Liverpool was granted World Heritage status from UNESCO in July 2004 putting it alongside world famous attractions such as the Taj Mahal and Great Wall of China.
The World Heritage Site stretches along Liverpool’s waterfront from the Albert Dock, through The Pier Head and up to Stanley Dock, through the historic commercial districts and Ropewalks area to St George’s Quarter which is home to the magnificent St George’s Hall.
The city’s bid for the status was centred on Liverpool as a major Maritime Mercantile city and reflected the city’s significance as a commercial port at the time of Britain’s greatest global influence.
The accolade is also a reflection of Liverpool’s great architectural heritage with the Albert Dock featuring more Grade 1 listed buildings than anywhere else in the country. Liverpool is one of just 32 World Heritage Sites in the UK.
Map & Directions
Road access to Merseyside is excellent with the motorway network making access to central areas quick and easy. From the M6 follow the M56 or M62 to Liverpool.
Public Transport Directions
Regular services to and from Liverpool make it one of the most accessible cities on the UK rail network. Virgin trains operate a London-Liverpool service, with a journey time of just over 2 hours.National Express operate regular services from all major towns and cities in Britain to Norton Street Coach Station, Liverpool.