Here’s some more information about my hometown of Liverpool, UK that I started in my last blog post. There’s so much history and culture there and I want to share it with all of you. If you’re considering a visit to Liverpool, let me know if you have any questions. If you’re been there before, I’d love to hear your thoughts about it.
Thanks to The Beatles, Liverpool has become a positive mecca for music lovers worldwide. Beatles fan? Then make a beeline to the Beatles Story on the Albert Dock.
The city’s place in the story of pop didn’t start and finish with the Fab Four. Their contemporaries in the Merseybeat scene and musicians as diverse as Echo and the Bunnymen, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, and Atomic Kitten have roots in the city as well as the recent M.T.V. Europe Music Awards 2008 being hosted by the city.
Liverpool’s port, the second city of the British Empire, provided the gateway to Britain, and a window to the rest of the world, culminating in the vibrant, diverse, international city Liverpool is today. Maritime heritage weaves a rich thread through the city today, from the
The waterfront region was awarded World Heritage Site status in 2004 by UNESCO.
Fresh Air & Green Spaces
Liverpool is the centre of a dynamic area containing seaside resorts, breathtaking landscapes, vibrant towns and villages with a host of historic places and stories.
What’s more it’s all joined together by a comprehensive network of road, rail and ferry links that makes destinations a joy to travel to.
Sport in Liverpool
Liverpool has one of the country’s most successful football club. It hosts the world’s most famous steeplechase and being at the heart of England’s Golf Coast, with no fewer than three Royal courses. To keep on top of the latest regional sport news, I refer to the BBC website.
For a glimpse of the city prior to your visit, check out Liverpooltelly.com. It is a comprehensive website hosting a library of short programs that reflect the spirit of one of the world’s most influential cities, historic and contemporary.
There are thieves and scammers operating in every major tourist city across Europe. Any travel guidebook will tell you to watch your wallet and jewellery and to keep your money and traveller’s cheques in a secure place. As good as this common sense advice is, you really won’t know what it’s like to have pickpockets and con artists trying to separate you from your money until you hear the first-hand accounts of people who’ve already been swindled.