Liverpool is still an exciting place .Nothing in travel equals the approach to a city by water . A Distant ridge becomes a line of buildings, which separate and acquire volume as they come closer. With the heave of a ship’s deck underfoot, they take on an added solidity. Of nowhere is this more so than of Liverpool’s Pier Head, Where stand the places of commerce known as Tree Graces.
Liverpool an extraordinary status as centre of cultural invention. The ballad portrayed it as a city paved with gold, though it was still gripped by decades of depression.
With the largest collection of museums and galleries anywhere outside of the Capital, Liverpool’s culture and heritage are at the very heart of the city
Sgt.Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Beatles and Liverpool Festival
New Brighton Beach, in the north-west corner of the Wirral peninsula offers an attractive 3/4-mile stretch of golden sand. In the summer months it is a popular destination for day-trippers.
From the beach there are striking views over the Liverpool city skyline. The beach is a good place to watch ships sailing out from the mouth of the Mersey estuary into the Irish Sea.
Beyond the marine lake is the 19th century Grade II listed Perch Rock Fort, once part of the sea-defences system. This is now home to the Aviation and Archaeology Museum which has many interesting exhibits including a section on “Luftwaffe over Merseyside”. Beyond the fort is the picturesque Perch Rock lighthouse.
Children visiting the beach will enjoy playing around the Black Pearl, a community-built driftwood boat.
The seaside resort of New Brighton has been popular since the mid-19th century. It now features a £60 million leisure development – Marine Point, with shops, restaurants, theatre and cinema.
Liverpool’s waterfront by the Pier Heard, guarded by the mythical Liver Birds ( a pair of cormorants with seaweed in their beaks) on the Royal Liver Building, is one of the most easily recognized in Britain. Nearby are the ferry terminal across the River Mersey and the revitalized docklands.
The Beatles Story
In a walk – through exhibition, this museum relates the history of the Beatles’ meteoric rise to fame, from their first record, Love Me Do, through Beatles mania to their last live appearance together in 1969, and their eventual Break – up. The hits that mesmerized a generation are played throughout the Museum.