A Weekend in Liverpool

England, Liverpool Guide (B): A Weekend in Liverpool

I wrote a teensy bit about my time in Liverpool here, but got a bit carried away with post-Brexit emotion etc. So here is my bit on how I spent a lovely and relaxing two days in this quirky city…

My mom and I stayed with old friends who live close to the Liverpool cathedral. No visit to a British city is complete without stopping by the cathedral. The Liverpool cathedral is massive, and home to the world’s heaviest church bells, as we were informed by our hosts who are bell-ringing aficionados. You can explore inside for free, or enjoy the garden surrounding it.

One of the few things we did that was a bit outside the central city limits was the Liverpool University botanical garden – Ness Gardens. My mom is a huge garden lover, so we enjoyed strolling the massive grounds and even stopped for lunch in the cafe.

On the opposite side of Liverpool is the beach. The city is mostly surrounded by the Mersey river, but a little bit further on it borders on the sea. There is a great permanent exhibit here by Antony Gormley, called “Another Place.” Basically, Gormley made body-cast sculptures, all identical, of his own body. They are positioned along the tide line, staring out to sea. We visited at high tide and most sculptures were underwater, but a few were visible, and there were heads bobbing in the ocean… ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: A Weekend in Liverpool
Guide Location: England » Liverpool
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Sarah Bence
Read it on author's website: http://www.sarahccbence.com/a-weekend-in-liverpool/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Liverpool Cathedral
  • St James’ Garden
  • Ness Botanical Garden
  • Albert Dock
  • International Slavery Museum
  • Liverpool One
  • Liver Building
  • Duke Street

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