Liverpool Walks for groups Disponible en francais
the World Heritage Site Walk:
walk is aimed at visitors to Liverpool and is especially suitable as an
introduction to the city or for school groups. In English or French.
Great Wall of China, the Taj Mahal, the Pyramids …. and Liverpool. Since 2004
Liverpool has joined this list of exceptional sites which have been awarded
UNESCO World Heritage status. Our walk starts at the riverfront – the ideal
place to start as the history of Liverpool and her river are closely entwined.
history of Liverpool is closely linked to that of its river, and so it
makes sense to start the walk at the historic waterfront areas of the
Albert Dock and the Pier Head. From the granting of Liverpool's charter
in 1207 due to her sheltered pool, to the early days of trading with
Wales and Ireland, through the beginning of trade with the Americas in
mid C17, followed by the slave trade and then the cotton trade: the
growth and prosperity of Liverpool came from her river. Her role as the
number one emigration port in Europe, the glamour of the great
cruise liners and today, her tourist trade: all relied on the river.At
the Victorian warehouses of the Albert Dock (Photo 1), we hear how
Liverpool became the port for Britain's Industrial Revolution and then
continue to the mercantile splendour of the early C20 Three Graces
(Photo 3), alongside exciting new developments. Both these areas form
part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Liverpool - Maritime Mercantile City, awarded to the city in 2004.
learn about Liverpool's connection to the tragic ship "Titanic" and see
a memorial to the brave men of her engine room. Then we go back through
history to some of the original 7 medieval streets of Liverpool, now
graced with magnificent Victorian commercial palaces, built for banks
and insurance companies at a time when Liverpool was the 2nd city of the
British Empire and today, most of them listed builidings. We stop to
view the Georgian Town Hall, which Edward VII compared to the Winter
Palace in St Petersburg and which stood in for the British Embassy in
Paris in the film "Chariots of Fire." It's a little known fact that the
very last act of the US Civil War, which affected Liverpool so much,
Of course, no tour of Liverpool is complete
without a mention of the Fab Four and this tour will usually end outside
the world famous Cavern Club where the Beatles played from
1961 - 1963. We will go down into the basement club to see where it all
began (subject to opening hours).
This tour should take around 2
hours and can be tailored to your needs, finishing where you wish. If
you wish to view more attractions, a longer version can be offered.