Liverpool is an eclectic city of spectacular architecture, proud heritage and bold characters. A trip there is never a forgetful event, and with so much to see and do, it isn’t any wonder that it is fast becoming one of the most visited cities in the UK. If you are considering a motorhome or campervan holiday in the UK, Liverpool is always worth a visit. With depots at both Liverpool John Lennon Airport, and in the city its self, Easicampers can get you on your way with minimum fuss, to explore this city and the surrounding areas.
Everywhere you look across this magnificent city, the sights are breathtaking. The iconic Liverbirds of the Royal Liver Building dominate the skyline and stand proudly against a mixed backdrop of both ultra-modern and classical architecture. Be sure to check out St Luke’s Church on Bold Street, this ‘bombed out’ building stands derelict as a testament to those who died in The Blitz, but also as testament to the spirit of the city.
Located on Liverpool’s incredible World Heritage Site waterfront, The Royal Albert Dock features the largest collection of Grade I listed buildings in the whole country. With its history dating back to 1839, the Dock stood derelict for a long time before a complete regenerative transformation in 1988. Sympathetically restored, the original features have been celebrated to create a stylish home for some of the cities trendiest bars and eateries, as well as boutique shops, museums and galleries.
Art lovers will be in their element at Tate Liverpool, with works from Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock and Picasso on permanent display, along with varying instillations from a range of famous artists. The Merseyside Maritime Museum is the ideal place to delve into the history of the city and the key role its position on The Mersey played in its past, along with the cities connections to HMS Titanic, and discover the historical and contemporary aspects of slavery, and the part that Merseyside played in the slave trade at the International Slavery Museum.
No tour of Liverpool is complete without acknowledgement of The Fab Four! The award-winning The Beatles Story is the world’s largest permanent Beatles exhibition, and takes you in an immersive journey of the bands history through memorabilia and fascinating facts. Park your motorhome or campervan on the Docks and walk into the city centre to the world famous Cavern Club in the Cavern Quarters. Have your photograph taken on a bench with Elanor Rigby, or the John Lennon and Cilla Black statues located in the district.
The up-and-coming Baltic Triangle, comprised of former industrial warehouses, is fast gaining reputation as the creative heart of the city, with fashionable eateries and bars, along with art installations, antique shops and curious pop up events. This district is a 15 minute walk or 5 minute drive from the city centre and is certainly worth a visit, if only to see the Peaky Blinders themed bar and restaurant. Opened in December 2017, the bar is a huge attraction as many of the scenes from the popular TV drama, although set in Birmingham, were filmed in Liverpool. The period costumes and features, set over two floors in a Grade 2 listed premises dating back to 1850 will leave fans of the show feeling like Tommy Shelby could walk in at any moment!
To the outskirts of the city lies Aintree Racecourse, home to the world famous Grand National, one of the most celebrated events in horse racing and the most valuable jump-race in Europe, with a winning prize of £1 million as of 2017. Every year thousands of revellers ascend on the city, dressed in their finery to celebrate this iconic event. If the residents of Liverpool (or ‘scousers’ as they affectionately refer to themselves) love anything, it is the opportunity to dress up and celebrate and The Grand National is the most prominent weekend of the Liverpool social calendar.
Save on expensive hotel and travel rates by incorporating a visit to this city with a campervan or motorhome holiday, there are many quality campsites and places to see in the surrounding areas of Southport, Cheshire and Lancashire less than an hour drive from the city centre. Visit http://www.easicampervanhire.com for more information on rates and availability.