"Land of the Beatles and Cathedrals!!!" Liverpool by aadil

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Beatles and Cathedrals to see in Liverpool!!!

Liverpool is a fine city with a lot of art galleries, museums, and ofcourse the Beatles home!! The best place to stay for a few days is the Embassie independent hostel at twelve pounds sterling a night. The Catholic Cathedral and the Protestant Cathedral are connected by Hope Street and are both worth visiting at least once for their magnificent architecture if not for anything else. The other places worth seeing are the Tate Art Gallery and the Maritime Museum (with thousands of ship models) and the ships docked there. The Lady Lever Art Gallery at Port Sunlight is well worth visiting for any art lover and is a short train journey away on the other side of the Mersey River. Any Beatles fan will want to see the Strawberry Fields and other places of Beatles memorabilia on tours run by Phil Hughes who will take you around in a minivan for about ten pounds. The China town is the first in England (I think!!) and also worth visiting. The Lime Street Railway Station and the Coach station are close to the city centre and have the main shopping areas also closeby. The seaside view is really breathtaking. Liverpool was one of the main shipping ports for all outbound travel to the world including the Cunard Line. The Liverpool University is also very famous and it's art gallery is small but very beautiful. Check it out when you get there. You won't regret it.

Astronomical Society of Liverpool Meeting

This was my third visit to Liverpool in September 2002, just to attend a talk on Astronomy by the famous astronomer and revolutionary telescope designer John Dobson after whom the Dobsonian Telescope is named!!! It was held in the Metropolitan Church's Crypt Room in the basement. I am an astronomy buff so I visit places and try to co-ordinate my travel plans according to astronomical meetings/events too!!! And this was the perfect opportunity to also see the Walker Art Gallery which was closed for renovation since the last two years on both my previous visits to Liverpool as well!!! So this visit served a dual purpose this time!!!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Lovely and lively city!!!
  • In a nutshell:Cathedrals & Beatles city!!! Artistically and culturally very active!!!
  • Last visit to Liverpool: Sep 2002
  • Intro Updated Jul 27, 2003
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  • spanishguy's Profile Photo
    Jan 4, 2006 at 11:55 AM

    Nice pictures of Liverpool, Aadil. Happy new year!

  • freya_heaven's Profile Photo
    Jan 15, 2005 at 12:23 PM

    Hi Aadil, wonderful you met up with John Dobson with you being such an astronomy buff! Lovely page, Have a great weekend (~_~)

  • grishaV1's Profile Photo
    Dec 4, 2004 at 8:23 PM

    how nice you continue your love of astronomy! must have been so special a visit!!

  • diageva's Profile Photo
    Nov 23, 2004 at 2:22 PM

    Nice page, you are always with your camera :)

  • JetlagCity's Profile Photo
    Nov 2, 2004 at 6:23 PM

    You really make Liverpool come alive in your intro! Travel is especially awesome when you can combine it with another hobby like you do!

  • kentishgirl's Profile Photo
    Aug 26, 2004 at 10:52 PM

    Great page here Aadil,fab piccies and very good tips! I especially love the stained glass in the Anglican Cathedral.

  • tpangelinan's Profile Photo
    Apr 24, 2004 at 7:47 PM

    Nice page! Very helpful information and photos! Cool shot of China town in Liverpool. Sounds like a great place to visit, thanks :o)

  • radz's Profile Photo
    Mar 30, 2004 at 1:44 AM

    Nice page Aadil,seems Liverpool is ur fav place :).

  • Kristina1701's Profile Photo
    Feb 26, 2004 at 2:02 PM

    nice page! wow, didn't know that there's a china town in liverpool

  • Azhut's Profile Photo
    Dec 25, 2003 at 1:25 AM

    Buon Natale to you too. A nice rating's present :-))

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