Liverpool just passed its 800th year as a designated city, and is referred to as the Capital of European culture. The best way to see this old town is in your own Car Hire UK. The rising ridges of sandstone hills and the River Mersey are geographical landmarks of the city that also contribute to the picturesque skyline and beautiful sites.
Historically, Liverpool has been the site of struggles and anti-Semitism. The youth culture of the 1960′s, along with the help of the legendary Beatles have worked to overturn the image of the city, and pushed the view of the city into the music scene.
Now Liverpool wisely capitalizes on the popularity of the Beatles, and promotes much more tourism the area, thus giving a much needed boost to the economy.
Another boost to the economy comes from the millions of football fans that support Liverpool’s Premier League clubs. You can take a ride over to the football fields in your Car hire Liverpool and watch the games being held in the Goodson Park venue as well as the F.C. at Anfield. Visitors can watch a match at either venue even after regular season commences, because the teams have consistently moved into post-season top division status each year since 1888.
If horseracing is more the travelers interest, the Aintree Racecourse is just north of Liverpool in Sefton. Here the famous steeplechase is held in early April.
There are even baseball games to attend in Liverpool, with it being one of the last three venues to hold traditional British Baseball. The Liverpool Trojans are the oldest baseball club to still exist in the UK.
In terms of culture, one can see the largest panel of stained glass in the world at the Roman Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral. Or perhaps hear the highest peal of bells in the world at the Anglican Cathedral. The road between the two is named “Hope.”
Traveling throughout Liverpool can be done through any of the three tunnels that run under the river Mersey. One is a railway, while the other two are typical road tunnels.
The quite memorable scenery of Liverpool is also quite diverse. The metropolitan areas provide magnificent skyline views and interesting architecture. There is an expansive countryside that hosts sunsets of the most stunning kind. Then there is the relaxing sight of the coastline meeting the majestic seas.
Then if these sights are not enough, there are World Class sports venues, theater experiences, and free admission museums. The drive around the city is a lesson in culture all its own, and provides visitors a window into the world of John Lennon and the legendary Beatles.
The Culture Capital has many exciting events planned for the coming year, and events will range from festivals, to music events, to football matches, to maritime history lessons.
For the children in all of us, visit the safari park in Knowsley. This exciting drive through adventure is also one of the “greenest” areas in the UK. This means that it carries the most economically positive traits it is able.
The tourist in Liverpool will enjoy an array of authentic dining experiences from Chinese to Russian themed. The famed 60 Hope Street and The London Carriageworks are definitely required dining while there, and the Panoramic falls into the category as well, being located on the 34th floor of the West Tower. You will certainly get to see all of this when you pick up your car hire Liverpool Airport.