On the Mersey beat; Jane Day; Yorkshire Post

UK – Liverpool – Maritime Mercantile City

The birthplace of the legendary Fab Four and a designated Unesco World Heritage Site, Liverpool is one of the gems in the Northern cultural crown. The waterfront is a good place to start, and making our way through the city we are met with an impressive array of historic buildings.

The Liver Building, a Liverpool landmark, inspired another classic, the popular seventies TV show, The Liver Birds. The two Liver bird statutes perch proudly 300ft above the city. Legend says one of these mythical creatures protects the people of Liverpool, while the other looks out for visitors coming into port.

Made up of three docks, Albert Dock is the busiest, with shops, hotels and restaurants. It also has an impressive collection of museums. Around the waterfront is the internationally renowned Tate Liverpool, the Maritime Museum and Slavery Museum.

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