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Liverpool Port

Liverpool is major northwest English city and port on the River Mersey, near its mouth on the Irish Sea.

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  • Liverpool in detail
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Liverpool in detail

Liverpool is major northwest English city and port on the River Mersey, near its mouth on the Irish Sea. Its links with arts and entertainment are legendary - The Beatles, writers, actresses and many comedians came from here. Notable buildings include the town hall (1754) and the Albert Docks (1840s), containing the largest group of "Grade I" listed buildings in Britain.

It is now a redeveloped waterfront site and is home to the Liverpool Tate Gallery, Granada television studios, and several museums. Other outstanding buildings are the Neo-Classical St George's Hall (1854), housing concert halls, law courts, and exhibition rooms; the Gothic-style Anglican Cathedral (consecrated 1924), one of the largest ecclesiastical structures in the world; and the Roman Catholic cathedral of Christ the King (consecrated 1967), a striking example of modern architecture. The city of Manchester can also be reached from here.In 1207 King John granted the hamlet of Liverpool the privileges of a free borough. It remained an insignificant port town until the late , when the nearby port of Chester declined as a result of the silting of the River Dee. The growth of manufacturing in the 17th century and the increase of trade with America and the West Indies caused Liverpool to thrive. Expansion of the harbour was necessary, and by the end of the 18th century the city had become a rich metropolis thriving on the slave trade and privateering. In 1830 a railway was opened between Liverpool and Manchester, and by the 1860s the city was the centre of an extensive rail network. During this period its population grew rapidly as numerous immigrants, chiefly from Ireland, settled here. Liverpool became the foremost British port for American trade and passenger service in the 19th century.

Enjoy a modern terminal and excellent facilities before boarding you cruise from Liverpool port, which is just ten minutes away from the attractions of the city centre.

Opened in 2007, the port is well equipped for a comfortable passenger experience before your cruise from Liverpool. You can visit a wide range of destinations on a cruise from Liverpool, including Spain, Italy, Greece, the Canary Islands, Norway, Ireland and the British Isles. Top providers including Cruise & Maritime and Fred Olsen cruise from Liverpool, giving you the chance to choose from a variety of destinations, durations and boards.

By Train: Travel to Liverpool Lime Street Station which is well connected to most UK cities. From here you can reach your cruise from Liverpool by taking a short taxi ride. Fred Olsen also offers their customers the chance to pre-book a £5 coach trip to the port.

By Car: Take the motorway to Liverpool and turn off at the A5036. Take a right at the junction at A565 and follow the signs to the docks to reach your cruise from Liverpool.

 

  • Time Zone GMT 0
  • Currency Pound (£)
  • Language English
  • Population 465,700

Liverpool Weather

  • Temperature
  • Rainfall

temperature degrees centigrade

Jan
4
Feb
5
Mar
6.5
Apr
8
May
11
Jun
13.5
Jul
17
Aug
15
Sep
13.5
Oct
10.5
Nov
7.5
Dec
6

rainfall in mm

Jan
97
Feb
94
Mar
101
Apr
85
May
68
Jun
71
Jul
40
Aug
55
Sep
44
Oct
61
Nov
78
Dec
65