Home of the Beatles Welcomes Seniors


Senior travelers will find Liverpool in Merseyside, England, on the eastern side of the Mersey Estuary. With a population of over 460,000, Liverpool was said, in 2012 to be Europe’s hottest destination.

The city is within the historic county of Lancashire. The first significant date in the history of Liverpool is 1207, when King John granted a charter for a planned new town.

With its unique attractions, exciting events, world class sport offerings, unrivaled musical heritage and famously warm welcomes, the city is an ideal destination for seniors to visit and to explore, plus it is home to the Beatles. The Beatles and their music made Liverpool world-famous in the 1960s.

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Seniors Enjoy The Beatles And Soccer

Liverpool’s biggest tourist attraction is Albert Dock. It is ringed by a colonnade of huge cast-iron columns and warehouses, and today a World Heritage Site.  “Avant-garde architecture and many museums share the skyline with redbrick warehouses and foggy quays.”

Among the many architectural marvels in Liverpool are the 18th-century Town Hall and the 19th-century St. George’s Hall. The stunning Town Hall, in the heart of the city center, is one of the city’s most recognizable landmarks, featuring a large dome and tall statue of Britannia.


Liverpool’s contemporary arts scene possesses its own roster of winners. And the city’s legendary music scene continues to put together new sounds. Liverpool is world famous for its football club because of the two premiership teams, Liverpool and Everton.”

Seniors Visit Liverpool Cathedral

Plan to visit Liverpool Cathedral that is regarded as one of the greatest buildings of the twentieth century and is one of the largest church buildings in the world. By the 19th century the port of Liverpool was the second city of the Empire; cotton, sugar, tobacco, porcelain, silk and spices were some of the goods which made Liverpool rich.


Like Vancouver, Canada, Liverpool’s connection with China is strong today. There is a significant Chinese population as well as many Chinese shops, restaurants and businesses. Liverpool has more galleries and museums than any other city outside of London. And oh yes, a reminder for you…pack an umbrella, it rains 144.3 days per year.

Join my travel hero, Rick Steves for a video visit to Liverpool. Relive the hysteria at the Beatles Story Experience, and check out Paul’s childhood home. The city overflows with things to see and do and the Casbah Coffee Club, the launchpad for the Beatles, is a good place to start.


Lonely Planet notes that Liverpool is…“A hardscrabble town with a reputation for wit and an obsessive love of football, Liverpool also has an impressive cultural heritage: its galleries are among the best in the country, and it has recently undergone an impressive program of urban regeneration.”

I’d suggest taking one of the many Hop-On/Hop-Off tours of the city or a Mersey River Explorer Cruise, both a great means for getting acquainted with Liverpool. -jeb

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