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The City

Liverpool started as a tidal pool next to the Mersey. Its expansion was largely brought about by the city's status as a major port, which was founded by King John in 1207.
Liverpool was made a city in 1880, and by 1901 the population had reached 685,000. By mid 20th century much of the city's traditional industries went into decline. In the 1960's it was the centre of the 'Merseybeat' sound, which became synonymous with The Beatles - and tourism began to flourish!


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 Wheelchair Friendly Diversion maybe needed
Children's UniversityChildren's University

What people are saying...
"I can't get over how fabulous Liverpool is. I knew about the Beatles, but I never realised before how steeped it is in history - and the River Mersey just took my breath away. I have to admit, we took the ferry across the Mersey as a diversion, but it was well worth it. These walks are magic!"

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Curious AboutLiverpool oozes heritage, culture and diversity – with its fabulous waterfront with the Three Graces and Albert Dock, its stunning array of museums, two very different cathedrals, a proud musical history including the Beatles, two famous football clubs, unparalleled shopping centres and five theatres. Oh, and see if you can spot one of the many colourful Lambananas – statues which symbolise Liverpool’s export of lamb, and import of bananas!
Take our fabulous walks of discovery, and have fun finding answers to clues which tell you more, whilst reading our stories about the most interesting facts.

First Walk
Wheelchair FriendlyChildren's University
Museums, Music and Culture

Starting in Liverpool’s cultural quarter you’ll quickly pass St George’s Hall, Walker’s Art Gallery, the Central Library, the World Museum and the memorial gardens of St John. Next relish the 19th century Municipal buildings with pyramidal spire atop the tower, before arriving at Mathew Street, home to the Beatles! Finally make your way through the oldest of Liverpool’s streets before ending at the impressive 18th century Town Hall
(1.25 miles / 2 kms)
Second Walk
Wheelchair friendly - small detour may be neededChildren's University
River, Port and Docks

Starting at one of Britain’s finest surviving Town Halls you'll walk along ancient streets, past the parish church with delightful gardens, down to the river Mersey. Here you can feel Liverpool’s heritage. A wide river with boats plying their trade on one side, and the magnificent splendour of early 20th century buildings on the other - the Three Graces. Next pass the new Beatles Museum, before finishing at the magnificently refurbished Albert Dock
(1.1 miles / 1.75 kms)

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We're developing walks in new locations all the time.
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