Most Significant Cities Around Oldham – Day 5: The history of Liverpool is equal to the history of the Beatles

If you love music you definitely understand what awaits you in Liverpool. Today you can practically experience the atmosphere of the Beatles band.
Most Significant Cities Around Oldham

Trip duration: 8 days

Anastasia Omelchuk

Croxteth Hall & Country Park


One of the oldest "haunted houses" in Liverpool. Its first version appeared in 1575, after which it was expanded and completed. It belonged to the family of the Molyneux family, Count Sefton. After the death of the last owner with this title in 1972 and futile attempts to find an heir, the house became the property of the Liverpool city council. The local ghosts interesting figures that were recorded by surveillance cameras in the territory, even deserved an official investigation.

Liverpool Cathedral


The Liverpool Cathedral of Christ and the Virgin Mary is the largest cathedral of Great Britain and the fifth largest in the world. World War I significantly delayed construction, which resumed in 1920. It was planned to complete the work by 1940, but because of the outbreak of World War II in 1939, construction slowed down again, and the cathedral suffered from the bombings. The cathedral began to be built in 1904, but was finally completed only in 1978. The building is decorated with beautiful sculptures and stained glass windows in the neo-Gothic style, and the cathedral can boast the largest organ in Great Britain. Especially attractive for visitors will be the opportunity to enjoy the view of the city from the tower of the cathedral, 101 meters high.

The Beatles Statue

Outdoor Sculptures

The bronze statue of the legendary band "The Beatles" was opened in their hometown of Liverpool. The musicians are depicted on it in its heyday. An impressive monument was given to the city by the owners of the Cavern Club, where the Liverpool four played in the early 1960s. The group is depicted walking along the banks of the River Mersey. The inspiration for the sculptor Andy Edwards was a photograph where an unknown photographer captured John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr during such a walk.

Four Seasons Restaurant & Bar


Visitors note that here you can try Chinese dishes. Take a good dim sum, crispy duck and soup. The banana fritters at Four Seasons are good. This place has a cozy atmosphere. According to customers, the manager here knows his business very well.

Childhood Home of Paul McCartney

Historic Sites

In his youth, Paul lived at 20, Fortlin Road. It is estimated that over 100 songs were written in this house, including "Love Me Do", "I Saw Her Standing There" and "When I'm Sixty-Four". Paul's father himself was a musician and supported a young band. There was a piano in the house, and although Paul first learned to play the trumpet, but soon switched to guitar. Paul was the last of the Beatles who leave Liverpool, in 1964. All the others had already moved to London, but he had moved only after the group had returned from the famous US tour.

Walker Art Gallery

Art Galleries

The Walker Art Gallery is one of the largest art museums in the UK. The first collection of paintings, which formed the basis of the future museum, was acquired back in 1819. The success of the 1860 art exhibition in the Library and the Museum of William Brown contributed to the fact that as early as 1877 an Art Gallery opened in Liverpool, named after the industrialist and philanthropist Sir Andrew Barclay Walker. Now in the collection of the gallery you can see the best examples of European painting, starting from the 14th century, and British art, including one of the largest collections of Pre-Raphaelites, is widely represented painting of the Victorian era. Special mention deserves the collection of sculptures exhibited in the gallery.

The Palm House

Botanical Gardens

Review from visitor: "Lovely sunny day amazing park lots of walks things to see any age the palm house is amazing lovely plants to see there's a cafe as well sit down enjoy the lovely view peace and quiet I used to go here as a child with my mum brings back memories recommend the palm house lovely".

St. John's Gardens


Until the end of the 19th century. on the site of the gardens of St. Johns various objects were located: the city hospital, a lunatic asylum, pottery workshops, a church and a cemetery. In 1898 a decorative memorial garden was laid out here. Now in the garden there are 7 memorial statues, which are objects of cultural and historical heritage and are protected by the state. The first monument is in honor of William Rathbone. The second is in honor of Gladstone, the prime minister who was born in Liverpool. The third monument is dedicated to Alexander Balfour, a businessman and a philanthropist. The fourth monument was erected in honor of Major Lester. The fifth is in honor of James Nugent, a priest. Sixth, as the memory of Sir Arthur Forwood, businessman and politics. The seventh monument is set in honor of the Royal Regiment, who participated in the South African war.


Italian Restaurants

Discover Italian and Spanish cuisine at Bacaro. Many customers recommend trying some good tapas with fish, sea bass and beef fillet. Take a delicious cooked pudding, tiramisu and chocolate cake. It offers a wonderful Prosecco, Bellini cocktail or draft beer. Visitors enjoy the great service.