Liverpool is a melting pot for culture, with strong musical ties and museums galore. It was also the recent host of the Eurovision Song Contest, which helped to put the city in the spotlight. With worldwide acts such as Germany’s Lord of the Lost, Sweden’s Loreen and Finland’s Käärijä, Liverpool has experienced a recent boom in tourism, which has helped to highlight some of the many cultural attractions within the area.
Watch the Grand National at Aintree
Liverpool is home to a lot of well-known events, one of them being the Grand National. The dates for the Grand National have been announced. The races start on the 11th of April, followed by the biggest race of the year happening on Grand National Day, which is the 13th of April. The Grand National odds will change as the official runners are confirmed. Some of the horses that have won the Grand National previously include Red Rum, Noble Yeats, Tiger Roll and Minella Times. The Grand National is an exciting worldwide event that always brings a big crowd.
Listen to Live Music at the Cavern Club
The Cavern Club hosts several events throughout the year. The Beatles played the Cavern Club over 300 times, which helped to make it one of the most famous music venues in the world for live performances. The club can be found on Matthew Street and is open seven days a week, with a range of acts taking the stage. ‘Saturday with the Beatles’ happens every Saturday night and has done so since 2012. The resident tribute band recreated the classic ’60s sound very well, giving people the chance to enjoy hits from the Beatles, once more. If you’re not a fan of The Beatles, then visiting on any other day of the week will introduce you to new and exciting genres, including rock and roll, heavy metal, jazz and blues.
Birdwatching at the Seaforth Nature Reserve
Seaforth Nature Reserve is nestled in the Liverpool Docks. With a strong industrial charm, it is an integral part of the city’s culture. It’s also a roosting site for a variety of ducks, seabirds and waders. From spring right through to winter, life moves at an incredible pace and there is always something to see. If you visit in spring, you can expect migrating gulls that are returning to their breeding grounds in Finland. Lesser black-backed gulls soar through the air and eagle-eyed visitors may even spot rarer birds, including Bonaparte gulls. In spring, osprey pass over as they migrate and in winter, the lagoons host tufted duck, scaup and ringed plovers.
With a huge range of attractions, Liverpool isn’t just a great city to live in. It’s a fantastic destination for you to explore if you’re a visiting tourist. With historic buildings, culturally rich museums and green gardens that span for miles, the city has it all. If you’re visiting Liverpool, make sure you take a stroll along the Royal Albert Dock, and if you’re a football fan, you won’t want to miss out on visiting the Liverpool FC Museum.