If you’ve never visited Liverpool, you might have an image of it as just another industrial city. But the reality of this famous city is actually a long way from that stereotype.
Liverpool is a beautiful city with countless attractions, remarkable architecture, and many museums. As such it’s well worth a visit if you’re planning a UK holiday.
Here’s a quick guide to some of the must-see sights Liverpool has to offer.
The famous Liverpool waterfront
Liverpool’s waterfront is recognised as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The long waterfront on the river Mersey is home to skyscrapers and historic buildings such as the Liver Building. It’s also where you’ll find the picturesque Albert Dock which houses the Maritime Museum, the International Museum of Slavery, and the modern Tate Gallery.
The imposing Anglican Cathedral
Liverpool Cathedral was designed by the same architect who designed the iconic red telephone booth. It’s the largest Anglican cathedral in the world, and the fifth largest cathedral in the world in general – it’s even larger than St. Paul’s Cathedral in London.
Liverpool also has a second large cathedral, the Catholic Metropolitan, which looks like a huge UFO has landed in the city centre. You might also like to visit St Luke’s, the famous bombed-out church at the top of Bold Street.
The beautiful district of St George
This area is close to the train station. You’ll find St George’s Hall, a massive building of neoclassical architecture with its cobbled square and lush garden, plus other impressive buildings such as the Walker Gallery and the Liverpool Public Library.
Crosby beach is located outside of Liverpool. If the weather is good, it’s a lovely beach for a family day out. It’s also scattered with sculptures depicting iron men gazing out to sea – perfect for a few photos.
The city of the Beatles
Liverpool’s relationship with this legendary band is visible pretty much everywhere you look, with a monument or tribute to the Beatles on almost every corner. You will also find a museum of Beatles history, as well as the famous Cavern Club where the band played and which operates to this day. This iconic venue has also hosted many other famous artists, including the Rolling Stones, Queen and The Who.
Liverpool has generally been known for its music scene since the 1950’s, and hosts various music festivals each year, such as Liverpool Sound City. The city is perfect for a walking tour, or you can hire a rental car and explore more of the city and surrounding areas; Enjoy Travel offers full coverage for the whole of Great Britain at great prices.
Have you visited Liverpool? What’s your number one recommendation when it comes to sights to explore?