Liverpool, Lancashire, England

lancashire, NW England UK

Liverpool was an important port in the 17th and 18th centuries, trading with the West Indies. By the 19th century it had become central in the steamship trade with North America.

trans atlantic port Liverpool  Albert Dock

Therefore the docks are a feature of Liverpool. The demise of commercial shipping has meant that the fine old dock buildings have been now converted as shops and restaurants - the Albert Dock is worth a visit and had the northern outpost of the Tate gallery as well as a large range of shops.

beatles home

cavern club

Liverpool is of course famous for other things too - the Beatles , Liverpool and Everton Football Clubs, its orchestras, art galleries and two cathedrals. Above is Elanor Rigby statue, the Beatles museum and the Cavern Club. Below is the Catholic cathedral, the Cunard building and the Liver building

Liverpool cathedral cunard building liver building

Strangely Manchester, 36 miles from the sea is now a larger port - the Manchester Ship Canal linking it with the sea

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