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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.  

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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 offer shore excursions and their tour guides meets many of their guests disembarking from ships at the Cruise Terminal. These visitors may 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.

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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 was only ever one Doddy , Liverpool’s treasured Squire of Knotty Ash, King of the Diddy Men and ‘Mirthyside’ who was 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. 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.”

Hailed as Britain’s greatest stand-up comedian and solo performer, the man was a phenomenon and he was still touring the Ken Dodd Happiness Show until his recent illness resulted in a short hospital stay. Not to be defeated he returned home with all the usual support of his fans and married his long time partner Anne Jones on 9 March 2018. Sir Kenneth Arthur Dodd passed away peacefully on 11 March 2018 aged 90 years. 

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Liverpool's Titanic cruise liner revival!

FOR more than a century, passengers and crews aboard liners sailing up the Mersey to arrive in Liverpool have been greeted with one of the most memorable port sights in the world.

As a ship approaches her berth at the city’s landing stage the unmistakable profile of the Royal Liver Building with its twin towers each crowned with a magnificent copper Lyver Bird ensures that spectators realise they are arriving in a port of importance.

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