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With top rated attractions, world class sport, endless history, spectacular events and unforgettable culture, there are countless reasons why a trip to Liverpool should be a priority. Located in the North West of England, along the river Mersey, Liverpool is home to nearly 500,000 permanent residents and attracts over 1 million tourists a year. Liverpool has exceptional hotels and transport links to ensure your visit to Liverpool is unforgettable and memorable as possible.

Getting to Liverpool

Travelling to Liverpool couldn’t be simpler, whether it’s by plane, train or even boat. Liverpool is served by two international airports including Liverpool John Lennon and Manchester airport which is just 50 minutes away.

Numerous train services run into Liverpool’s main station, Liverpool Lime Street including a 2 hour train journey to London Euston. However if you fancy travelling in style and fancy something new, why not arrive aboard one it the many cruise ships that dock at the City of Liverpool Cruise Terminal.

Getting around

Mersey travel offers tourists with various means of flexible and reliable travel by train, bus or ferry. Travelling via train from Liverpool’s City Centre couldn’t be easier with a choice of three central stations; Liverpool Lime Street, Liverpool Central and Moorfields all offering journeys to local and national destinations.

The City Centre also has two main bus terminals at Liverpool ONE and Queen Square giving tourists the option of exploring neighbouring areas. Taking ferries across the Mersey is not only a way of travel but has become a top ‘thing to do’ and is a great way to get a view of Liverpool’s skyline.

Attractions in Liverpool

The culture and history of Liverpool is impressive, from the Slave Trade to Titanic to The Beatles to Liverpool Football Club, the range of attractions on offer will appeal to all. Liverpool also offers many free attractions to ensure visitors on all budgets are catered for.

  • Albert Dock
  • The Beatles Story
  • Liverpool Echo Arena
  • The Cavern Club
  • Walker Art Gallery
  • Tate Liverpool
  • Anfield
  • Maritime Museum
  • Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral
  • Mersey Ferry
  • St Georges Hall
  • Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
  • Liverpool Empire Theatre
  • International Slavery Museum
  • Aintree Racecourse
  • World Museum Liverpool
  • Royal Liver Building
  • Liverpool Cathedral

Hotels in Liverpool

Liverpool has some of the best hotels in England, with a choice of hotels to meet almost everyone’s budget. Ranging from the luxury heights of the Hilton Hotel, to the more affordable Premier Inn, hotels in Liverpool offer far more than a comfortable nights sleep.

Restaurants in Liverpool

After winning the Capital of Culture award in 2008, Liverpool has seen a surge in different cuisines and restaurants in the city. Whether your a fan of the Peri-Peri chicken at Nandos, all you can eat Red Hot Buffet or a burger and chips at Jamie Carragher’s very own world famous restaurant, Liverpool certainly has it all to offer.

Entertainment

Liverpool has a range of restaurants, bars, shops, museums and visitor tours, making Liverpool one of the most popular locations in the North West of England. If you’re a football fan, the Anfield Stadium Tour is certainly a great choice of activity, unless you’re a Manchester United Fan, and if that’s the case why not get on the next train to Manchester and see the Manchester United Stadium Tour. If football isn’t your cup of tea there’s theatre halls, concert venues and a variety of museums all of which can be taken advantage of.

Shopping

Liverpool is an ideal destination for shopping enthusiasts with choices ranging from the modern Liverpool ONE to high street stores and one off designer boutiques. Liverpool is very much a compact city, and shops in the centre are all within walking distance of one another.

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