Albert Dock, Liverpool

Liverpool, Merseyside

Once the gateway to the British Empire, now the cultural centre of a cosmopolitan city.

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Albert Dock is one of the most famous landmarks in all of England. This 1.25 million sq feet site was officially opened by its namesake Prince Albert on 30 July 1846.

It wasn’t just any old port; Liverpool was the gateway to the British Empire and brought in such exotic items as cotton, tea, tobacco, silk, and brandy from around the world. It was also a hub for the Industrial Revolution, allowing the commercial transport of England’s most exciting new creations.

Today the docks attract around five million people each year, making it the most-visited free UK attraction outside London.

Wear comfortable shoes as there is a lot to do in one compact area.

You can browse the shops, stop in one of the restaurants, bars and cafés, and stay in one of the hotels. You can also get cultured in some of the city’s best museums and galleries – including Tate Liverpool, the Beatles Story, Merseyside Maritime Museum and the International Slavery Museum.

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