For the past year now Liverpool, England has been the European Capital of Culture city. Certainly if you were to visit this wonderful city not just this year but next there will be plenty for you to do and see during your time there. You may not be aware but Liverpool is second only to London in terms of art galleries and museums per person.
But it isn’t just the city of Liverpool which has much to offer its visitors there are plenty of things to do and see in the surrounding areas. Here, we’ll look at just a few of the things you can see and do when you visit Liverpool.
Of course no visit to Liverpool would be complete without learning more about The Beatles. Situated in Albert Dock, Liverpool is the Beatles Story and here you can trace the group’s life back to the very beginning. It shows the visitors what happened when four young guys from this city became world famous. But not only does it look at their music but at their lives as they grew up and how they came to form such an iconic group.
Other places along with the Beatles Story that should not be missed during a visit to the Culture Capital of Europe are as follows:-
- Merseyside Maritime Museum – Also located in Albert Dock this museum houses a wide array of items reflecting the importance of the sea to this city. Including how important both Liverpool and its docks were during World War Two and how members of the merchant navy coped with life on the high seas. The museum also has exhibits on the Titanic, Lusitania and Forgotten Empress ocean liners.
- Speke Hall – This looks at how life was in Liverpool as far back as the fifteenth century. Speke Hall is a famous half-timbered building and was originally built during the 1490s. It has a complete history of its life during the last 500 years.
- Knowsley Safari Park – This was opened by the 18th Earl of Derby in 1971. Although most people go to visit the safari park there are plenty of other attractions for the whole family to enjoy. There is also the Reptile House, Childrens Farm and the Parrot and Sea Lion shows as well.
- Western Approaches – This attraction is located under the streets of Liverpool and provides you with an insight into what life was like during the 1940s. Here is where the people were under constant pressure to protect England from invasion and ensure that the Battle of the Atlantic was won by us. This is a truly dramatic way to see how we coped during those troubled times.