Liverpool is a city and metropolitan borough of Merseyside, England, along the eastern side of the Mersey Estuary. It was founded as a borough in 1207 and was granted city status in 1880. Inhabitants of Liverpool are referred to as Liverpudlians but are also known as "Scousers".
At 176 miles northwest of London, the city of Liverpool is built across a ridge of sandstonehills rising up to a height of around 70 metres above sea-level at Everton Hill, which represents the southern boundary of the West Lancashire Coastal Plain.
Liverpool experiences a temperate maritime climate, like much of the British Isles, with relatively cold summers and mild winters. There is regular but generally light precipitation throughout the year with an average of 282 days of rainper annum. Snowfall is not a common sight in the city, with an average of only 22 days per annum.
The Liverbird is the symbol of the city of Liverpool. Its most obvious manifestation is the two represented on the Liver Building, at Liverpool's Pier Head.
The city centre was granted World Heritage Site status by UNESCO. This means its architectural, technological and cultural heritage is ofinternational significance.
The World Heritage Site stretches along the waterfront from Albert Dock, through The Pier Head and up to Stanley Dock, and up through the historic commercial districts and the Rope Walks area to the cultural quarter which is dominated by the magnificent St George's Hall.
In 2008, Liverpool held the European Capital of Culture title. The European Capital of Cultureis a city designated by the European Union for a period of one calendar year during which it is given a chance to showcase its cultural life and cultural development.
GETTING TO LIVERPOOL
Whether you are arriving in Liverpool by plane, train, coach or ferry, your onward journey is very straightforward.
John Lennon Airport is nine miles southeast of the city centre.
The Airlink 500 busservice runs to the city centre every 20 minutes and the new, highly accessible Liverpool South Parkway Mersey rail Station is nearby with regular bus services to and from the airport. A taxi to the city centre takes around 20 minutes.
The National Express coach station boasts a super-efficient bus network and the Mersey Ferry runs regularly between Pier Head, Seacombe and Woodside on Wirral.
Liverpool Cathedral is the Anglican cathedral, it was built on St. James' Mount, in the centre of the city. It is the seat of the Anglican Bishop of Liverpool. Its official name is the Cathedral Church of Christ in Liverpool, but it is dedicated to Christ and the Blessed Virgin.
It is the fifth largest Cathedral in the world and the largest in theUK, breathtaking in its scale and beauty, architecture and atmosphere.
The Cathedral abounds in superlatives: highest gothic arches, largest organ, heaviest ring of bells but the grandiosity is balanced by a great sense of welcome and peace. The massive tower stands over the city as a symbol of faith in God.
The whole Cathedral is used imaginatively for many purposes - worship, concerts,exhibitions, recitals, displays…
The Anglican cathedral is one of the two cathedrals in the city. The other one is the Roman Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral of Liverpool, which is situated about half a mile to the north.
The cathedrals are linked by Hope Street, which takes its name from William Hope; a local merchant whose house stood on the site now occupied by the Philharmonic Hall, and was namedlong before either cathedral was built.
Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the king
It is a Roman Catholic cathedral. It replaced the Pro-Cathedral of St. Nicholas. The cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of Liverpool, the mother church of Liverpool's Catholics, and the metropolitan church of the ecclesiastical Northern Province.
This cathedral is dramatic, modern, and circular with...