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Liverpool Secrets

16 Mar 2007  This city is where my heart is............
4.5 of 5 bubbles based on 3 votes

Here is an interesting mix of sights and places to go not normally described elsewhere........

  • Category: Perfect weekend
  • Traveler type: Culture, Sightseeing
  • Appeals to: Couples/romantics, Honeymooners, Singles, Families with small children, Families with teenagers, Large groups, Students, Budget travellers , Tourists
  • Seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
  • 1. The Monro - THE freshest food in town

    The Monro is my favourite place! Rare menu finds such as Welsh Buffalo, Chester Rabbit and Lancashire Ostrich to name just a few and all at wallet friendly prices or at least I think so!

  • 2. Alma de Cuba

    After eating at The Monro only a stones throw away is this bar sited in a converted chapel. There was much debate in the city about the ethics of this but it's worth a look. The restaurant is okay too.

  • 3. Bistro Pierre - a touch of Paris in Liverpool

    Great liitle place for lunch, stunningly cheap yet all cooked from fresh. Not as good as The Monro (better than Alma de Cuba) but is absoulutely charming. Situated in the popular Cavern Quarter it's hidden away up some steps.

  • 4. Liverpool Water front

    Many people come and see the stunning architecture on the waterfront but what many don't realise is that you can enter them for free. Feel the history inside and marvel at mosaic floors, panelled walls and ceilling frescos. The atriums are open to the public and are well worh a visit. The 3 famous builldings of The Liver Buildings, the former offices of Cunard (owners of the infamous RMS Titanic) and the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board are commonly referred to as The 3 Graces. Type Pier Head into Wikipedia for more details. This area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • 5. St Johns Tower

    You cannot miss St Johns Tower! Now home to Liverpools most popular local radio station you can have a guided tour for just £2. Not only can you see how a radio station works you have 360 degree panoramic views right over to North Wales. It's cheap and is a great morning. Available on Saturday and Sunday mornings give them a call on +44 (0) 151 233 2008 or 0151 472 6800 and they'd be delighted to show you around.

  • 6. Views of the City from the Anglican Cathedral

    Probably the last of the great Cathedrals to be built on this scale anywhere in the world. The construction of this vast Gothic edifice was obstructed by the two world wars and was only finished in the early 1970's. Of course this place is on the "to do" list but it has a great cafe inside to rest your feet and you can take a trip up the tower for more stunning views of the city.

  • 7. St James Park next to the Anglican Cathedral

    This haunting ghostly hollow ensures the din of the city is replaced by the rustling leaves and the quite repose of souls long gone. This is a contemplative place and there are graves sited in the stone walls. An interesting path takes you around the cathedral and is great for photos. Towards the rear exit you can head "upwards" to a secret garden to the rear of the cathedral. St James Park is approached through a stone cut tunnel which is visable to the left of the main entrance to the cathedral.

  • 8. Speke Hall Manor House

    I think every child in Liverpool is brought here and I've recently been back. This place is a cab ride/bus ride out but is well worth a visit. From secret Priest hiding places, suits of armour and the great hall dining room you will thoroughly enjoy this visit.