The Albert Dock was opened in 1846. Cargo from all over the world passed through these docks. After a period of recession the Albert Dock is now a vibrant centre of leisure, business, retail and tourism showcase for Liverpool. The Albert Dock Company Ltd have transformed the tumbled down old dock buildings and revitalised the area beyond recognition.
When we stopped by to take a few photos of the Albert Docks the atmosphere was exciting and colourful. The bright yellow amphibious craft ( ducks ) were busy taking tourists around the waterways, the open top tour bus was doing a brisk trade and the retail units and restaurants were full to overflowing. These pleasant surroundings, and home of Granada Television for the floating UK weather map (see photos), have made their mark on Liverpool city and provided a unique experience and excellent facility for the people of Liverpool and tourists alike.
The complex is not short on attractions either. It houses the Liverpool Tate Gallery, The Merseyside Maritime Museum and The Story of the Beatles. Liverpool is fast becoming a culture centre in its own right. The wine bars and restaurants are not over priced and yet tastefully laid out with a wide range of excellent cuisine to choose from.
Situated on Liverpool's waterfront not far from the Liver Building and adjacent to Pier Head it is in close proximity to the city centre and other nearby attractions. For more information take a look at their website which can be found at :
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