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Liverpool & Birkenhead


By the late 19th century Liverpool had become one of the world's greatest ports and millions of emigrants used its docks as a gateway to America. The city's grand buildings include the Walker Art Gallery and neoclassical St George's Hall, while the Royal Liver Building, the Cunard Building and the Port of Liverpool Building are well-known landmarks. Although passenger liners no longer enliven the waterfront, the Victorian Albert Dock has a new lease of life as a family entertainment centre.


Also a 19th-century port, Birkenhead now harbours two Falklands War ships, the submarine HMS Onyx and the frigate HMS Plymouth. Hamilton Square has fine Victorian architecture and Birkenhead Park - laid out in 1847 by Sir Joseph Paxton - was Britain's first public park and the model for Central Park in New York.



Britain's largest cathedral, 194m (636ft) long, this red sandstone Gothic Revival building was designed by Giles Gilbert Scott at the age of 21. Begun in 1904, it was not completed until 1978. From the central tower, Blackpool and the Welsh hills can be seen.



The visitor attraction recreates the experience of Beatlemania with a reconstruction of the Cavern Club where the Liverpool-born pop group played in the 1960s.


BIRKENHEAD PRIORY [B2]  Founded by Benedictine monks in 1150, the Priory of St James  is now a ruin. The Benedictines ran the very first Mersey ferry some 800 years ago.


CROXTETH HALL AND COUNTRY PARK [D3] Once part of the country estate of the Earl of Sefton, the Jacobean hall has Edwardian furnishings and costumes, a Victorian walled garden, and extensive woods and parkland.


GRAND NATIONAL EXPERIENCE [C4] The visitor centre charts the history of the world's most famous steeplechase, with plenty of memorabilia on past winners, a simulator ride and guided tours of the Aintree race course.



In the early 1800s, the 13th Earl of Derby set up a fine private menagerie here. Today, lions, zebras and tigers are among the animals to be seen in the park, which has sea lion shows and a miniature railway.


LIVERPOOL FOOTBALL CLUB MUSEUM [C3] In addition to trophies, match shirts and newspaper clippings, the museum also boasts a perfectly recreated dressing room, an interactive penalty gallery and tours of the Anfield pitch.


LIVERPOOL MUSEUM (p349C3] The displays here range from dinosaurs to space exploration, and include an aquarium, planetarium and a natural history centre.


MERSEYSIDE MARITIME MUSEUM (p349 B1] Spread over six floors, the museum recalls Liverpool's heyday as a port, with displays on the slave trade, items seized by Customs and sniffer dog demonstrations.


METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL [p349 E2] A spiked lantern tower tops the circular nave of the modern Roman Catholic cathedral of 1967, designed by Sir Frederick Gibberd. The crypt is the only completed part of Sir Edwin Lutyens's immense 1930s design.


MUSEUM OF LIVERPOOL LIFE [p349A1] The story of Merseyside life, including the Grand National and the lives of cotton graders, shipbuilders and dockers, is told here.


NATIONAL WILDFLOWER CENTRE [D2] The former Gladstone family estate has been transformed into a conservation area with exhibitions to promote endangered British wildflowers.


PIER HEAD Ip349A2] The  pier is dominated by the twin towers of the 1911 Royal Liver Building, topped by the mythical Liver Birds. Alongside are the 1916 Cunard Building and the green-domed Port of Liverpool Building of 1907.


ST GEORGE'S HALL [p349 C3] The fine neoclassical building dates from 1854 and has a portico of 18m (60ft) high Corinthian columns.


SUDLEY ART GALLERY [C2] The art collection of Victorian shipping magnate George Holt is displayed in his former home. It includes works by the Pre-Raphaelites and Landseer.


TATE GALLERY [p349 A1] In a converted warehouse in Albert Dock, the gallery has the largest collection of modern art outside London.


WALKER ART GALLERY [p349 C3] The gallery has renowned art collections ranging from the 14th century to the present day. Of particular note are the Italian, Dutch and Pre-Raphaelite works.


WESTERN APPROACHES lp349 B2] This underground command centre for the Second World War Battle of the Atlantic is open to the public.


WILLIAMSON ART GALLERY AND MUSEUM [A2] Liverpool porcelain and watercolours by Gainsborough and Turner are on view here, as well as displays on Birkenhead's maritime history.