Known as Europe's cultural capital, Liverpool is most famous for its maritime heritage and musical history. As a designated UNESCO World Heritage site, Liverpool is filled with cultural attractions that commemorate its maritime past. From museums to docks, visitors to the city have multiple opportunities to explore its history.
Visitors who want to explore maritime history across the city are encouraged to head for the Pier Head, which is home to the Liver building and other Grade II listed sites that have played a role in Liverpool's maritime past. Visitors wishing to explore the mercantile aspects of maritime history can visit the tobacco house at Stanley Dock, as well as other warehouses that were central to Liverpool's role in industrial Britain.The Liverpool maritime museum is a great starting point for any visitor who is keen to learn about Liverpool's history. Known nationally as the Merseyside Maritime Museum, it is a free entry attraction that welcomes guests between 10am-5pm. Visitors can learn about Liverpool's intertwined and often untold history with the Titanic, and the extensive archives are worth a visit for those who want to delve deeper into the documented history of Liverpool.
As a designated UNESCO World Heritage site, its historic attractions are spread across the city, with many of them being in open spaces. Staying in the city provides maritime history fans with the best opportunity to explore Liverpool's culture.
Alternatively, a stay in Blackpool for the weekend presents another opportunity to explore Britain's maritime history. Blackpool is one of England's academic centres as far as maritime history is concerned. It is well-located for a variety of cultural attractions, including many nearby museums that explore the technical aspects of maritime development. In addition to this, Blackpool is particularly well-loved by families, thanks to its British seaside vibe. As one of Britain's original seaside resorts, it is filled with classic beaches, fish and chip shops, arcades, and fun fairs. While Blackpool reached its UK vacation peak in the 70s, it is fast becoming popular with those who want to revisit Britain's seaside heritage, and is perfectly located for those who want to explore the rest of North-West England. Conveniently, it is just over an hour's drive away from Liverpool, allowing visitors to each location to get the best of both worlds as far as maritime history is concerned.
With the North-West of England offering multiple opportunities to combine maritime history with culture and seaside resort enjoyment, it is the ideal holiday location for people of all ages and tastes. Liverpool and Blackpool are so close to each other; guests can stay in one city and explore the other with ease.
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