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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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"Liverpool Experience including River Cruise
Liverpool Experience"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
From GBP21.00
 
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
From GBP9.00

Liver Buildings Tips (22)

Port of Liverpool Building

Favorite thing Edwardian Baroque design (1904) of Sir Arnold Thornley and F.B. Hobbs. Originally the Mersey Docks and Harbour Docks Building - recently restored for both offices and residences. A reinforced concrete frame, clad in Portland Stone. One of Liverpool's "Three graces".

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Sep 01, 2009

Royal Liver Building

Favorite thing The Royal Liver Building on the waterfront in Liverpool was one of the first tall structures in the world to be made of reinforced concrete. Its architect was Liverpudian Walter Aubrey Thomas (1859-1934).

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Sep 01, 2009

The Liver Birds

Favorite thing The liver birds are a strange cross between an eagle and a cormorant - the sailor's lucky bird. Local tales relate that the female looks across the riverfront waiting for the sailors to return whilst the male faces the back looking towards the pubs!

If you enjoy this kind of info then you need to take the river cruise trip on the ferry!

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sandysmith
Jan 05, 2005

Titanic Memorial

Favorite thing Keeping walking past the Liver building, over a little bridge and you will come to the Titanic memorial. Its inscription reads " IN HONOUR OF ALL HEROES OF THE MARINE ENGINE ROOM" so at first you might not realise its referring to the Titanic ;-). It was originally designated as the Engine Room Heroes Memorial (RMS Titanic) but it was subsequently decided to honour all marine engineers and engine room hands lost during WWI and the (RMS Titanic) part of the inscription was not used.

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Jan 05, 2005
 
 
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Liverpool Reflection

Favorite thing One of my favourite views of Liverpool is this skyline reflection of the Three Graces in the Canning Dock (just by Albert Docks).
The tall tower (of art deco design) is the ventilation shaft for the Mersey road tunnnel.
Taking it in sepia tones seemed to add to the impact. See more reflections in the travelogue.

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sandysmith
Apr 10, 2004

Walk around Albert dock.

Favorite thing This building is called "The Liver Buildings". It is a beautiful buildings situated at Pier Head. I like the architecture of this building with a pair of Liver birds on top of the clock towers.

Built in 1911 for the Royal Liver Friendly Society, the Liver Building is still the Head Office for the Royal Liver Friendly Society.

Fondest memory It is a place for a stroll along the water front, gazing at the beauty of these buidings.

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A2002
Oct 26, 2003

THREE GRACES OF WATERFRONT

Favorite thing They say there are 3 graces in Liverpool: Liver Building, Cunard Building and Port of Liverpool Builsing. They are vary noticeable building of waterfront scene and the most is Liver building.
They say many years ago, Livers, a kind of birds, stayed on a pool here – the name “Liverpool” is from it. Today people carved a liver, over Liver Building, flying in the sky.

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Andrew_Liu
Oct 10, 2003

Liver Building

Favorite thing Completed in 1910, the Liver Building was one of the world's first mult-storey re-inforced concrete buildings. It is the home of the Liver Friendly Assurance Society. The clock faces on each tower, at 25 feet diameter are the lagest in Britain - London's Big Ben is just 23 feet diameter.

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sandysmith
May 14, 2003

Top 5 Liverpool Writers

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"Liverpool - European Capital of Culture 2008"
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"ACROSS THE UNIVERSE"
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"Liverpool"
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"More Than The Beatles...."
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"Liverpool - a dream come true!"
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Canadian Memorial

Favorite thing I wish I'd noticed this when Laura visited Liverpool with me:

Canada Boulevard, running infront of the Cunard Building with its row of maple trees, is "decidated as a living memorial to the sacrifice, valour and industry of Canadians in the defence of freedom during the battle of the Atlantic 1939-1945
And in recognition of the special relationship that developed between Cananda and the city of Liverpool during those dark days"
This memorial stone was placed here on 15th May 1995 on the 50th anniversary.

Also on the Boulevard the stones in the pavemment bear the nnames of the ships.
One I particularly noticed was HMCS Charlottetown, Canadians who contributed to the victory on the homefront.

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sandysmith
May 14, 2003

Cunard Building

Favorite thing The Cunard building, the second Grace, is the former head-quarters of the Cunard Line. Its design was based upon a 16th century italian palazzo.The boardroom overlooking the river was a favourite place for the company dignitaries to watch the regular arrival and departure of their ships with pride.
Decisions to build the great liners, Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth were also taken here.

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May 11, 2003

Mersey Docks and Harbour Building

Favorite thing The third Liverpool Grace and also an elegant building - symmetrical in the style of a renaissance palace with cupola topped towers at the corners and in the centre a large classical dome, topping a high drum. It is has been suggested that the design for this was borrowed from a competition design for the Anglican Cathedral competition by Professor Reilly in 1902. The interior is also well worth a visit.

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sandysmith
May 11, 2003

The Liverpool waterfront

Favorite thing The Liverpool waterfront buildings - Cunard, The Liver Buildings and the Port of Liverpool Buildings, commonly known as the 'THREE GRACES'. -are an internationally well recognsed landscape, a symbol of its historic port. Plans are afoot though to add a '4th Grace' to reflect the 21st century.

THIS could be the view of Liverpool from the River Mersey in 2008. The modern designs which have reached the final shortlist in the search for Liverpool's 'Fourth Grace' were revealed exclusively by the local paper "Liverpool Echo" on Wednesday, August 14. This pic shows one of the designer entries. For more info see
http://www.liverpoolfourthgrace.co.uk/

For the next few tips though i'd like to show you the Three Graces as they are at the moment.

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May 11, 2003

Things to Do Near Liverpool

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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 we...
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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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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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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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