Explore Liverpool city centre with two self-guided heritage walks with a treasure hunt theme. Discover Liverpool's "hidden treasures" whilst having a fun day out with family and friends!
Liverpool’s waterfront is a designated World Heritage Site – the same as Sydney Opera House and the Acropolis! It has more museums, galleries and Grade II listed buildings than anywhere outside London, and holds the Guinness Book of Records title for being the Capital of Pop - more artists with a Liverpool origin (eg The Beatles) have had a number one hit than any other location. The 6 metre tall Liver Birds, on top of the Royal Liver building, are the symbols of Liverpool. According to legend, if the two birds face each other the city would cease to exist!
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1. Museums, Music and Culture - 1.5 miles / 2.4 kms
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 explore stories of those who created the Mersey Beat, before arriving at Mathew Street, home to The Beatles! Finally make your way round the oldest of streets, past the site of Liverpool’s castle, before ending at Liverpool’s dramatic 18th century Town Hall.
St George's Hall Town Hall 1.5 hoursOK
2. River, Port and Docks - 1 mile / 1.6 kms
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.
Town Hall Albert Dock 1 hourOK but diversion maybe needed
Each booklet has a page dedicated to the history of the city and 2 pages summarising each walk with suggestions on what to visit along the way. Walk 1 has 21 clues & walk 2 has 14 - both with detailed directions to follow. There are interesting stories about important people, places & events along the way; detailed instructions on how to find a clue if you're stuck; and a comprehensive map with the routes marked on.
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You have 14 days to complete your download, and up to 3 attempts are permitted. If you buy the print-at-home version you will need to print it on normal A4 paper and the email you receive, with the download link, explains how best to fold the pages to make it into an A5 booklet. If you buy the download to mobile version you will need pdf reading software on your phone or tablet, eg using the Adobe Acrobat App (free).
The booklet has a flexible cover, which has been professionally printed. The inside pages are printed to order, to ensure that they are as up-to-date as possible. We post booklets out 1st class Royal Mail, usually the same, or next working day. A small postage & packing charge is added.
"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!"
"We completed the walk as a family and really enjoyed it, it was certainly informative and showed us all many things we have previously just walked past rather than actually taking the time to stop and look at the buildings or inscriptions to get an understanding of the past. We will definitely look to do another walk in a different location in the future."
Latest Revision : July 2023