Liverpool, situated on the north-western coast of England at the mouth of the river Mersey, has a very special history. It was a major shipping port and in the 19th century and over 40% of the world’s trade passed through it at one point. This trade furnished Liverpool’s economic expansion and was the bedrock of the society that moved to the city. However, the days of it being a major port have gone. Liverpool has adapted and changed with the times.
Liverpool coach hire is available for tours of the city for various different groups of people. Many fans of The Beatles visit the city to go to the sites that make up a great part of the band's history and music. They go to The Cavern Club in the city centre to see where The Beatles first played. They then tour Liverpool, visiting sites such as Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields, whilst learning more of the band's history.
The Albert Dock, which was the major off-loading point for ships in the past, has been remodelled and is a major attraction. Here, visitors can go to the Tate Liverpool, a major contemporary art gallery, or visit the Mersey Maritime Museum. There are many different events held here all year round and it caters to all the family’s entertainment needs. At night, it comes alive with people eating at the restaurants and visiting the bars to enjoy the vibrant Liverpool nightlife.
Mersey ferry tours have linked up with Liverpool coach hire tours to allow people to see Liverpool from a distance. They take a short trip on one of the ferries to get a different view of the city whilst listening to and learning about the city’s history. It is from the positions gained by using this service that many of the best photographs of Liverpool and the Liver birds - two bird statues that sit atop the Liver Building - have been taken and kept as reminders.
Liverpool coach hire services to Aintree race course are available from City Minibus & Coach Hire. This horse racing location attracts many visitors, especially when the Grand National horserace is held every year. This is a major attraction and many racing enthusiasts return year after year to watch the race.