Holidays in Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal

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Liverpool featuring modern architecture and a sunset

Catch a “Ferry ‘Cross the Mersey” from this ultra-modern terminal, then return to explore some of Liverpool’s best maritime, musical and artistic attractions.

Ultra-modern Pier Head Ferry Terminal stands before the graceful heritage buildings of the Liverpool waterfront as a symbol of the docks’ revitalization and renewal. Take a river cruise then explore the many attractions that line the waterfront, such as the Tate Liverpool, the Museum of Liverpool and The Beatles Story museum.

Opened in 2009, the ferry terminal provides a striking contrast to the “Three Graces of Liverpool” that sit impressively in the background. The Royal Liver Building, Cunard Building and the Port of Liverpool Building are stunning displays of early 20th-century architecture and are an integral part of the UNESCO World Heritage listed Maritime Mercantile City.

Jump on a cruise at the Pier Head Ferry Terminal and enjoy the stunning views of Liverpool from the River Mersey. Then take a stroll south along the riverfront to find some of the city’s best attractions. At neighboring Canning Dock, visit the stunning Museum of Liverpool to take a tour through the history of the city. Just behind is the Open Eye Gallery, one of the U.K.’s first artistic spaces dedicated to photography and the media.

Continue a little further south and cross the footbridge to Albert Dock where you’ll find the Tate Liverpool, the International Slavery Museum and a great range of shops, restaurants and bars. Right next to the Albert Dock Visitor Centre is the ever-popular The Beatles Story exhibition. Fans of The Fab Four will love the replica models of some of the bands favorite Liverpool haunts, the rare collection of band photos in The Beatles Hidden Gallery and the award-winning Fab4D cinema experience. Younger Beatles fans will also enjoy the giant piano and interactive screens in the Discovery Zone.

All along the waterfront and surrounding docks are cafés, restaurants, bars and hotels. The ferry terminal’s rooftop restaurant offers particularly good views over the river.

Tickets for The Beatles Story and for ferry trips can be purchased online or at the terminal. The waterside location is a short walk from the city center where several bus and train stations are located.

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Mercure Liverpool Atlantic Tower Hotel
Mercure Liverpool Atlantic Tower Hotel
4 out of 5
Chapel Street, Liverpool, England
The price is AU$97 per night from 2 Jan. to 2 Jan.
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Seel Street Hotel by EPIC
Seel Street Hotel by EPIC
4 out of 5
42 Seel Street, Liverpool, England
Located in Liverpool City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Concert Square, Cavern Club and Liverpool ONE. Liverpool Empire Theatre and University ...
4/5 Very Good! (768 reviews)
"Modern, value for money, comfortable yet can get noisy due to location (we knew this before booking). Short enough walk from the empire theatre to enjoy a night out and close to the city centre shops. Local bars over the road, Tesco on the corner for any bits."

Reviewed on 20 Nov. 2021

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The Shankly Hotel
The Shankly Hotel
4 out of 5
Millenium House, 60 Victoria Street, Liverpool, England
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The price is AU$200 per night from 14 Dec. to 14 Dec.
Located in Liverpool City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Royal Court Theatre and Cavern Club. Liverpool Empire Theatre and Liverpool ONE are ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (838 reviews)
"Beautiful hotel and friendly staff"

Reviewed on 12 Nov. 2021

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The Resident Liverpool
3.5 out of 5
29 Seel Street Merseyside, Liverpool, England
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4 out of 5
42 Seel Street, Liverpool, England
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The Shankly Hotel
The Shankly Hotel
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Mercure Liverpool Atlantic Tower Hotel
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4 out of 5
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4 out of 5
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Crowne Plaza Liverpool City Centre, an IHG Hotel
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