Liverpool is situated in the North West of England and was developed as a major port. This history has created a diverse population, with over 450,000 people living in the city. It's probably most famous for its musical links and being the home of the Beatles. The city also boasts excellent architectural examples with 2,500 listed buildings. Many of the city's most famous landmarks now form part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, including Pier Head and Albert Dock. There are also a fantastic collection of museums and galleries, from Tate Liverpool to the Museum of Liverpool. It's a great sporting destination, with two top class football teams and Aintree Racecourse, which holds the annual Grand National.
The city offers everything from luxury boutique rooms to budget hotels. If you're looking to stay close to the centre then there is a choice of options in the city or Albert Dock areas. Hotel accommodation is provided by both high-end and budget chains, as well as independent alternatives, offering classical and themed rooms. Liverpool has a number of tourist events throughout the year, but if you're passionate about music then why not visit during the Matthew Street Festival, which is the biggest free music event in Europe.
Liverpool has great road links to other areas of the UK, with the M62 to Leeds and Manchester and the M6 to Birmingham and London. From Lime Street Station you can catch a direct train to London or a ferry to Ireland or the Isle of Man from the Port of Liverpool. The nearest airport is Liverpool John Lennon, with a range of European and domestic routes.