The cruise terminal occupies a fantastic location close to the Liver the ship is very close to the main city. Right next to the Mersey Ferry if you fancy a song.

If you decide to stay in Liverpool there is so much to see and do and you do not need to book any ship’s tours. There is so much to do and see here – lots of galleries, museums and exhibitions most of which are free -so enjoy.

The new terminal is so convenient and it is only a few minutes’ walk to the attractions near the waterfront, eg Albert Dock area comprising of: Museum of Liverpool Life, Maritime Museum, International Slavery Museum, Tate Gallery, Albert Dock, The Beatles Story, Ferry Across the Mersey.

There are 2 open top, hop on hop off buses that run from nearly by (one is £6 with a recorded commentary and the other is £9 with a live commentary).

It is only about 15-20 minutes to walk to the main shopping centre of Liverpool, ie Liverpool One, with lots of other places to visit and maybe slightly more to walk to the Anglican and Catholic Cathedrals.

This is a useful site to browse – Visit Liverpool – Tourist Attractions – Hotels – What’s On – Shopping. If you want a ‘Beatles Tour’ see: Magical Mystery Tour Liverpool – The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour

If you do decide to go further afield then Chester has a lot to offer. An old Roman city and its Roman city walls are the most complete in Britain. There is a lot of history, a Roman amphitheatre, and medieval half-timbered buildings.

There is a lot to do and see in Chester, The Cathedral is beautiful and has recently been opened to the public for free. Walk around its walls and see the pretty Victorian Eastgate Clock. The Grosvenor Gardens, opposite the Visitor Centre is lovely to walk around and for the young at heart there is a Miniature Railway for you to get on board and enjoy the ride. Fancy a trip along the River Dee in one of the many boats. There are HOHO buses for that overview and one of them is an old fashioned 1924 period open-top vintage sightseeing tour bus.

For shopping it has unique half-timbered galleried shops, which means you can shop whatever the weather.

By Peter Dagnall

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