Follow in the Footsteps of the World’s Most Popular Band
Liverpool is the birthplace of the world’s most popular band, The Beatles, and various tours offer the opportunity to follow in their footsteps, by visiting sights that have played an important role in the band’s history, including “The Beatles Story” in Albert Dock and the rebuilt Cavern Club, where they made their debut in 1961, the Beatles Shop and McCartney’s home, where they wrote and rehearsed many of their early songs.
Peer at Liverpool’s History in Albert Dock
The superbly restored Albert Dock is an impressive high block surrounding the harbor basin. The enormous Victorian buildings are built around an arcaded walkway and house boutiques, restaurants, cafés and museums, including the International Slavery Museum. If you want to combine a nice cup of coffee or a great meal with some very interesting information about the city’s history, Albert Dock is just the right place.
Learn Titanic’s saga & Dinosaur’s Secrets
The Maritime Museum is home to intriguing exhibitions about emigrants who left for North America. Model ships, authentic workshops, historic vessels and exhibits reanimating the tragic tales of Titanic and Lusitania will fascinate kids and grownups. Your children will also be thrilled by the U-boat Story, recreating the life aboard a submarine during wartime.
Thousands of kids have also gazed wide-eyed at Liverpool’s World Museum’s dinosaur exhibits and Egyptian mummies, while its aquarium and planetarium still magnetizes parents and children of all ages.
Family Escapes at the Pier Head
Liverpool boasts its own watery passage outside the city: the Leeds – Liverpool canal extension scythes through the Pier Head, a charming riverside landscape, offering stunning views and great gateways to escape the city’s buzzing streets, either by cycling and roller skating, or relaxing and sunbathing on the man-made beach.
Throughout the year, the Pier Head features a blend of live concerts, street animation, food and drink festivals and numerous family-friendly activities: Fab 4 workshops, face painting, creative crafting, Sky Swings and Segways.
Cycling Through Wirral Way
The Wirral Way is a footpath and cycle route that runs along the Dee side of the Wirral peninsula. Its grassy knolls are famed for their majestic views of the surrounding hills, the nearby beach and the Heswall Meadows. Hiring a bike and getting some picnic provisions with you is the best way to spend one of your afternoons in Liverpool.
Enjoy a Romantic Sunset in Everton Brow
Everton brow, north of the city centre, offers the best view of the city, with Mersey landscapes struggling to overshadow the spires and skyscrapers. While not the prettiest of local parks, Everton Brow boasts the most bewitching sunsets in Mersey.
Liverpool’s Celtic lore has shrouded the city in a cloth of myths and legends. The best way to explore them is a nocturnal exploration of Liverpool’s shadowy precincts. Besides learning about the city’s earliest history and sagas, you will have the chance to dive below the city streets into the plague pits and dungeons. It would be better to leave small kids out of this!