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 Albert Docks Liverpool 

Liverpool waterfront at nightFor details of  Liverpool Hotels and Holidays, Guest Houses, Cottages  and Attractions. Go to Liverpool Hotels  Guest Houses and Cottages

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. 



Liverpool DocksWorth 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. 


Albert Docks 


Beatles on the BeachIf 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 -       

Map of the Liverpool area

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Whether your idea of an ideal activity is sunbathing or you prefer something more strenuous, the  chances are that you will be able to pursue this at the coast. 

Attractions - see listings pages

A huge selection of attractions are available within the coastal area and this section will have details of many of them -  from piers and harbours to fun fairs and roller coasters, 

Pubs, restaurants and shopping guide

The listings section will also have details of pubs, restaurants, nightclubs and shops available in the locality. Restaurants and shops coming soon.....


We will bring you feature  articles  about the coastline and  news items about life in the coastal area. contributions to this section are welcome.

Photo Gallery

A great selection of photos from the Southwest region.





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