Liverpool

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Liverpool

Renowned as the producer of football teams, comedians, and the Beatles, Liverpool was once Britain's principal port. Waterfront
Liverpool - the very name conjures up pictures of tall ships and wild seas. The best place to start your adventure in this great seaport is the waterfront.The Albert Dock has been developed as a tourist centre, and the award-winning Merseyside Maritime Museum traces Liverpool's history as a major port and departure point for emigrants to North America and Australia.

Culture
To best appreciate the cultural richness of Liverpool, make your starting point St George's Plateau. Here, you will find a feast of classical buildings, housing a superb choice of both historic and contemporary culture.
The story of the Beatles is told in an exhibition nearby, while the Tate Gallery Liverpool and the Walker Art Gallery have the best collections of British art outside London.
Along the street is the much-loved theatre repertory company, the Everyman Theatre. On the subject of theatres, sample a little theatre history by visiting the Playhouse (Williamson Square), Britain's longest established repertory theatre. Three other theatres in the city are well worth a visit: The Royal Court (Roe Street), The Neptune (Hanover Street) and The Empire (Lime Street).
Classical music lovers will find the home of the renowned Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra at the Philharmonic Hall (Hope Street).

Cathedrals
Liverpool is one of the few cities in the world to boast two cathedrals. Liverpool Cathedral is the largest Anglican cathedral in Europe and one of the major buildings of this century. The Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King is a unique Catholic cathedral.

Shopping
The City of Liverpool has an enormous choice of shopping. Interesting speciality shops and markets abound from the Albert Dock, Church Street and Bold Street to Paddy's Market. If shopping is your passion, you'll find just what you're looking for in this cosmopolitan city. The streets around the centre contain many specialist shops from designer clothing to antiques.
Liverpool's shops are now open "8 days-a-week".

Pubs, clubs and dining out
Liverpool was once said to have an ale-house on every corner,for example:
The Vines, The Philharmonic, Flanagan's Apple and The Cavern Club.

Sport
Liverpool is known throughout the world for its football clubs (Liverpool & Everton), it's race courses, and quality golf links.

Football
Liverpool is home to two famous Premier League football clubs; Liverpool FC, established in 1892 and Everton FC, established in 1878.
Horse Racing
Aintree Racecourse is the home of the world's largest steeplechase, The Martel Grand National. For another great day at the races, visit Haydock Park. Golf
The golf courses in and around Liverpool are second to none. Nearby Southport is home to Royal Birkdale, the finest of the English British Open Championship venues.

Parks
Liverpool has a great heritage of public parks and gardens.
One of the first parks in this country is Princes Park. Particularly worth a visit is Sefton Park with its famous Palm House, graceful avenues, wooded vales and lake. Calderstones Park has a more formal theme, with its walled old-English garden, Japanese garden and other specialist areas.

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