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Independent Beatles Day Trip to Liverpool from London by Train
"Take a Day trip by train to the historic port city of Liverpool – a vibrant place of culture and heritage the city’s strong identity has made it a must visit destination for music lovers and football fans from all over the world.Departing from Euston Station at 8am why not head for the UNESCO World Heritage Waterfront on your arrival at Lime Street Station ? Make sure to take a photo of the iconic Royal Liver Building the tallest building in Europe at the time of its construction in 1911 before arriving at Albert Dock.Brimming with museums galleries and a wide variety of bars and restaurants the Dock was transformed in the 1980’s but still retains the largest collection of Grade l listed buildings in the country.The award-winning Beatles Story is the largest visitor attraction dedicated to the lives and times of the ‘Fab Four’. Hear
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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
From GBP138.00
 
Mersey River Explorer Cruise from Liverpool
"Whether you’re looking for a relaxing way to see Liverpool or you want a full day of family-friendly attractions the Mersey River Explorer Cruise with optional upgrades is your ticket to Liverpool fun. The standard Mersey River Explorer Cruise lasts a leisurely 50-minutes with scheduled stops at Seacombe and Birkenhead Woodside ports. Enjoy the cruise as a hop-on hop-off tour to see what interests you most - simply hop off when you want and re-board the boat when you're ready to continue to the next stop.While taking in views of Liverpool's riverside architecture and wildlife you can listen to entertaining audio commentary about the River Mersey's fascinating maritime history. Hear tales of smuggling music and war - three diverse influences that have touched this friendly city over the years and given it a unique charm.Make a full day of it by upgrading your hop-on hop-off cruise to include tickets to the Spaceport attraction at Seacombe. Thi interactive exhibits and audio-visual experiences. Highlights include a ""Wallace and Gromit in Space"" feature - a themed display that showcases the popular main characters from the British animated short films. Alternatively
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More General in Birkenhead

Historic Trams

Birkenhead is the historic home of the first street tramway in Europe - established August 29 1860 and ran from Woodside to Birkenhead Park. These early trams were horse-drawn and was the brainchild...
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Jan 31, 2003

Woodside Visitor's Centre - Ferry Terminal

Woodside Visitor Centre is located in the historic booking hall for the Birkenhead Ferry. Here you have a Tourist Information Centre, a restaurant with licensed bar. Gallery seating overlooks the...
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Jan 06, 2003

Hamilton Square

Hamilton Square, one of the finest Georgian Squares in the UK was the dream of William Laird, the great shipbuilder. He wanted a fine square to be the centre of his Birkenhead, city of the future.It...
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Jan 02, 2003

Wirral Museum

The former town hall of Birkenhead is now the Wirral Museum. It is built of scottish granite and local sandstone and Its 200 foot clock tower is a major landmark visible from the waterfront on both...
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Jan 01, 2003

Docks

The docks have that down-at-heel appearance of by-gone industrialisation but much is being done to rejuvenate the area.This is a typical landscape of the area.
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Jan 31, 2003

Another bridge...

Here's one of the other bridges across the Birkenhead Docks.....of course I like this one for the reflection!
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Jan 08, 2003
 
 
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Dock Bridges

There are 15 bridges in the Merseyside dock system like Egerton bridge (see more in the must see section on this bridge) - a Bascule seasaw bridge. This is more than any other port in Europe.
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Jan 08, 2003

Submarine

On the quarter deck area there is also a replica of the 'Resurgam', the world's first powered submarine.
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Jan 06, 2003

marine artefacts

Adjacent to the Visitor Centre is the QuarterDeck open-air performance area, surrounded by marine artefacts like these buoys.
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Jan 06, 2003

Hamilton Square Houses

The elegant houses around the square were constructed 1825-1844. Today most are offices, solictors and one or two are restaurants.
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Jan 01, 2003

Top Hotels in Birkenhead

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Talbot Rd, Birkenhead, CH43 2HJ, United Kingdom
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Leasowe Road, Moreton, Merseyside, Wirral, Merseyside, CH46 3RF, United Kingdom
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24 - 28 Hamilton Street, Birkenhead, CH41 1AL, United Kingdom
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31 Shrewsbury Road, Oxton Prenton, Birkenhead, CH43 2JB, United Kingdom
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2 Talbot Road, , Birkenhead CH43 2HH
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56 Rock Lane West, Birkenhead, Cheshire CH42
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Things to Do Near Birkenhead

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Ferry Cross the Mersey

Some people may know the song "Ferry Cross the Mersey" sung by Gerry & the Pacemakers, turns out there is still a ferry cross the Mersey, used as both a tourist attraction and by commuters. Since...
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Chinatown

Liverpool as the oldest Chinese community in Europe. A Chinese quarter is known since 1834 and grew due to increasing silk trade. Of course, this is the place to go out if you like to dine out in a...
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Central Library

Largest Liverpool Library housed in a listed (Grade 2) building which opened in 1860 as the William Brown Library and Museum Building. The building was extended with the Picton Reading Room (1879),...
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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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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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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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Top 5 Birkenhead Writers

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"Birkenhead"
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"Birkenhead"
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"Birkenhead"
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"Birkenhead - A mix of ups and downs"
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stevemt

"Across the mersey from Liverpool"
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