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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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Curious About Logo 2Liverpool 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
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Two Cathedrals

This route starts at Liverpool's catholic Metropolitan Cathedral - a luminous beauty within a conical shape, a truly remarkable building. From here the route wends its way southwards, through streets soaked in history - past houses where Prime Ministers and captains of industry once lived,
past Sir Paul McCartney's old school, before ending at the front of the magnificent Anglican Cathedral.
(1.25 miles / 2 kms)
Second Walk
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Cathedral Circular

Starting at the Anglican Cathedral, you head along Liverpool's equivalent of Harley Street, where many famous Liverpudlians have lived and worked. It then passes the 'bombed-out church' of St Luke's, which took a direct hit during the blitz, before taking in the largest Chinese Arch outside China. Finally return to explore the peaceful surrounds of the magnificent Anglican Cathedral - ending at the entrance to the largest cathedral in the world! (0.75 miles / 1.2 kms)

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We're developing walks in new locations all the time. Click on a booklet above, or see all our current locations on a map of the UK.