Liverpool Coast Guide
Located on the opposite side of the River Mersey to Birkenhead is the famous port of Liverpool - renown for its docks, cheery citizens, and as the home of The Beatles. By the middle of the nineteenth century Liverpool was one of the busiest ports in the world and an estimated 9 million people embarked on ships for the new world. Unfortunately, as was the case in many British ports, its fortunes declined as the great liners moved to other ports and cargoes switched to containers from the bulk carriers.
Albert Docks Liverpool
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However Liverpool's star is rising again and in 2008 it will become European City of Culture. The city is in the process of re-inventing itself as a prosperous commercial and cultural centre after several decades of decline. Signs of the decline can still be seen in the boarded up buildings and unkempt streets but now there are signs of renovation all round the city.
Worth visiting is the Albert Docks area, a large restored area of Victorian docks. Liverpool also has two cathedrals and many fine Victorian buildings, such as the The Royal Liver Building, the Cunard Building and The Port of Liverpool Building which are all situated on the Mersey waterfront.
If you're interested in the history of rock and pop then you should take the Beatles Tour which visits places in the city centre where the band used to hang out and play music including the Cavern Club. Liverpool still has a lively band scene and energetic nightlife.
Beatles at the beach
Places to visit around Liverpool - Tourist Attractions
Walker Art Gallery - The National Gallery of the North - William Brown Street Liverpool Merseyside L3 8EL Tel: 0151 478 4199
World Museum Liverpool - Artefacts from around the World - See the Bug House for a great collection of beatles!! William Brown Street Liverpool Merseyside L3 8EN Tel: 0151 478 4393
Catalyst Science Discovery Centre - Exhibition about chemistry and its influence on out lives - Mersey Road Halton Cheshire WA8 0DF Tel: 0151 420 1121
Royal Liver Building - Home of the famous liver birds and centrepiece of the Liverpool waterfront - Pier Head Liverpool Merseyside L3 1HT
Albert Dock - Restored Victorian docks now filled with shops and cafes - Suite 22 Edward Pavilion Albert Dock Liverpool Merseyside L3 4AF Tel: 0151 708 7334
Many more places are available - see Liverpool tourism site for more details - www.visitliverpool.com/
Map of the Liverpool area
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