The 2014 British Open will be held in Liverpool, the City of Pop known for its prolific artists that have produced more number one hits than anywhere on earth. Located in the north of England, the city of Liverpool sits on the River Mersey and is the fourth largest city in the country. Once an impressive port, Liverpool is also known for its friendly and hospitable residents and their fabulous sense of humor.
However, it was The Beatles that brought fame to the city of Liverpool. Here, you can see historic Beatles sites like Penny Lane, Strawberry Field, and take a Magical Mystery Tour. So, apart from its connection to this unique band, what are some of the other great attractions of Liverpool?
- St. George’s Hall – You can’t possibly visit Liverpool and not see St. George’s Hall with its gardens to the rear and plateau to the front. A neoclassical grade 1 building, St. George’s Hall is the number one Liverpool attraction and your trip to the 2014 British Open is the perfect opportunity to walk around this lovely building. Take this chance to see the extraordinary organ built by Henry Willis and also the unique mosaic floor made from Minton tiles.
- Walker Art Collection – A trip to Liverpool must include a visit to one of the biggest art collections outside of London, the Walker Art Collection. The collection began in 1819 with 37 paintings pertaining to the personal collection of William Roscoe, who was forced to sell them after his bank failed. The Walker Art Collection is an impressive blend of magnificent works by Rembrandt, Degas, as well as David Hockney, Lucien Freud, and Banksy.
- Hope Street – Few places have deserved more their name than Hope Street in Liverpool, featuring the Catholic Cathedral at one end and the Anglican Cathedral at the other. If you decide to let your passion for golf drive you to the 2014 British Open in Liverpool, make sure you take a stroll down Hope Street and listen to the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra or visit the famous men toilets at the Philharmonic Pub.
- Pier Head – There is probably no other sight in Liverpool as astounding as the Pier Head, a World Heritage Site. You can visit the three world-famous graces, which are The Liver Building, the Cunard Building, and The Port of Liverpool Building, but you can also see the many exhibitions in the newly added Liverpool Museum.
- Albert Dock – A wonderfully renovated place, the Albert Dock is now a shopping parade with The Tate Liverpool and cozy restaurants. The home of the Maritime Museum, the Albert Dock is one of the most popular attractions in Liverpool and is used for the Tall Ships regatta. The area is also known for its diverse and active nightlife with fashionable restaurants and bars.
- Speke Hall – While in town for the 2014 British Open visit one of the oldest remaining buildings in Liverpool, which is Speke Hall. This historic site’s roots go back as far as the Tudors. During the reformation, a priest’s hole was used to hide members of the clergy. Don’t miss a meeting with the ghost of Mary Norris, who haunts the building remorseful about killing her young son.
- The Cavern Club – A nightclub that was originally opened in 1957, the Cavern Club is known as the center of the music scene in the 1960s. The Beatles have placed The Cavern Club securely on the world map and you simply have to visit to this amazing piece of rock and roll history.
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