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Home to the Beatles, Liverpool is a large metropolitan city located in Merseyside, on the east side of England. With a metropolitan area population of 2.2 million residents, it’s a busy city with lots to see and do.

Liverpool was the port of registry of the ocean liner RMS Titanic, Queen Mary and Olympic, among others. The city earned the name World Capital City of Pop for being the birthplace of the Beatles and many other popular musical acts. It has also hosted the historic Open golf championship, making it a must-visit destination for golfers. Regardless of your reason for travelling to Liverpool, purchasing travel insurance should be part of your trip planning.

Top tourist attractions and sights in Liverpool...

One of the main reasons many tourists visit Liverpool is to retrace the steps of one of the most famous bands of all time, the Beatles. There are various tours that visit some of the band’s most iconic locations, including Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields and the Cavern Club – the location of their debut in 1961. Make sure you visit the Beatles Story, the only museum that is 100% Beatles-themed. This alone is worth the trip and should be on your must-see list.

Other popular tourist attractions include Albert Dock, Tate Gallery, Merseyside Maritime Museum, Pier Head, St. George’s Hall, Walker Art Gallery, Museum of Liverpool, Magical Mystery Tour and Liverpool Cathedral.

If you are a sports fan, consider taking in a game at one of the city’s two Premier League soccer clubs, Liverpool and Everton.

The city is also home to one of the UK’s largest ports, the Port of Liverpool. It offers ferry service to Belfast, Dublin and the Isle of Man, giving you the opportunity to plan a trip across the Irish Sea or easily move on to the next leg of your trip.

Summer is the optimal time to visit, when many of the festivals are happening, including the Merseyside International Street Festival and Mathew Street Festival.

Travel insurance advice for trips to Liverpool

Whether you stay in Liverpool or any other city in the United Kingdom, buying a travel insurance policy is a sound investment. You never know what could happen during your stay, and Blue Cross travel insurance provides the assistance you need, when you need it, no matter where you are located around the world. Get a travel insurance quote online before your trip and travel with confidence.