Liverpool Journals

Around the Albert Dock

A travel journal to Liverpool by fizzytom

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Quote: Reviews of attractions and restaurants around Liverpool's famous Albert Dock

Albert Dock

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Attraction | "An Overview of the Albert Dock"

Albert Dock Photo, Liverpool, England
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Liverpool’s Albert Dock is a brilliant example of how a piece of Britain’s industrial heritage can be preserved and re-purposed. It was cutting edge when it was first constructed and today it is home to some of the country’s finest museums and galleries. A far cry from the dilapidation it fell into in the 1970s, the Albert Dock is now Liverpool’s most popular tourist attraction and Britain’s most popular multi-use attraction. Many people just come to stroll around the docks; I like to do it myself. I have permanently itchy feet and there’s something about being on the docks at Liverpool that makes you feel like you’re at the gateway to the rest of the world. In years gone by ships would b...Read More

Albert Dock
22 Edward Pavilion
Liverpool, England L3 4AF
+44 (151) 708-7334

Yellow Duck Marine Tours

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Attraction | "YellowDuckMarine Tours"

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The Duck Tour leaves the Albert Dock every hour in peak season and is one of the best ways to see the city - especially if you're short on time. It's also good to get your bearings when you first arrive. The vehicles are reconditioned ex-WWII amphibious vehicles, meaning they can be used on land and in water. Each holds around 20 people and are wheelchair friendly too. The first element is the land tour: the tour takes in the major sights with a commentary from the driver, but unfortunatley when in busy traffic this can sometimes be hard to hear. The tour is confined to the city centre so you'll not get to all of the Beatles related sights and has, to stick pretty much to the main roads but as...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 16, 2003

Yellow Duck Marine Tours
Unit 32 Anchor Courtyard -- Britannia Pavillion
Liverpool, England L3 4AS
0151 708 7799

Pump House

Attraction | "The Pump House"

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This pleasant pub is a bit of an odd one. It is popular with locals but gets rammed with tourists on sunny days. It is housed in an old building which used to pump water between the docks (hence the name) and with its wooden floors and timber features it certainly has a watery feel. Meals are available standard pub fare with offers like two for one. You can even get a plate of that Liverpool specialty "Scouse." Portions are hefty and you can get anything from a sandwich to a curry. Drinks are nothing out of the ordinary, but there is a fair selection of wines by the bottle as well as the glass - more than you would expect from a non-specialist pub. The pub is divided into nooks and crannies so you can...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 7, 2006

Pump House
Albert Dock
Liverpool, England L3 4AN
+44 151 709 2367

International Slavery Museum

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Attraction | "Slavery Past and Present - Visit and Learn"

International Slavery Museum Photo, Liverpool, England
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The rise of Britain’s great industrial cities is inextricably tied up in the slave trade. The ‘dark satanic mills’ of the Lancashire towns processed the cotton that came from the southern states of America and the finished cloth was traded in grand Manchester warehouses. Visitors to Manchester’s splendid Exchange Theatre can see the sumptuous surroundings in which commodities were traded, a far cry from the terrible conditions endured by those unfortunate enough to be sold as slaves, sent across the ocean and force to live under conditions that are almost unimaginable. The port city of Liverpool also grew prosperous on the back of forced labour. It is said that approximately three quarters...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 4, 2012

International Slavery Museum
Albert Dock
Liverpool, England 3 4
0151 478 4499