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Liverpool’s most historic sites revealed

Every Liverpudlian knows how rich in history and culture the city is. It was originally founded by King John in 1207 and was a major global trade link from the 18th to the 20th Century. Not only is Liverpool the home of The Beatles, one of the most iconic bands of all time, it also boasts 31 museums, three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and 29 historic sites. No wonder then, that the research has ranked Liverpool as the sixth most historic city in the North and Scotland overall. 

By looking at the top traveller ranked historic sites, points of interest & landmarks, monuments & statues, and castles on Trip Advisor, we can exclusively reveal Liverpool’s most historic sites. 

The Cavern Club

10 Mathew Street, Liverpool, L2 6RE

This thriving venue is most well-known as where the Beatles gained their musical stripes. It has over 15,500 reviews on Trip Advisor and over 32,000 Instagram posts.

Royal Albert Dock

3-4 The Colonnades, Liverpool, L3 4AA

Opening in 1846, this cultural landmark was once the home of global trade. With almost 17,000 Trip Advisor reviews, the Royal Albert Dock represents an important part of the UNESCO World Heritage Maritime Mercantile City.

Speke Hall

The Walk, Speke, Liverpool, L24 1XD

This striking Tudor manor house is one of the finest surviving examples of its kind. It is owned by the National Trust and earns brownie points for its Instagrammability with over 10,500 posts. 

Sefton Park

Mossley Hill Drive, Liverpool, L17 1AJ

A magnificent 235-acre Grade I listed park just begging to be explored. A true hidden gem outside of the city, and visitors agree with over 82,000 Instagram posts.

Williamson’s Tunnels 

The Old Stableyard, Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre, Smithdown Lane, Liverpool, L7 3EE

A fascinating underground world created in the early 19th Century, a lot of the arches and tunnels remain unexplained. Today, it is sometimes used as a rave venue. 

Liverpool was also ranked sixth in a poll for The Most Historic City in the North, based on the amount of listed buildings, listed parks, gardens, museums, scheduled monuments, UNESCO World Heritage Sites with a 50-mile radius, historical and heritage tours, and historic sites.

Edinburgh topped the poll, with Glasgow and York finishing 2nd and 3rd.

For full information and full top 10 list visit www.tpexpress.co.uk/explore-the-north-and-scotland

READ MORE: Royal Albert Dock ranked in Lonely Planet’s ‘Ultimate UK Travelist’ 2019

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