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Liverpool UNESCO sites

Our most recommended Liverpool UNESCO sites

Liverpool: Sightseeing River Cruise on the Mersey River

1. Liverpool: Sightseeing River Cruise on the Mersey River

Step back in time as you hear about the Beatles and Mersey Ferries on this river cruise in Liverpool. Discover Liverpool’s iconic waterfront from the deck of a legendary Mersey Ferry. Hop aboard the ferry at Liverpool Pier Head and begin your water adventure. Have the option to purchase some delicious refreshments while you admire the city from the water. Listen to commentary as your guide points out sights Sail past the cast iron, brick and stone buildings at the Royal Albert Dock. Take in views of the architectural ensemble of the 1900-era 3 Graces which includes a stunning Gothic-style skyscraper. Hear about the Beatles performing on the Riverboat Shuffle cruises in the early 1960s to tales of smuggling, Mersey Ferries carry a cargo of memories. Find out how they are connected to the Mersey Ferries. Sit back and enjoy the fascinating commentary and absorb the heritage.

Liverpool: The Beatles Story Ticket

2. Liverpool: The Beatles Story Ticket

Embark on a magical mystery tour and see how four young lads from Liverpool were propelled to dizzying heights of fame and fortune from humble childhood beginnings. Replicas of Mathew Street and The Cavern authentically capture the early 60s, allowing you to experience firsthand the very places that helped make The Beatles the biggest band in the world. Hear the story unfold through our ‘Living History’ audio guides available in 11 different languages (English, Brazilian-Portuguese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Korean, Polish, Russian and Spanish). Let all this take you down to the Beatles Story.  In 2018, The Beatles Story celebrates 50 years since The Beatles travelled to India with the launch of a special exhibition. Beatles In India looks at this key period in time with new memorabilia, imagery and personal accounts from people who were there with them.

From Liverpool: Lake District Tour

3. From Liverpool: Lake District Tour

You will start the Lake District tour at the medieval village of Hawkshead, famous for its connection with Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth. You will have time here to explore the cobbled alleys and get something to eat, from shops to cafe's, galleries and so much more. It's a beautiful village and a highlight of the tour. William Wordsworth's old Grammar School can also be found here, along with St Michael and All Angels Church which overlooks the village of Hawkshead. Enjoy the scenic views of the Lake District. Make your way back to Coniston, famous for its links with Arthur Ransome, John Ruskin and the Bluebird Water Speed record. Take in the stunning scenery and look out for Brantwood, the former home of social reformer and art critic John Ruskin. As your Lake District tour comes to an end, you will then continue your journey back to Liverpool.

Liverpool: The Beatles and Waterfront Guided Walking Tour

4. Liverpool: The Beatles and Waterfront Guided Walking Tour

Learn about the history of Liverpool on a live guided walking tour with an extra app on your phone with a city map. Stroll along the famous Waterfront and take a trip through time at the Beatles Story. Admire the traditional architecture of the Royal Albert Dock and pass by the Town Hall. Make your way to the Queen Victoria Monument to meet your friendly guide and group for the day. Have brief introductions and an overview of your adventure before you set off through the city. Follow a rags-to-riches story with live commentary as you pass along the Royal Albert Docks and understand how the icons of Liverpool's humble beginnings have become its greatest treasures. This tour includes stops at: • Liverpool Town Hall • Castle Street • Titanic Memorial • Royal Albert Dock • Beatles Story • Museum of Liverpool • The Liver Birds • Church of Our Lady and Saint Nicholas • Derby Square • Chavasse Park

St James' Necropolis, Secret Garden Cemetery Tour Liverpool

5. St James' Necropolis, Secret Garden Cemetery Tour Liverpool

Begin your Journey outside Liverpool’s most famously haunted hostelry, The Philharmonic Pub Hope Street, surrounded by the former hospitals, asylums, workhouses, and children’s homes once served by the Necropolis. View the surrounding neighborhood that envelops the Dormitory of the Dead, St James’ Cemetery. Enter Liverpool’s Père Lachaise, City of the Dead, St James’ Secret Garden Cemetery. Listen to your guide masterfully weave ghostly tales and gruesome fables, medical accounts of the realities of the many Public Health crisis experienced by the city’s residents all swept up in the melancholy moods that pass through this great green lung. Absorb Liverpool’s awe-inspiring Anglican Cathedral “head and shoulders of the City” from the underbelly of this sea-soaked sanctuary. Experience the otherworldly soul of St. James’ Cemetery Gardens after dark, where nearly 58,000 of Liverpool’s great and good are entombed. Visit the venerable Chalybeate spring, where Liverpool’s only remaining natural spa waters flow from the rock bed of the town, believed to possess enlivening healing properties. Marvel at the impressive mausoleums and shrines including William Huskisson- the first victim to fall beneath the grinding might of a locomotive train- whose ghoulish presence still haunts his final resting place.

Liverpool: Best of Liverpool Sightseeing Private Taxi Tour

6. Liverpool: Best of Liverpool Sightseeing Private Taxi Tour

Go on a fascinating journey into Liverpool's 800-year history on a private tour in a taxi. See famous landmarks along the way, and learn all about the northern metropolis from your expert local guide. Gain insight into Liverpool by hearing local tales and history from your guide, all while traveling in comfort. Sit back and relax as you're driven around town in one of England's iconic black cabs. Marvel at the famous Anglican and Metropolitan Cathedrals, and see architectural gems such as the Town Hall and Castle Street. Discover the origins of the city's unique "Scouse" accent and explore some stories behind the term. Listen as your local guide shares stories about the city for a unique perspective. End your tour by seeing the Anfield and Liverpool Football Club, as well as the Historic Waterfront, including a walk past the Three Graces.

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What people are saying about Liverpool

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 53 reviews

Well worth a solid three hours of your time if you’re in Liverpool, The Beatles Story must be the world’s most comprehensive collection of everything to do with the Fab Four. From recreations of Frank Hessy’s music store, where John Lennon bought his first guitar; The Cavern, where the band first made its mark in Liverpool; a yellow submarine; the Sgt Peppers costumes; to Lennon’s “white room”, it’s all extremely well done. So is the headphone commentary, voiced largely by Lennon’s sister, Julia Baird, and with snippets of interviews with the band, Brian Epstein and George Martin.

The Beatles Story was full of interesting stories and information that we didn't know before. If it is crowded, start listening to the audio before you get started otherwise the beginning of the audio tour becomes rushed. There's a lot to listen to and see and it's a little difficult to keep up with the audio. Once you get the hang of it, it becomes easier and the crowds thin as you go along. Be sure and take a seat when you can and just take it all in. It is definitely worth your time to come in, be nostalgic and enjoy this tour!

Never been to see the historical side of Liverpool before and this was the ideal opportunity as we had decided to stay for two nights at the Titanic Hotel. For the price I would wholeheartedly reccomend the trip on the mersey which lasts 50 minutes and worth every penny. The weather was atrocious but this didn't detract from the views of the city. Take your kids on a memorable journey or just go yourself or with some friends.

This is a must see in Liverpool if you are a Beatles. The audio guide is super informative and helpful. Lots of interesting background facts and comments from everyone in the band as well as the fifth Beatle ,Sir George Martin. Exhibits and photos were great too.

Nice end central location, well organized, and a broad explanation of the Beatles story.