I most recently came across a travel article that intrigued me so much that I not only wanted to share with you but I have now added the city to my list of European places to visit. I’m speaking of Liverpool. I am a child of the 70’s and was obsessed with the Beatles but never really considered their birth place. However, I am much more enlightened according to a March 2015 Recommend article on Great Britain’s most popular city. The city has many interesting facts aside from the Beatles!
If you are a history aficionado such as myself, a waterfront honeymoon stroll along the Mercey River will give insight to the culture and life of the four British musicians who brought their music across the ocean to revolutionize this country felt by millions even today; including myself. According to the Recommend article, “Liverpool was the fifth most popular destination for international visitors with 562,000 overnight; the destination was also the fifth most visited for domestic travel, with 1.68 million overnight visits; and in 2013, Liverpool saw about 26,000 visitors from the US.”(Deserae del Campo, Managing Editor, Recommend)
Aside from the famous boy band (Beatles), Liverpool has a wealth of art, culture and history to offer. What activities are worthy of a visit to Liverpool? Here are a few:
- A Mersey River Cruise while listening to the “Ferry Cross The Mersey” song as you glide pass mercantile buildings, Albert Dock and the city’s museums
- A ride along the Crosby Beach where you see 100 cast iron figures of the artist’s body alongside a two miles shoreline
- A Beatles Story and Magical Mystery Tour which is narrated by John Lennon’s sister and includes a bus ride around Liverpool seeing the places that inspired their songs such as Strawberry Fields and Penny Lane
- A visit to the United Kingdom’s largest cathedral—Anglican Cathedral where fans gathered to remember John Lennon in March 1981 and May 2009 when the bells rang John Lennon’s song, “Imagine”.
- Visit the International Slavery Museum which chronicles the transatlantic slave trade found on Liverpool’s Albert Dock where the slave ships were repaired and outfitted for the journey.
Hotel options are the Malmaison Liverpool and Aloft Liverpool.
Photograph by bendisdonc on Flickr