Liverpool Flights:

Flights to Liverpool

image of LiverpoolLiverpool is England’s third largest city and is situated on the north-western side of the country, protected from the Atlantic Ocean by the Mersey Estuary.

To get to Liverpool from South Africa is not as straight forward as it could be because unfortunately there are no flights from London to Liverpool, so as crazy as it sounds, to get to Liverpool in the quickest time you would be better catching a flight to another European country from South Africa, then a connecting flight from there.

Your easiest choice may be to fly from Johannesburg’s O R Tambo International Airport with KLM to Amsterdam, then use the budget airline Easyjet for your flight onwards to Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport. Easyjet has flights to and from Liverpool several times a day in both the summer and winter.

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The Tourist Attractions of Liverpool:

The first thing that springs to mind for many people when thinking of Liverpool is The Beatles! And yes, Liverpool is a great place to visit if you’re a Beatles fan, but there’s much more to this city too!

Liverpool was voted joint European Capital of Culture 2008 in recognition of its great cultural heritage which can be seen all around the city.

But, starting with The Beatles!… On the re-developed Albert Dock you’ll find the only museum in the world dedicated to The Beatles called The Beatles Story. As a true Beatles fan there are other places around the city you might like to visit, such as the famous Penny Lane and the Cavern Club, and probably the easiest way to do this would be to join a tour. What better one than the Magical Mystery Tour?! This is a two hour tour which takes you around all the important sites and lets you get out of the bus to take photos at various points.

Once The Beatles are out of your system you can enjoy the rest of what Liverpool has to offer! If you’re on the Albert Dock for The Beatles Story, spend a little more time enjoying a walk around the transformed warehouses and visit the Merseyside Maritime Museum to find out about the important maritime history of Liverpool.

The Tate Liverpool is also on the Albert Dock and well worth a visit if you like modern art.

The whole of Liverpool’s riverside was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004, including the Albert Dock, and just along from here is the famous Royal Liver Building where the Liver Birds are perched on top.

Liverpool features many architecturally important buildings. It is one of the only cities in the country to have two cathedrals: Liverpool Anglican Cathedral and the Roman Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral. Both were built in the 20th century but are extremely different in their architecture.

For football fans you have the opportunity to visit two Premiership clubs: Anfield, home of Liverpool F.C. and Goodison Park, home of Everton F.C.

As well as the Magical Mystery Tour mentioned above there are several other ways you can journey around the sights of Liverpool. For a very unique experience try the Yellow Duckmarine! This is an amphibian bus which drives you around the city first then drives into the water at the Albert Docks! For something a little more normal you can enjoy a City Explorer open-top bus which has 12 hop-on, hop-off stops to give you the opportunity to get off the bus and explore at various points throughout the tour. Or if you like the water, but don’t fancy a duck bus, try one of the Mersey Ferries River Explorer Cruises.

When Should You Visit?:

Liverpool, like the rest of England, has a temperate climate. This means that the temperature is regulated all year round, so summers are warm and winters are relatively mild. The coldest months are December to February when the max is 6-7C and the min is 1-2C. The hottest months are July and August with a max of 18-19C.

If you don’t like cold, damp weather the best months to avoid are between October and January!

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