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What is the Beatles Magical Mystery & what’s the future of Beatles Tours without Macca?

THERE’S no magical mystery about the lasting popularity of the Beatles, in spite of the group breaking up in 1970, as scores of visitors book Beatles Walking tours with Brilliant Liverpool Tours.

The Beatles’ influence remains so widespread and profound that it continues to inspire pop and rock performers across the world today. Yet the Beatles could only have come out of Liverpool. As their manager, Brian Epstein, dubbed by Paul McCartney as the ‘Fifth Beatle’, said back in the mid-1960s: “It was essential.”

The influence of Liverpool’s Celtic (Irish, Welsh and Scottish) families with their love of performance and song combined with transatlantic liner stewards bringing in rock ‘n’ roll records during the mid-1950s – plus a huge dollop of talent – set the receptive teenage Beatles on their course to change popular music across the world forever.

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Pier Head Summer Delights

ONLY in Liverpool could a city combine the showpiece of a World Heritage Site - which has inspired other waterfronts around the globe - with a rumbustious funfair for the family.

This summer Liverpool Pier Head’s magnificent Grade I-listed Three Graces buildings (on which Shanghai’s Bundt is based)overlook the funfair which runs until the weekend of 10 September, 2017. The Pier Head is the starting point of many Brilliant Liverpool Tours’ excursions, including its highly-praised Beatles Walk from the eye-catching, larger-than-life Beatles Statues, marking the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four’s last live performance in the city.  

This mix of historic architecture and popular entertainment is a classic Liverpool blend of catering for all tastes. The Three Graces, completed just over a century ago, were designed as landmarks to impress passengers arriving by ocean liner (especially from the US) at what is now Liverpool Cruise Terminal, used by more than 60 cruise liner calls each year.

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Liverpool Cruise Terminal Celebrates its 10th Anniversary


THE most visible sign of Liverpool’s transformation into a top tourist hot-spot is the Liverpool Cruise Terminal which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.

Brilliant Liverpool Tours meets many of their guests disembarking from ships at the Cruise Terminal. These visitorsmay be forgiven for thinking this fairly simple facility is no more than what it looks – a medium-sized temporary-cum-permanent tent on the Mersey waterfront at the Pier Head, lurking behind the Titanic Memorial.

But this basic structure and its attendant landing stage has played an absolutely critical role in allowing many of the biggest cruise liners afloat to berth in Liverpool’s city centre. This has boosted tourist numbers by 110,000 visitors from 64 liner calls in this year alone. No other tourist centre has achieved this sudden surge from an entirely new stream of visitors.

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German Adult Education Group Tour

WHEN a group of intelligent, educated and discerning Germans on a tailor made-tour constantly gasp in surprise and delight at the sights and sounds of Liverpool it is clear reassurance the city meets the highest visitor standards.

This was the resounding verdict of the Frankfurt am Main branch of the Arbeit Und Leben - the “Work and Life” trade-union and state linked adult education institute - after a special guided walking city tour by Brilliant Liverpool Tours.

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Why did Liverpool win the bid for 2008 European Capital of Culture & how has it benefited the city?

The results of the bid were announced in 2003 It was a huge surprise to Liverpool who beat five other hopefuls - Bristol, Birmingham, Cardiff, Newcastle-Gateshead and Oxford.

It was recognised that there was a greater sense that the whole city was involved in the bid and this gave Liverpool an edge over its rivals. Liverpool's waterfront and other key areas had already been inscribed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 2004 and this will have been an important factor too.

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Sir Ken Dodd - The Squire of Knotty Ash

THERE is only one Doddy and at last Liverpool’s treasured Squire of Knotty Ash, King of the Diddy Men and ‘Mirthyside’ is adorned with an official knighthood in the Queen’s 2017 New Year’s Honours List as Sir Kenneth Dodd after more than 60 years in show business.
Hailed as Britain’s greatest stand-up comedian and solo performer, the man is a phenomenon and still touring the Ken Dodd Happiness Show. Discussing his knighthood a national newspaper said: “Never mind being knighted for services to entertainment and charity, he surely deserves a ‘K’ just for stamina alone.”

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