Liverpool is a lively city in the northwest of England which is famous for its architecture music and football clubs. It is located on the coast on the banks of the River Mersey. In 2008 Liverpool has been awarded the honour of being the European City of Culture. It's a great place for a city break!
Air: Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LPL) is the local airport and is around 12 kms south of the city centre. There are regular buses to the city including an Express Service. For flights to Liverpool click Expedia.co.uk for great flight deals.
Rail: Liverpool Lime Street is the main station which is located in the CBD. This is the departure point for mainline trains to London, Manchester and other UK cities. Liverpool is a branch line from the main UK west coast main line but is well served via connections to the rest of the UK.
What to See and Do
Liverpool's numerous atttractions include the following:
Albert Dock: This is a regenerated area of Liverpool docks which is full of converted warehouses. Instead of holding goods for export, the warehouses now function as hotels, swanky apartments and bars and restaurants. The Merseyside Maritime Museum is at the Albert dock and is well worth a visit with exhibitions on emigration as well as a number of heritage vessels.
Walker Art Gallery: Decorative and fine arts from all over Europe are housed at the Walker Gallery. The Gallery has been open for over 100 years and is delightful to visit.
Churches: Liverpool has two Cathedrals. The Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral is a Catholic Church and its modern architecture is said to resemble a wigwam! The Anglican Liverpool Cathedral has more conventional gothic architecture and the tower can be climbed for stunning views across the region.
Cavern Club: Liverpool is perhaps best known as being home to the Beatles. Visit the Cavern Club where it all started back in the 60s.
Buses: As with most UK cities there is an efficient bus network servicing the region. Consider buying a "Saveway" pass for convenience and to save you money.
Train: There are plentiful local trains which service the Liverpool and Merseyside area. The main stations in the city are Lime Street, Central and Moorfields.
Ferry: A trip to Liverpool would not be complete with taking a "ferry across the Mersey". Ferries are included in some types of Travel Pass.