Overnight Trip | Liverpool
19 – 21 February 2012
During our stay in Liverpool we will be visiting Sudley House, The Walker Art Gallery, Tate Liverpool and the dock area as well as having a trip across the Mersey to visit Port Sunlight and the Lady Lever Art Gallery.
Several areas of the city centre were granted World Heritage Site status by UNESCO in 2004. Referred to as the Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City, the site comprises six separate locations in the city including the Pier Head, Albert Dock and William Brown Street and includes many of the city's most famous landmarks.
In 2007, the city celebrated the 800th anniversary of the foundation of the borough of Liverpool, for which a number of events were planned. Liverpool is a joint European Capital of Culture for 2008. The main celebrations, in September 2008, included La Princesse, a large mechanical spider which is 20 metres high and weighs 37 tonnes, and represents the "eight legs" of Liverpool: honour, history, music, the Mersey, the ports, governance, sunshine and culture. La Princesse roamed the streets of the city during the festivities, and concluded by entering the Queensway Tunnel.
There will also be an orientation tour plus the chance to visit two very different cathedrals and explore St. Georges Hall.