Famous throughout the world for its vibrant culture and heritage and those iconic
Liver Birds standing guard over the city, Liverpool is truly like no other. Home to
The Beatles, a rich industrial history, the Grand National, a wealth of famous
landmarks and not just one but two Premier League football teams, Liverpool's status
as 2008 European Capital of Culture was a thoroughly deserved one. Sport is at the
heart of this vibrant city, and no visit is complete without a trip to see either
Liverpool or Everton play, or a quick flutter on the horses at Aintree.
From guided trips across the Mersey to the brand new Museum of Liverpool, this
city is more than just a sum of its parts, and has to be experienced first-hand to
appreciate it fully. Its people are renowned for being generous and friendly, and
with a host of places to go and things to see, there are plenty of opportunities
to get more acquainted with them.
Liverpool has much to offer in the way of shopping and fine dining, and the
day doesn't end when the sun goes down, for the city is world famous for its
nightlife. The Cavern Club, birthplace of Beatlemania, still stands to this day and is
one of hundreds of places to be entertained in the city. And with festivals and
celebrations taking place all year round, there's always something to do.
As you'd expect from such an historic place, Liverpool also has plenty of architecture
and heritage dating back many hundreds of years, from its spectacular cathedral to its
many museums and galleries. Its industrial heritage is still clearly on display at its
docks and commercial centres, but today the city is one of the largest economies in the
UK, with everything from freight and shipping to e-commerce and finance keeping this
dynamo of a city turning.
Outside the city centre there's also much to see, including places like Southport
with its 22 miles of impressive coastline and beaches, as well as the Wirral Peninsula,
a hidden gem that allows you to get away from the hustle and bustle whilst enjoying the
scenic countryside. Further afield you can access the thriving city of Manchester, or
head up to the stunning scenery of the Lake District.