Liverpool is a city built on maritime heritage and the importance of the water. It grew as a city thanks to its position on the north west coast of England, facing out to Ireland and, beyond the Atlantic, the US.It was once the world’s busiest port, and as a result has been the site of a wealth of maritime history. By the late 19th Century, 40% of the world’s trade was passing through Liverpool’s docks.
Delve deeper into the maritime history of Liverpool’s docks from the commercial trade to its busy ferry terminal at the Merseyside Maritime Museum and the International Slavery Museum located at the Royal Albert Dock or take a free tour of The Old Dock that has been carefully preserved.
You can even stay amongst the beautiful maritime heritage at the Titanic Hotel Liverpool which brings magnificent furnishings and comfort into a truly historic rum warehouse.