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The European Capital of Culture Liverpool

Aug 17, 2007
The city Liverpool has a startling range of attractions. It has been awarded the Capital Of Culture. The architecture is world class, with more listed buildings then any city outside London. The heart of the city and its waterfront sit proudly alongside treasures like the Taj Mahal and Pyramids at Giza as a World Heritage Site. Whether its art and culture, sport or family outings youll be spoilt for choice.

The second city of the British Empire port, provided the gateway to Britain, and a window to the rest of the world, culminating in the vibrant, diverse, international city Liverpool is today.

A trip across the river on the world famous Mersey Ferry offers the most dramatic views of the waterfront, Three Graces the Liver Building, Cunard Building and Port of Liverpool Building. On the Wirral side of the river, you can find the stunning new Spaceport attraction at the Seacombe ferry terminal.

The city Liverpool is celebrating its eight hundred birthday this year, 2007. As part of the celebrations it will be hosting a variety of heritage themed events, festivals, performances, debates, exhibitions, lectures and films.

The European Capital of Culture in 2008 Liverpool is a must see destination for all culture vultures.

The city boasts two Cathedrals which are major attractions in their own right. The Anglican Cathedral and the Metropolitan Cathedral are fine examples of internationally recognised architecture.

Spend a morning at the new World Museum Liverpool. Art lovers shouldnt miss the Walker Art Gallery and Tate Liverpool.

Trace the thread of maritime history through Liverpool, starting at the Merseyside Maritime Museum.

Take a wander through central Liverpool, stopping at the new Met Quarter, home to a host of designer stores in Liverpool, including Armani, Gucci and Prada. Stop at Cavern Walks for stylish boutiques, including Cricket and Vivienne Westwood, before heading over to the waterfront to the Albert Dock, and its bars and boutique shops.

Escape the city with a visit to Knowsley Safari Park and while youre in Knowsley, drop in to the National Wildflower Centre. Both Croxteth Hall and Country Park and Speke Hall boast stunning architecture and lovingly tended gardens, while the windswept beauty of Wirral Country Park is the ultimate escape.

The birthplace of not only the Beatles, but Echo and the Bunny men, Atomic Kitten, Cream and the Coral, the Farm and Frankie Goes to Hollywood. Visit the Beatles Story.

Accommodation is easily accommodating as long as money is no option.
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Douglas Scott writes and works for The Rental Car Hire Specialist. and is a free lance writer for The Villa Rental Site
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