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Visit Liverpool great city full of history, music and sport

Written by: Elmtree Press

Recently I took an Italian school trip to Liverpool keen to see the home town of the Beatles, visit the Beatles Story,  have a ride on the Echo Wheel  and make their own dinner at Pizza Express .   This was thoroughly enjoyed by both the pupils, teachers and restaurant staff as the kids had to create their own pizzas and their antics had us all laughing and was an excellent way to end the day.  We also managed to fit in a visit to the  International Slavery Museum a compelling and interesting museum and especially relevant today as it has ever been.  Deciding which of the Liverpool Museums to visit when you have limited time is difficult as each is superb and has something to offer. 

The first thing that strikes you are the wide boulevards and the grand and magnificent buildings of this amazing city.  Recognised by UNESCO, in 2004  with six areas throughout the city centre being designated as a World Heritage Site,  it really is worth spending a few days here to fully appreciate what this city has to offer and to discover the best places to visit, why not enjoy a tailor made tour with Brilliant Liverpool Tours.  They can cater for any request and all their qualified guides are blue badged traiend. .  Take a trip across the famous River Mersey with Mersey Ferries  .  Their latest ferry, Snowdrop is a dazzling ship, designed by Sir Peter Blake the artist who created The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Album Cover.  As you make your way across you will be able to see clearly the Three Graces, these famous landmarks are the Royal Liverpool Building; the Cunard Building and the Port of Liverpool Building all built at the beginning of the 20th century when the city was a famous transmigration port for people from all over Northern Europe heading for a new life in America.  Enjoy the commentary about the history of Liverpool and how the ferries were used in World War 1 and the history of dazzle camouflage.

Afterwards, why not continue your journey with a visit to the stars and space at their sister attraction Spaceport and then look down on the earth (not quite from space) from the St John’s Beacon Viewing Tower  before ending your trip with a trip to the St Johns Shopping Centre below?  

Alternatively for football worshippers a trip to Liverpool would not be complete without visiting Liverpool or Everton FC. Each have fascinating museum and stadium tour.

We recommend staying at the Peace Centre situated, within half an hour’s drive of the city this modern accommodation is fully equipped with meeting rooms, training spaces and a sports hall and games room for your group to be able to let off steam after a busy day out. Alternatively Trafford Hall is another excellent venue situated in grounds with modern accommodation and facilities.  Both centres are ideal bases for trips to Manchester, Liverpool, Chester and North Wales.