Unlike other tourist places, Liverpool does not have a small list of places that tourists can see. Just wandering around the city would make your list a long list of attraction spot. You could use a lot of time traveling around the city, filled with galleries and museums.
Liverpool has an easy way of travelling system. It has Merseyrail system that connects the suburban area to the city center. There are rail stations, bus stops, ferry services and other personalized transport facilities. These transportations connect many tourist spots, making it easy for the tourists to wander around.
Spots of attraction
The visit to the city is meaningless if one doesn’t take a glimpse of the river. Pier Head is the backbone for industrial revolution, emigration and trading port of slaves, in the past. Down the river, there are three buildings named, the Three Graces. There is also Museum of Liverpool, down the Pier Head.
Albert Dock was opened in the year 1846 and it is one of the busiest places, till date. It has Tate Liverpool, Maritime Museum, Customs and Excise Museum and Museum of International Slavery. In the evening, the Albert dock is filled with shops, small restaurants and bars.
Mersey Ferry takes you across Birkenhead to the city on a fifty minute cruise. The Beatles Story is a must watch for music fans. The Liverpool Cathedral has the heaviest bells, highest arches and possesses the world’s largest organ. It is the largest in the country and the fifth largest Cathedral in the world.
At the entrance of the oldest Chinatown, the Chinese arch is present. It is 50 feet high and has more than 200 dragons studded on it. There are many restaurants in Chinatown. The Merseyside Maritime Museum has four floors of galleries explaining the borders, emigration gallery, Battle of Atlantic and many others. It also has a dining room, café and other shops.
The Knowsley Safari Park will allow visitors to watch the animals roam freely while the people are confined to a cage or car. It is a drive through reserve of about 8 miles Formby point has a long stretch of sandy beach, red squirrel reserve and dune collection. There are many other beaches like the Southport Beach and Another Place with hundreds of cast iron figures spread around the beach.
The ‘echo wheel’ of Liverpool is a 60 meter high giant wheel and one can catch great views of the city and the sea, from it. There are many botanical gardens like Ness Botanic Gardens, the New Ferry Butterfly Park and the Croxteth Hall.
For casino lovers, Leo Casino is on the Queens Dock, which is next to the famous Albert Dock. The St George’s Hall is a symbol of neoclassical architecture and has courts and concert halls. The Pilkington factory shows the visitor, the process of making glass from its raw materials. The city is filled with art galleries.
Food focused places in Liverpool are the 60 Hope street with its classic desserts, The London Carriage Works with local-produce restaurant and the panoramic restaurant on the 34th floor of West tower.
Do not miss the John Smith’s Grand National horse race in April and Liverpool Sound festival in May. The largest music festival, Matthew Street Music Festival takes place in August. For family spots, try the Underwater Street, U-Boat Story and the Southport Air Show. These spots are a great attraction for small kids. Do not forget to enjoy the nightlife with Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, O2 Academy and the Laughterhouse Comedy club.