Liverpool town guide
The Pierhead waterfront still dominated by the Cunard and Liver buildings, this is the city from where the Cunard-White Star liners used to sail to America. The old dock warehouses now turned into the Albert Dock complex of shops, cafes, the Tait Northern art gallery and hotels, there is now a flourishing musical and artistic life in the city. The Walker Art Gallery near Lime Street Station and St Georges Hall house many important works, including a wonderful collection of Pre-Raphelite paintings.
Well known around the world as the birthplace of The Beatles, trips can be made to visit the re-creation of the Cavern Club and other places associated with John, Paul, George and Ringo. John Lennon's house has been opened to the public by the National Trust.
Home to two great cathedrals- one Anglican, the other Roman Catholic- and with two great football clubs-Liverpool and Everton - Liverpool has much to attract the visitor. You can still take a "Ferry 'cross the Mersey" to the Wirral and Birkenhead, and the Mersey tunnel - both a road and railway tunnel-connect the two sides of the River Mersey.
Rent a car and visit Manchester and Chester while in the area-they are less than an hours drive from Liverpool.
The John Lennon Airport at Speke is not far from the city centre and is served by a number of scheduled carriers.