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Visiting Liverpool

Despite a rich history dating back to the 13th century, Liverpool is known less for its important role as a major shipping port than for its primary export: The Beatles. It's a reputation the city embraces, however, greeting Beatlemaniacs with tours like Beatles Magical Mystery Tour and The Beatles Fab Four Taxi Tour, not to mention spots like the Beatles Story Museum, memorabilia shops like Mathew Street Gallery and the famed Cavern Club, where the boys were discovered. But Liverpool isn't all John, Paul, George and Ringo. The bustling Albert Dock district is home to world-class museums like the Tate Liverpool, not to mention a host of... Read More Despite a rich history dating back to the 13th century, Liverpool is known less for its important role as a major shipping port than for its primary export: The Beatles. It's a reputation the city embraces, however, greeting Beatlemaniacs with tours like Beatles Magical Mystery Tour and The Beatles Fab Four Taxi Tour, not to mention spots like the Beatles Story Museum, memorabilia shops like Mathew Street Gallery and the famed Cavern Club, where the boys were discovered. But Liverpool isn't all John, Paul, George and Ringo. The bustling Albert Dock district is home to world-class museums like the Tate Liverpool, not to mention a host of excellent bars and restaurants.

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Stories and Tips Liverpool

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Ferry Cross The Mersey

Written by eilidhcatriona on 20 May, 2013

One of the must-have experiences on our recent visit to Liverpool was to take a ferry across the Mersey. This turned out to be necessary in order to visit U-Boat Story, which we were very keen to do, but it was also something my partner's…Read More


Missing in Action: The Fab Four

Written by eilidhcatriona on 10 May, 2013

The Fab 4D Experience is part of the overall Beatles Story experience in Liverpool, located at Pier Head, in the same building as the Mersey Ferries terminal. The main Beatles Story exhibition is located at Albert Dock, and alongside the Fab 4D Experience is the…Read More


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Superlambananas

Written by koshkha on 23 Sep, 2012

What do you get if you cross a lamb with a banana and blow up the resulting hybrid to be 17 feet tall? It's an obvious answer; you get a Superlambanana of course, what else?Way back in 1998 the first lambanana was created by a…Read More


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Sod's Law in Liverpool

Written by tvordj on 07 Oct, 2011

It's Sod's Law isn't it?I was to catch the train at 9:37 to meet a friend in Liverpool. I got off the bus at the main bus terminal in the city centre and the heavens opened and I got wet. I hurried along to the…Read More


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Our train journey - a great way to travel

Written by MichaelJM on 14 Nov, 2010

We were sat at our reserved seat on the 10.41 to Liverpool Lime Street, just after 10.30. The Sunday paper and a cup of coffee were on the table (we always ask for a table seat) and we were ready for off. I’ve never made…Read More


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It's all in the planning!!

Written by MichaelJM on 13 Nov, 2010

It had been years and years since I’d spent any time in Liverpool. As a child, being the son of a Liverpudlian, we used to take the train from my home town of Lincoln over to this great North-eastern port. My father loved his home…Read More


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Liverpool

Written by tvordj on 03 Feb, 2009

I was to catch the train at 9:37 which takes about 45 minutes to get from Manchester Piccadilly station to Liverpool Lime St. The bus into Manchester was late. And when I got off the bus, the heavens opened and I got wet. The…Read More


International Beatle Week

Written by marseilles on 17 Mar, 2007

The International Beatle Week is an annual Beatles festival that began in Liverpool (where else?) in 1981. (See www.cavern-liverpool.co.uk/beatleweek/index.htm.) We timed our trip to Liverpool such that we would arrive on Day 3 of the festival, the day of the Beatle Convention at the Adelphi…Read More


The Albert Dock

Written by fizzytom on 08 Aug, 2003

This entry is an overview of the Dock and what's on offer. There are other entries in this journal which say more about the individual attractions. The Albert Dock is one of the success stories in the regeneration of the city and the area is…Read More


A note on the people of Liverpool.

Written by stew070581 on 02 Jan, 2003

Liverpool has gained a reputation for being a rough city. I feel this is unjustified, as the people of Liverpool are welcoming and friendly. Indeed, they are some of the most welcoming people in Britain, and that's official. There are some areas, mainly those…Read More


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