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Liverpool Cathedral Tours

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Liverpool Cathedral
Discover a symbol of Liverpool and gain insight into the city’s history with a visit to the National Heritage-listed Liverpool Cathedral. As the largest religious building in Britain, the Anglican cathedral boasts neo-Gothic architecture, distinctive artwork, and a 328-feet (100-meter) tower that provides sweeping views across River Mersey.
 
The Basics
To fully appreciate Giles Gilbert Scott’s famous design, visitors can opt to ascend the bell tower for panoramic vistas or simply explore the peaceful interior, looking out for installations by notable artists, including Tracey Emin. If you’re tight for time, some tours offer a city overview package that includes the cathedral along with other top attractions. For brave souls, other tours offer after-hours insight into some of the city’s spookiest spots, including the cathedral graveyard.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • With the world’s largest Gothic arches and the UK’s biggest organ, the cathedral is a must-see for anyone interested in architecture and design.
  • Access to the building itself is free, but a small donation is encouraged.
  • Some tours include the Tower Experience as part of the package; otherwise, there is a charge to enter the bell tower.
  • Be prepared for a lot of climbing as the tower has 108 stairs.
  • The main cathedral floor is wheelchair accessible from the parking lot. Elevator access is available to different ground floor levels and the Lady Chapel.
 
How to Get There
Liverpool Cathedral is just under a mile (1.3 kilometers) from Liverpool Lime Street. The walk from the city center is about 30 minutes. Bus routes 82 and 86 serve the cathedral, taking around 15 minutes from Liverpool One Bus Station. Some tours offer hop-on hop-off bus services, stopping near the cathedral.
 
When to Get There
The cathedral is an active place of worship, and therefore visitor access is restricted during services. Interested members of the public are welcome to join the congregation for the service; otherwise, it’s best to avoid Sunday morning visits.
 
Why is Giles Gilbert Scott’s Architecture So Famous?
Liverpool Cathedral’s architect, Giles Gilbert Scott, also designed the UK’s famous red telephone boxes, as well as London’s Battersea Power Station, among other notable landmarks. His work mixed modernism with Gothic features and created well-known structures out of otherwise functional buildings, all of which are still well worth a visit.
Address: 20 St James’ Road, Liverpool L1 7BY, England
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17 Tours and Activities to Experience Liverpool Cathedral

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Liverpool: 50-Minute Mersey River CruiseAudio Guides

Liverpool: 50-Minute Mersey River Cruise

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Maximize your time in Liverpool with a hop-on hop-off sightseeing cruise along the Mersey River. Aboard a colorful ‘dazzle ferry,’ pass main city attractions and disembark at any of the port stops to check out the sites up close. Admission to the U-Boat Story for a look at an authentic WWII German submarine is included.
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  • 50 minutes to 2 hours 40 minutes
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  • 50 minutes to 2 hours 40 minutes
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Liverpool Ghost Walking TourWalking Tours

Liverpool Ghost Walking Tour

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Unearth Liverpool’s ghoulish past on this 1.5-hour walking tour of the city’s most haunted sites. After darkness has fallen, meet your guide on the famous Hope Street and set off in search of the restless spirits who are said to roam the city at night. Stroll down one of northern England’s most haunted streets, visit the eerie cemetery at Anglican Cathedral, and hear blood-curdling stories of ‘Lantern Jaw,’ the woman in white and the local man who lost his soul to the Devil.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Private Guided Tour of Liverpool in V-class MercedesHalf-day Tours

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Private Guided Tour of Liverpool in V-class Mercedes

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Our luxury V-class Mercedes is sanitised between tours and there is Hand Gel, masks and WIFi on board. I will explain how and why the city has changed in a lighthearted informative way and help you plan the rest of your day. There are very few licensed driver guides in Liverpool and no other Liverpool Qualified Guide has a V-class Mercedes. I am a Beatles expert, but I prefer to mix up the legacy left by the fab4 with the maritime history and the impact of the new waterfront buildings on the World Heritage Site. I will talk about the Georgian Quarter and the slave trade and you will visit the Victorian Round Reading Room and be driven through the world heritage site. My tours are family friendly and I will help you plan your day out and of course the rest of your visit after spending 3 hours with me.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Walking & Drinking Evening TourHalf-day Tours

Walking & Drinking Evening Tour

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On this two-for-one, evening walking tour of Liverpool, you won’t just get to see the city’s highlight landmarks—you’ll also discover its lively pub culture when you visit three different watering holes. With just a small group for company, follow your guide to sights ranging from Liverpool’s two cathedrals, its historical Chinatown, and the Cavern Club (where the Beatles began their career). As you go, learn all about the city’s history, and stop at three different pubs for beverages en route.
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Liverpool Sightseeing Tour by Private TaxiHalf-day Tours

Liverpool Sightseeing Tour by Private Taxi

This tour is led by your very own driver guide who is not only a scouser (local Liverpudlian) but also an expert in the history of this great city. The tour which is exclusive to you will start with a pick you up from a location of your choosing in the city centre and take you on a fun and fascinating tour of the city. You will see show sites that have contributed to Liverpool's reputation as an international city with a rich and vibrant history.
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  • 3 hours
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Private Self-Guided Treasure Hunt around Liverpool - The Grand VoyageSelf-guided Tours & Rentals

Private Self-Guided Treasure Hunt around Liverpool - The Grand Voyage

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A fun and different way to see Liverpool! Solve satisfying clues and follow beautiful maps sent to your phones. Spot things other people take for granted! You’ll learn interesting facts and stories. Everything is outdoors and you can do social distancing.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Full day in Liverpool with a local: private & personalized Half-day Tours

Full day in Liverpool with a local: private & personalized

Knowing the best spots to visit in a new city can be difficult. Make the most of your time in Liverpool with a full day’s private tour, delivered by a local host. Enjoy a personalized itinerary based on your interests and your host’s insights, and discover attractions off the beaten track, hand-picked to suit you.
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  • 6 hours
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Private Self-Guided Treasure Hunt around Liverpool - The Two CathedralsSelf-guided Tours & Rentals

Private Self-Guided Treasure Hunt around Liverpool - The Two Cathedrals

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A fun and different way to see Liverpool! Solve satisfying clues and follow beautiful maps sent to your phones. Spot things other people take for granted! You’ll learn interesting facts and stories. Everything is outdoors and you can do social distancing.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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The Ancient and Medieval City of Chester and Panoramic Liverpool Shore ExcursionFull-day Tours

The Ancient and Medieval City of Chester and Panoramic Liverpool Shore Excursion

Experience Chester, steeped in the rich history of England. As well its unique covered galleries, known as the Rows, and countless other architectural gems, the city possesses the most complete circuit of Roman, Saxon and medieval city walls in Britain. On your way back to the port, enjoy a panoramic tour of Liverpool, viewing the Liver Buildings, Albert Docks and the cultural quarter of the city.
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Liverpool Imperial TourPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Liverpool Imperial Tour

This is a tour in English and Spanish where walking, we will know everything about the history of the city through the years. We will discover how the city became famous as one of the main piers in the country and one of the most important ports in the world. We will narrate its entire history related to the Atlantic slave trade, World War II, economic crises, and more.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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A Hope Street Stroll: An audio tour from the Metropolitan Cathedral to LIPAPrivate Sightseeing Tours

A Hope Street Stroll: An audio tour from the Metropolitan Cathedral to LIPA

This self guided audio tour will take you along Liverpool's most storied street. Strolling along Hope Street you will soon discover that it's the hub of Liverpool's entertainment industry, containing four unique theatres and two prestigious musical/theatrical training academies. In addition, the street and surrounding area is home to numerous restaurants and bars making it an ideal place in which to relax and absorb the atmosphere. Your walk begins at one of the city's magnificent buildings, the Metropolitan Cathedral. Moving on, you will hear the history of those four theatres and some of the famous performers who've walked the boards. As you wind your way you will be made aware of the diversity of the street's restaurants. The eateries range from the simple tapas style to exclusive awarding winning establishments. .
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  • 35 to 50 minutes
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Private safe 2 hour guided Liverpool by Night - Luxury Transport Bus Tours

Private safe 2 hour guided Liverpool by Night - Luxury Transport

This is the only bookable private 2 hour Liverpool by night tour in luxury transport for from 1 to 6 guests in your private group with stunning waterfront views from the opposite side of the River Mersey. We can meet you at your hotel and drop you off as you wish within Liverpool City centre. Face masks are available from your guide at a small additional cost and there is hand sanitiser gel in the luxury vehicle.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Liverpool Beatles Walk Route 2 - socially distanced small groupsWalking Tours

Liverpool Beatles Walk Route 2 - socially distanced small groups

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This tour starts opposite Liverpool Lime Street station only 2 hours journey from London and your qualified fun tour guide will lead you through the World Heritage Site showing you how and why this vibrant city has changed. The tour is the second route in a series of tours using Beatles themed stops to showcase the city. The tour is safe in small groups and is totally outside in the fresh air and your tour guide will avoid all the busiest places. After your tour the guide will help you plan the rest of your visit and there is the chance to book a private 90 minute guided tour to the south of the city in a luxury mercedes at an additional cost from your tour guide. Although this tour uses Beatles themed stops, this tour has something for everyone with stunning architecture, not one but two cathedrals and this tour explores the Georgian Quarter built in the late 1700's. The best way is to combine routes one and two or to add the private tour to make the most amazing full day out.
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  • 2 hours
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Liverpool Private City Tour – Crosby BeachDay Trips

Liverpool Private City Tour – Crosby Beach

Liverpool, the birth place of the Beatles and one of the best cities in the world of architecture. Before we reach Liverpool city, we stop at Crosby Beach and then you will visit: - Albert Dock - International Slavery Museum - Liverpool Anglican Cathedral is British biggest Cathedral - St. James Cemetery is an urban park behind Liverpool Cathedral - Church of St Luke, more commonly known as the bombed-out church - Liverpool´s Three Graces which are part of Liverpool´s UNESCO designated World Heritage: the Port of Liverpool Building, the Royal Liver Building and The Cunard Building. At lunch time why don’t you head for Chinatown and enjoy some Chinese food? Now is the moment to have your cameras ready!! We are going to stop at Penny Lane Road sign made famous by the Beatles song “Penny Lane” Another famous street is Powis Street which was home to Tommy Shelby in the drama Peaky Blinders. Finally, quick stop at Everton Brown Park PLEASE NOTE: Walking is involved MISSING YOU ALREADY!!
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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See Liverpool with a local: private & personalizedPrivate Sightseeing Tours

See Liverpool with a local: private & personalized

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Liverpool sure packs a punch when it comes to exciting things to do! You’ll join one of our local Liverpool hosts and experience the city’s quirky street food markets, impressive sights and hidden charm. Whether you have just three hours to spare or a full day to play, your host will create an itinerary based on your schedule and interests. From exploring cruising down the Mersey and exploring the Royal Albert Dockto sipping cocktails on rooftops, eating at industrial style street food markets and galleries like Tate Liverpool- adventure awaits. Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like- minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do
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  • 3 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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GAILY TOUR in LIVERPOOL - Gay & Lesbian TourCultural Tours

GAILY TOUR in LIVERPOOL - Gay & Lesbian Tour

Liverpool • Gay Tour & Beatles' Secrets Liverpool by Night • Gay Tour • Gay or Lesbian Friendly Tour Guide and/or Driver • Every Entrance Fee or Tasting described in the program
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 3 hours
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Liverpool Sightseeing Walking Tour: The Beatles to The BlitzHistorical Tours

Liverpool Sightseeing Walking Tour: The Beatles to The Blitz

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Find out why Liverpool was named the European Capital of Culture in 2008 on a 2.5-hour walking tour. Hear the origin story of The Beatles, see the remaining signs of World War II, and discover local culture. The tour is perfect for people short on time or visitors who want to orient themselves to the city. Other highlights include Chinatown, the bombed-out church, and Lime Street Station.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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