This pleasant family-run guest house provides a friendly place to stay. With secure parking and…
Goodison Park Stadium Tour
“A perfect day out for fans of Liverpool’s blue team” - VisitEngland Assessor
If you’re a fan of ‘The Toffees’ you’ll want a Goodison Park Stadium Tour. Learn about the history of the team, founded in 1878 as a church side, then go behind the scenes, into the dressing rooms, director’s box and the pitch-side dug out. You can also come out of the tunnel to the Z Cars theme, a team tradition.
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A metropolitan county on the River Mersey, with Liverpool as its administrative centre, Merseyside incorporates the towns of Bootle, Birkenhead, St Helena, Wallasey, and Southport. In the 19th century, Liverpool was England’s second greatest port, and the area has been affected by urban deprivation and unemployment.
When the port of Chester silted up in medieval times, Liverpool took up the slack. The first dock was built in 1715 and the port came to prominence with the slave trade. Following abolition, the port grew to a seven-mile stretch of docks, busy with cargoes of cotton, tobacco and sugar and the huge wave of emigration from Europe to the New World in the 19th and 20th centuries. In its turn, immigration brought an influx of people to Merseyside to join its expanding population, including many from Ireland fleeing the potato famines. In the second half of the 20th century, accessible air travel brought an end to the era of the ocean-going liners. Meanwhile, trade with Europe was picked up by the southeastern ports. Merseyside’s population dwindled, but it remains one of Britain’s most vibrant and interesting areas.
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