Liverpool is one of those classic city break destinations and it has a certain charm that keeps visitors returning time and time again (including myself!). Liverpool is a really friendly city and its very easily accessed from Ireland and further a field. If you’ve never been before, or whether you’re on a return visit, there is always something new to see and do.
For me, a two day stay is the perfect length and the right amount of time to enjoy a whirlwind, jam packed weekend. Liverpool is a very walkable city so its easy to access all of its local attractions and districts. If you’re planning a trip, here’s everything you need to do with your 48 hours in Liverpool!
Visit the Waterfront and Albert Dock
Liverpool is built on the River Mersey and its location is a huge part of its history. One of the nicest areas of the city is the Waterfront and Albert Dock. Take a step back in time as you stroll among the rustic, red brick buildings and make sure to have your camera ready, because you will have plenty of opportunities for amazing photographs. Now a UNESCO Designated World Heritage Site, this area of the city is really well kept and perfect for an afternoon stroll.
Merseyside Maritime Museum
Located on Albert Dock, the Merseyside Maritime Museum is a fascinating museum that will bring you on a journey through Liverpool’s 300 year old Maritime history including its ties to the Titanic. This is a fascinating place to visit and a must for anyone who hasn’t been.
Museum of Liverpool
The Museum of Liverpool is a newly built museum which opened its doors in 2011. It is the largest newly built National Museum in the UK and it will take you on a journey back some 10,000 years. The museum has a strong focus on archaeology and transport history.
Located on Hope Street, the gothic Liverpool Cathedral is the cities largest Cathedral and its home to sweeping arches and the largest organ in the United Kingdom. While there, be sure to take the Tower Tour which will give you a 360 degree view of the city! On a clear day, you can even see as far as Blackpool!
The Beatles Story
If you’re a Beatles fan, chances are you know that the four guys are from Liverpool and this fantastic city, which inspired so much of their music has a really great attraction dedicated to the band called The Beatles Story. This fascinating exhibition will take you through the life, journey and music of The Beatles.
Mersey River Cruise
No trip to Liverpool is complete without a Mersey River Cruise! See the city’s unique shoreline from the best angle possible – on the water!
Liverpool supporters are extremely passionate and no trip to the city is complete without a trip to Anfield! Whether you’re catching a game or taking a tour, Anfield will give you a taste of the passion that surrounds the Liverpool football team.
In true Squidgy Moments style, I have saved the best for last – shopping! Liverpool is an AMAZING shopping city and it truly is high street heaven! The city’s Primark is huge and always jam packed (arrive early!). Its also got loads of big brand names including River Island, New Look, Forever 21 and more! The city’s main shopping mall is Liverpool One and you could easily spend half a day strolling its dozens of stores.
I could go on and on when it comes to things to do and see in Liverpool. It really is one amazing city with lovely friendly locals. If you’re planning a city break, I highly recommend Liverpool. In fact, I’ve booked another trip for myself in a couple of weeks!
From Dublin you can fly direct with Ryanair for as low as €20 per person return and for the best selection of hotels in Liverpool, check out Expedia. They offer hotels for all budgets and they have lots of photo’s on site for each of their hotels as well, something that’s hugely important to me when researching and booking hotel accommodation.
Have I convinced you to visit Liverpool?
Until next time!
Disclaimer: This post was written in conjunction with expedia.ie. All opinions and recommendations are my own.Google+