Liverpool’s proud maritime heritage is reflected in its numerous preserved dock buildings which together constitute a UNESCO World Heritage site. Many of these buildings have been imaginatively repurposed, such as the Albert Dock complex which houses Tate Liverpool, one of the UK’s major modern art collections. The so-called “Three Graces” – the Liver, Cunard and Port of Liverpool Buildings – dominate the Mersey waterfront and together form an instantly recognizable symbol of the city.
For the best view of Liverpool climb to the top of the enormous Anglican Cathedral, which on a clear day offers vistas stretching to Wales. Explore St. George’s Hall, Europe’s largest neo-classical building, the Tudor Speke Hall and some of Britain’s finest Georgian architecture. Not forgetting of course the Cavern Club and numerous other sites associated with the city’s best-known export, The Beatles.
Liverpool is well connected to the rest of mainland Britain by rail, while domestic and European flights use John Lennon Airport.
Underground trains will take you around the city center and a “ferry cross the Mersey” to neighboring Birkenhead is a must.