Although it is a wonderful place to visit anytime of year, it is during the summer that the beauty of Liverpool shines the most. Summer in Liverpool offers some of the best attractions to a casual visitor and in this post I want to highlight some of them to you.
Situated on the eastern edge of the River Mersey, the city is one of the top tourist attractions in the UK. While in Liverpool, you will want to see Seaforth Dock, otherwise known as The Atlantic Gateway. This free port along with others within the estuary, stretches for seven and a half miles. It is the largest covered dock setup in the entire world. It has been compared to the pyramids for its enormous size and workmanship.
Spending summer in Liverpool might also include going to the Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City. This area includes Pier Head with it’s marvelous architectural designs.
World famous Albert Dock, one of the most visited tourist attraction outside of London is another must see location in Liverpool. This very first structure in the UK to build entirely from cast iron, brick and stone, today houses modern office complex, ITV station and the Beatles museum amongst others.
Lastly, there is William Brown Street, referred to as the Cultural Quarter. Its attractions include St. George Hall, the Steble Fountain and St. Johns Gardens. It leads to the entrance of Queensway tunnel as well. Before leaving Pier Head, to make your Summer in Liverpool complete you must ride the Mersey Ferry.
After departing the ferry, to continue the journey, you may choose between one of the two excellent rail systems available to you or one of the many bus services which run all across the city.
Another fantastic Liverpool’s feature year round is its music. As a birthplace of The Beatles, this region boasts the nickname World Capital City of Pop, duly named by Guinness. And, if pop or rock music are not your style this city houses the oldest symphony orchestra in the UK.
Besides music, Liverpool also enjoys a vast history in performing arts. During the summer the annual Liverpool Shakespeare Festival is held at Liverpool Cathedral.
Finally your summer trip to Liverpool would not be complete without experiencing visual arts as well. Having more museums and galleries than any other UK city after London, Liverpool offers much to an arts interested visitor. You can visit Walkers Art Gallery with its huge collection of paintings and drawings or go to the famous Tate Liverpool for more modern art experience. FACT is a mixture of cinema, art gallery and concert space offering some of the best shows in the city. Well worth checking out.
Without a doubt, Liverpool is one of the must see cities in the UK. And, not only for the aforementioned amazing tourist attractions but also the people and the atmosphere, most unique in the entire UK.