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Liverpool Do The Double: River Cruise and Open Top City Sightseeing Bus Tour Combination Ticket
"Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to sailing to redeem your ticket as the ferry departs on the hour between 10am – 4pm.On board this 50-minute river cruise visitors will discover the well-loved legacy of Liverpool and the river Mersey with its musical and maritime history. From The Beatles performing on the Riverboat Shuffle cruises in the early 1960s to tales of smuggling this ferry carries a cargo of memories. Just sit back and enjoy the fascinating commentary wonder at the wildlife and absorb the heritage.Departing hourly the 50-minute river experience sails from Liverpool Pier Head calling at Seacombe and Woodside
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Beatles and Liverpool Rail Day Trip from London
"Your day starts with a relaxing train journey to the historic city of Liverpool European Capital of Culture in 2008. Arriving at Liverpool Lime Street you'll have time to explore this Victorian city perhaps taking a stroll along the stunningly refurbished Albert Dock Complex housing the Merseyside Maritime Museum and Tate Liverpool art gallery.Your tour includes entry to the Beatles Story where you can re-live the Fab Four's meteoric rise to fame. Your visit takes you from the cobbles of Matthew Street and the Cavern through the hysteria of Beatlemania to the final live performance on the Apple rooftop and beyond!The Cavern Quarter is a vibrant city center area and the focus of Beatle history. There's the famous Cavern Club where the lads played 292 times
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The Beatles Story Experience
"Formed in Liverpool in 1960 the Beatles became one of the most successful and critically acclaimed bands of all time. As testament to their success they gained a devoted fan base around the world and the Beatles Story Experience was later created to satisfy the Beatlemania that still grips Liverpool to this day.The attraction was initially based at Liverpool's Albert Dock (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and housed a large exhibition of exciting Beatles memorabilia for fans to see. It quickly proved so popular that a second Beatles Story Experience site was developed at Pier Head a short walk away from the Albert Dock.Both sites are included in your ticket price. While you can start your Beatles Story Experience at either location it's recommended that you start at the Albert Dock site to experience the history of the Beatles first. Listen to an audio guide
From GBP15.00

River Dee - Riverside Tips (10)

Riverside - River Dee

River Dee flows through Chester and runs parallel to the city walls on the southern side of the old town. This area as well as the part around the racecourse are good places for a riverside walk.
While the area along The Groves (southeast to the old town) has all the tourist-related stuff like restaurants and boat rental companies, there are some sights related to this area as well. This includes the city walls, but also a beautiful Edwardian music pavillon, the church of St. John the Baptist and the Grosvenor Park. Have also a look at the two bridges: The Dee Bridge which is from 1387 and stands on the spot of a former Roman wooden bridge. The nearby Victorian metal footbridge was built in 1852.

River Dee was crucial to Chester's economy for many years and made it an important harbour town. In the late middle ages, the river began to silt up and Chester's importance began to vanish. It was the beginning of it's neighbour's success story: Liverpool.

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River Dee

The River Dee travels through Wales and England and forms part of the boundry between the two countries.The river flows through Chester and is very poular with locals and tourists especially during thr summer months when many people take to the river on rowing boats and boat tours were you can take a daytime or evening cruise down the river.
The river banks have plenty of benches to sit and relax and there are plenty of pubs and cafe's to visit as well.

boat tours start at £12.50 for adults and £2.50 for kids with Chester city cruise.

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By The River Dee

If the weather allows it the River side is a lovely place to sit and watch the world go by. There is a great Ice Cream Kiosk as well as a Pub Restaurant, along the river there are plenty of benches to sit on where you can eat your packed lunch as we did.
Various boats leave from here on short cruises up the River.

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Apr 27, 2010

Messing about by the River

The fantastic riverside walk alongside the River Dee was opened in the 19th Century. Here you can stop for a snack and a drink at one of the cafe's, just sit and watch the World go by. Or if you're feeling more energetic there are a wide range of boats available for hire or you can take a boat trip up river to soak up your surroundings. Also, evey Sunday during the summer months you'll be able to catch a concert at the Edwardian Bandstand - a perfect way to while away the hours.

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The River Dee

The banks of the River Dee offer lots of lovely seating and views of the river, boats and ducks. There is an ice cream kiosk which serves lovely '99 flakes, but beware the large ones, they really mean large!

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Jun 02, 2009

River Dee.

If you follow the city wall tour eventually you will come to the River Dee.
You can take a cruise, rowing boat or just watch the world go by.
There are small huts along the River selling refreshments, ice creams, coffees ect.
Along the other side of the road there are Bistros, restuarants and snack bars.

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Jul 23, 2007

The Bandstand

Along by the River Dee its very much like a promenade area, but instead of being by the sea you are by the river. A lovely area to walk along, or sit and just sit. Plenty of seats along here.

The bandstand was built in 1913 at a cost of £350. When we visited there was a youth brass band playing. Most weekends there will be something going on here.

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May 04, 2006

River Dee

The Groves, Chester's riverside promenade. Walk along the riverside.
There are refreshment kiosks, pubs and landing stages from where boats depart for cruises up the Dee and from where rowing- and motorboats can be hired.

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The River

If you follow the city walls around Chester you will eventually end up at the river. When I was there on the first warm Saturday in March everyone was out eating ice cream and watching people rowing on the river. There was a small stage with different people singing and performing. There was a restaurant down the (Old Orleans) but it was too expensive for me (as I am only a poor student). Instead I bought a hotdog and some chips at a little burger/ice cream shop there. And sat at bench looking at people and swans and basically just having a great time!

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The Weir

The Weir in the River Dee was first created in the 11th centuary to provide power for corn mills and fisheries upstream.

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Things to Do Near Chester

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Chester Racecourse

Known as the Roodee,is the oldest racecourse still in use in England.Horse racing in Chester dates back to the sixtnteenth century.It is thought to be the smallest racecourse of significance in...
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City Walls

The city walls are not just the frame and fortifications for the city – they are one of their main attractions. The first city walls were built around 70AD and altered during the centuries according...
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Chester Cathedral

My visit to the new falconry garden at chester cathedral was so amazing that it's prompted me to join virtual tourist!! What a little gem it is after the hustle and bustle of shopping in the city....
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Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo is a Zoo park/ Zoological garden centre which was originally opened in 1931. I have been to a few different Zoos in England and Chester Zoo is by far my favourite. It is home to many...
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Albert Dock

When it was opened in 1846, Albert Dock was the 1st of it's kind, the 1st enclosed, non-combustible dock warehouse system in the world, and the 1st structure in the UK to be built entirely of cast...
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Chinatown

I can't say too much about the restaurants on offer in Liverpool's Chinatown having not eaten at any of them. It's still worth visiting (as I did) to see the wonderful arch known as the Chinatown...
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At the city wall, in the south of the city

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