The building looms over Liverpool, and no wonder – it’s the largest cathedral in the world. Even the building’s bell and pipe organ are record breakers.
Designed by neo-Gothic architect Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, at the tender age of 21, the sandstone building’s foundation stone was laid in 1904 and the cathedral was consecrated in 1924.
The bell tower is one of the tallest in the world, providing views across the Mersey and along the coast. Unfortunately, Scott didn’t live to see the tower’s completion, as construction wasn’t completed until 1961.
After perusing artworks by such diverse artists as Tracey Emin and Della Robbia, admire the cathedral’s soaring internal spaces, take the Tower Experience for city views, tour the embroidery exhibition, and visit the Lady Chapel to see its ornate reredos screen.
The Great Space audio tour takes you on a self-guided tour of the cathedral, from its founding to today. Look out for the iconic red telephone box, also designed by the cathedral’s architect, Giles Gilbert Scott.
Me and my friend went on this tour of Liverpool, although we are local we learnt facts about Liverpool we didn't know. The commentary was very nformative. Our driver was friendly and helpful, witty but professional, he helped make the tour a great experience.
Great value for $$. The tour guide was fun and informative. Suggestion to anyone interested, ride the full tour and on the 2nd round began your personal journey to sites interested. Great time!