Book a hotel in Liverpool and stay in the home of the Beatles, two fierce rival football teams and a production line of headlining comedians from Tarby to Alexei Sayle.
Staying in a Liverpool hotel means doing the twist in a re-created Cavern Club at the Beatles Story in Albert Docks. The city has, it is said, three cathedrals, the Catholic Metropolitan, nicknamed Paddy’s Wigwam, the Cathedral Church of Christ, the largest in Britain, and Anfield football stadium.
Art and museums in Liverpool
The World Museum has a million zoological exhibits and a child-scaring 2m-long animatronic fly. At the Walker Art Gallery you’ll marvel at the works of Rubens and William Holman Hunt. The city confronts its dark past at the International Slavery Museum.
Quirky things to do in Liverpool
The Yellow Duckmarine, a Second World War amphibious landing craft, takes visitors on a city tour before splashing down in Salthouse Dock. A stadium tour of Liverpool FC means touching the "This is Anfield" sign Michael Owen was supposedly too short to reach.
Events in Liverpool
Make a flutter at the Aintree Grand National in April, the world’s greatest steeplechase. If you’re Sixties through and through, lighten a hard day’s night at the August Mathew Street Festival where street performers play Beatles songs from dawn to dusk.
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Southport, Liverpool Coast
Attractions in Liverpool:
Daily 10am-5pm (last entry 4pm) Mar - Aug 2013 (annual)
Vary according to season - please check website for more details Mar - Sep 2013 (annual)
Sat & Sun 10am-5pm; open Bank Holiday Mondays Feb - Oct 2013; Weekdays only (annual)
Various, please call before visiting Mar - Nov 2013; not Thu or Fri (various dates)
Feb & Mar: weekends only
Opening hours vary according to season - please visit the park's website for details Feb - Apr 2013; Weekends only (various dates)
What's on in Liverpool:
25/05/2013 to 25/05/2013
23/06/2013 to 23/06/2013
01/05/2014 to 25/08/2014
01/05/2013 to 25/08/2013
26/05/2013 to 28/05/2013
01/06/2013 to 04/06/2013