Liverpool is a city which is bursting with cultural and historical heritage.
Around each and every corner you’ll find something interesting, whether it be a monument or building you’ll be spoilt for choice in terms of what and where to explore in this great city.
In 2008 the city was voted capital of culture and in 2015 Liverpool’s waterfront was voted The Greatest Place in England by RTPI.
The Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City is a UNESCO designated World Heritage Site and comprises of six separate locations in the city and includes some of the most famous landmarks in the city.
We’ve chosen three of the top world heritage sites you need to visit next time you’re in Liverpool.
The Albert Dock – the most important and famous landmark in Liverpool is the Albert Dock which is located on the waterfront. After a significant regeneration in the 1980’s, the dock has been perfectly developed to make the most of its architectural heritage.
The Albert Dock is the most visited multi-use attraction in the United Kingdom outside of London, there is an array of bars & restaurants, museums and two hotels within the unusual structured dockland. All five of the warehouses on the docks are Grade I listed as well as the dock traffic entrance from Mann Island. There are also a number of Grade II listed buildings around the docks including the former hydraulic pumping station and swing bridge which leads towards the Pier Head.
Pier Head – another famous landmark in Liverpool is the Pier Head which makes up a vital part of the city’s waterfront. The Pier Head encompasses a trio of landmarks which were built on the site of the former George’s Dock and have since been referred to as The Three Graces. These three grand buildings include; The Royal Liver Building, Cunard Building and the Port of Liverpool Building.
The majestic Three Graces are another highly famous attraction in the city, many visit the city just to see them. You can see them by foot, air or even boat.
There are a couple of hotels which are located in that area of Liverpool yet only a couple which boast excellent views of The Three Graces.
Castle Street – what is now the commercial district of the city, Castle Street and the surrounding areas are what the WHS considered medieval Liverpool. From Town Hall to the Bank of England this area is home to a number of stunning buildings.
This area links Old Hall Street by Exchange Flags, Victoria Street, Water Street and Dale Street as well as Castle Street and is well known for its the grandeur of its architecture and stunning monuments.
There are a number of fine restaurants in this area including Olive, San Carlo and CAU as well as Exchange Flags being a hub for exclusive restaurants and bars.
Liverpool is home to a number of amazing hotels including large group accommodation, party apartments in Liverpool and serviced apartments. No matter why you’re visiting Liverpool you need to visit these incredible World Heritage Sites and stay in the city’s luxury Liverpool accommodation.