Port Location: The Port of Liverpool is located on the River Mersey three kilometres inland from the Irish Sea. It is in Lanchashire County on the western coast of England and is the embarkation point for Liverpool cruises. The Port is a short distance from John Lennon Airport in Liverpool.

Transport: Liverpool has two bus operators for sightseeing called City Sightseeing and City Explore Bus Tour. They both have stops at Pier Head Landing making it easy for cruise passengers to take in the sights before and after their cruises. The local train (Merseyrail) has a stop two blocks inland behind the Port of Liverpool Building.

Description: The Port of Liverpool is turning into one of the more popular starting points for a number of cruise lines. Not only does the city of Liverpool itself have a strong cultural heritage, but the Port of Liverpool is also home to national museum collections so large that they are second only to London.

The cruise ships moor in the area of the Port at the Pier Head Landing Stage, which is only a 10-minute walk from the Albert Dock. The Albert Dock has the largest group of listed buildings in the UK. Here, some of the oldest warehouses in the Port of Liverpool have been converted to a number of facilities including museums like the Tate Liverpool, the Maritime Museum, and The Beatles Story.

Sightseeing and Excursions: There are a number of excursions to take and sights to see to occupy your time before and after a cruise that sails from the Port of Liverpool. For Beatles fans there is The Beatles Story located in the Albert Dock area. An audio tour guides you through the lives of the Beatles from childhood to stardom. Also located on the Albert Docks is the Tate Liverpool where you can soak up world famous artworks.

Before or after take in the Mersyside Maritime Museum, which is full of exhibits depicting the history of Liverpool’s shipping history. The displays include models of passenger liners and exhibits of maritime disasters like the Lusitania and the Titanic. Enjoy one of the tours on the Mersey Ferry. You can choose between a cruise on the Mersey River or of the Manchester Ship Canal.

Beaches: There are many beaches near the Port of Liverpool. Some of the closest include Fort Rock Beach and Crosby Beach, which are 2 miles away. Mockbeggar and Hightown beaches are within 4 miles.

Shopping: The Albert Dock warehouses are known for the shopping opportunities that can be taken advantage of before setting out from the port.

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