Cosmopolitan, cultural and commercial – there’s no wonder that more and more people are visiting Liverpool. This once dilapidated city is being transformed into one of the most dynamic urban centres in the north of England, and is founded on centuries of mercantile history. The ongoing regeneration of the city and the waterfront’s iconic sights have made Liverpool an exciting cultural hub, where you can explore the maritime heritage of the River Mersey and its dockside, and historic exhibits or decorative arts at the city’s many museums and galleries. Filled with restaurants, cafés and shops, the centre has a buzzing atmosphere, a proud musical heritage and a vibrant sporting culture.
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One of the finest galleries in the country, Liverpool’s Walker Art Gallery has an outstanding array of art, ranging from masterpieces of the Renaissance era and iconic Tudor portraiture to contemporary works by Lucian Freud and David Hockney.
The largest cathedral in Britain, this unique building cuts an imposing silhouette on Liverpool’s skyline. Work started at the beginning of the 20th century, and the building survived two world wars before its completion in 1978.
Majestic and magnificent, St George’s Hall is one of the finest examples of neo-classical architecture in the world. Discover the extraordinary vaulted ceiling, iconic concert organ, and gilded porticoes whilst exploring this incredible venue in the heart of Liverpool.
The spectacular and modernist Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King is an icon of the Liverpool cityscape. From the outside, soaring buttresses reach heavenwards; yet the inside is bathed with a kaleidoscopic light thanks to the lantern window’s expanse of coloured glass. Below, the dramatic Lutyens Crypt offers a calm and atmospheric space.
Liverpool’s waterfront tells the story of the city’s history and is lined with famed landmarks, and the best way to take all this in is from the water. The Mersey Ferry’s 50-minute River Explorer Cruise is accompanied by expert commentary on the sights and surrounds.
The Lady Lever Art Gallery was founded in the 1920s by William Hesketh Lever, and continues to display the very best of his personal art collection. Today, the gallery is celebrated for its excellent fine & decorative arts exhibits, as well as its wonderful collection of Pre-Raphaelite paintings.
The garden village of Port Sunlight is a unique example of early urban planning in Britain. Built in the late 1800s to house workers from the nearby Lever Brothers soap factory, the village has revival architecture representing many periods of British building history, and today is home to more than 900 Grade II listed buildings.
This rare timber-framed manor house by the River Mersey dates back to Tudor times, and is known for its lavish Great Hall surrounded by idyllic gardens. Restored during the Victorian era after a period of neglect, this property is a unique combination of 16th century simplicity and 19th century Arts and Crafts aesthetic.
This bold building, located on the waterfront of Manchester’s Salford Quays, is home to theatres, galleries and places to eat. It hosts an extensive curated collection of works by LS Lowry, as well as changing exhibitions by artists of international renown.
Hand picked destinations
A warm welcome awaits those visiting Belfast. The city has undergone an enormous transformation in recent years, shaking off its troubled past and becoming a vibrant and interesting place to visit.
Edinburgh, Scotland’s grand capital, undoubtedly has a beauty to rival any of the great cities of Europe. Glasgow is Scotland’s biggest metropolis, and arguably its most energetic.
With charming waterways, unspoilt coastline, bustling seaside resorts, wide open skies and pretty villages dotting its epic landscapes, Norfolk makes a wonderfully tranquil break.
North Yorkshire is considered to be one of the most beautiful regions of Britain, and with its rolling hills, grand manor houses, evocative abbeys and ancient castles, it’s easy to see why.