Landmarks Tour, Liverpool, Liverpool

Landmarks Tour, Liverpool, Liverpool
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the iOS app "Liverpool Map and Walks" on iTunes App Store or the Android app "Liverpool Map and Walks" on Google Play. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Liverpool is an old city with many notable historical sites. Some of the landmarks you will discover during this tour are the Wellington Column, the Church of Our Lady and Saint Nicholas, and the famous St John's Gardens. Take this tour to learn more about Liverpool's history through its landmarks.

Landmarks Tour, Liverpool Map

Guide Name: Landmarks Tour, Liverpool
Guide Location: England » Liverpool (See other walking tours in Liverpool)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 11
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 km
Author: irenes
Albert Dock and the Waterfront

1) Albert Dock and the Waterfront (must see)

Albert Dock, a historic complex of docks and warehouses on the banks of the Mersey river, is Liverpool’s biggest tourist attraction, attracting over four million visitors each year. It was built in the 1840s and designed by local architects Jesse Hartley and Philip Hardwick. The new dock was ground-breaking in two ways – one of the first dock complexes to allow direct unloading of cargo into warehouses, it was also the first UK development not to use wood in its construction. The complex was...   view more
Church of Our Lady and Saint Nicholas

2) Church of Our Lady and Saint Nicholas

The Church of Our Lady and Saint Nicholas stands on the corner of New Quay and Chapel Street, in the heart of Liverpool’s historic docklands. It is the parish church for the entirety of the city’s waterfront area, and has played an important role in its history. Sailors and local traders have been coming to this spot to worship for over 750 years. The small chapel of St Mary del Key has stood here since the 13th century.

The chapel was expanded and redeveloped repeatedly throughout its...   view more
Victoria Monument

3) Victoria Monument

The Victoria Monument stands in the centre of Derby Square, a secluded section of the docklands area, close to St. James rail station. Built in 1906 as a memorial to Queen Victoria, it contains her statue at its centre, surrounded by pillars and topped with a domed roof. Around the monument, there are four groups of statues representing areas where Liverpool and the UK as a whole have excelled – Agriculture, Commerce, Industry and Education. The four dark figures on the domed roof represent...   view more
Nelson Monument

4) Nelson Monument

The Nelson Monument is a tribute to Lord Horatio Nelson, the renowned British Admiral who died whilst defeating the French Navy at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. It was designed by Matthew Coates Wyatt and sculpted by Sir Richard Westmacott. Unveiled in 1813, the monument was the first major public sculpture to appear in the city of Liverpool. It is situated at Exchange Flags Square, behind Liverpool’s town hall. Whilst Lord Nelson had no great association with the city, his navy’s victory...   view more
Superlambbanana

5) Superlambbanana

Superlambanana is one of Liverpool’s most unusual attractions. A modern sculpture by Japanese artist Taro Chiezo, it is a bright yellow, 17 feet high abstract installation, said by the artist to be a cross between a lamb and a banana. Initially sited next to the Albert Dock, it was later moved to Tithebarn Street, adjacent to Liverpool John Moores University. Chiezo designed only a miniature scale model of the sculpture – four local artists created the full size version. It was designed...   view more
St. John's Gardens

6) St. John's Gardens

St. John’s Gardens are an area of public park land close to William Brown Street, in Liverpool’s city centre. One of two parks within Liverpool’s World Heritage Site, they are bordered to the east by St. George’s Hall, a fine Neoclassical building which houses law courts and a concert venue. The Green Flag awarded gardens house ornamental shrubs and flower beds, as well as a number of memorials to the city’s famous citizens. These include statues of Liverpool University founder William...   view more
Steble Fountain

7) Steble Fountain

The Steble Fountain is located on William Brown Street, immediately to the west of another famous Liverpool monument, Wellington’s Column. The fountain is named after Lieutenant Colonel Richard Fell Steble, a local army officer and former Mayor of Liverpool, who paid for the construction of a fountain on the site. Designed by Paul Lienard, it was unveiled in 1879, though low water pressure meant the opening ceremony was something of an anti-climax.

The Steble Fountain is formed from cast...   view more
Wellington Column

8) Wellington Column (must see)

Wellington’s Column is a towering memorial to the Duke of Wellington, located on William Brown Street in the historic heart of Liverpool city centre. Commissioned after the Duke’s death in 1852, it is the work of two Scottish siblings – Andrew Lawson, who designed the Greek style column, and his brother George, who created the statue of Wellington. It was one of the last column monuments to be erected in the UK, largely because of lengthy delays in its construction. Wellington’s Column...   view more
Empire Theater

9) Empire Theater

The Empire Theatre is situated on the corner of Lime Street and London Road, a two minute walk from the city’s main railway station, Liverpool Lime Street. The theatre is the second to be built at this location, and was opened in 1925. Throughout its 85 year history the Empire Theatre has hosted variety shows, musicals, pop concerts and even opera. Its two tier auditorium is the largest of its kind in the country, with a capacity of 2.350 people. A sell out crowd have witnessed two Royal...   view more
Prince Albert's Statue

10) Prince Albert's Statue

Prince Albert’s Statue can be found outside St. George’s Hall in the William Brown Conservation Area, a historic region of the city centre. The statue depicts the popular Prince Consort, husband of Queen Victoria, riding his horse. Victoria herself is depicted in a similar pose in a statue nearby. Both statues were designed by Thomas Thornycroft, a Cheshire-born architect, known for his equestrian sculptures. His most famous work, a depiction of Bodecia, stands on Westminster Bridge in...   view more
Chinese Arch

11) Chinese Arch (must see)

Like many major cities around the world, Liverpool has its own Chinatown, located at the southern edge of the city centre. Liverpool has had a large Chinese community since the first ships from the Orient began docking in the 1830s, trading silk and wool. Almost 2% of the city’s population are of full Chinese descent, whilst high estimates suggest that Liverpool is home to around thirty thousand Chinese people. Initially established in the docklands area, Chinatown was relocated after World...   view more

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