big and beautiful 🌌🌉🌆very much.I like here museum 🏢🏢🏢very much I like 👍👍👌👌museums very much because here is lots of old things.also I like here buildings🏢🌆🏢🌃🌆 in Liverpool is lots of big and very beautiful buildings here is very beautiful castle🏰🏰🏰🏯🏯👑 it is big here is also pictures and lots of valuable items👑👑. Also in one building in museum is famous footballer's T-shirt👕. Here is very very good and pretty street🌉🌉🌃🌃🌆🌏. I want trevel ✈✈🚁🚁🚢🚢🚣🚣⛵⛵very much and one city from my dream🌌🌌🌌🌃🌃 where I want to go this is Liverpool🎊🎉🎇🎊🎉. I like👌👌👍👍👍 and I love ❤💖💕💞💞💘💟Liverpool very much👍👍👌

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    Immortal 86

    I feel bad now that I didn't spend time in Liverpool when I had the chance too on my adventure around Great Britain…All the better reasons to visit again.

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    Luiz Henrique Romwell

    When i was a Kid, i thought hogwarts was in liverpool, because i actually thought harry Potter places looked like this town!

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    Yona McCrum

    Just got back from Liverpool this March 2019. Nice city! And I made video about anfield tour and the beatles exhibition there ❤ also some entrance fees… Hope its helping for your future visit!!

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    GamerKing0504

    Home to the Best Football team in the world
    The best accent in the world
    The best band to ever exist
    A great dock
    And a great history

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    Rebecamehall YT

    You forgot Liverpool bold street and the 3 museums on the same street including the walker art gallery, natural history museum and the theatre

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    Stephen McNally

    If you visit Liverpool, you won't be disappointed. Best galleries in UK (apart from London); most listed buildings in England (apart from London); most Georgian properties in England (apart from London) and two very impressive cathedrals. Futhermore, theres plenty of shops, bars and restaurants, which make it an excellent choice for a break. Liverpool, without doubt, is one of the UK's best cities.

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    Alex Shin

    Just came back from a trip around the UK including Liverpool. On the train to Penrith met a lovely woman who lives just across the river from Liverpool and we talked all the way to Penrith! And in another instance, but this time in Manchester, one of the cab drivers saw me taking a picture of his cab and offered me to take his seat behind the wheel and take a picture of me! So yeah, people are lovely there 🙂

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