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A Visit to Liverpool

A Visit to Liverpool

Tuesday 1 October - Saturday 5 October 2019

Tour highlights to include:

Compton Verney

An award winning art gallery housed in a Grade 1 listed mansion designed by Robert Adam, and set within 120 acres of Grade11 listed park landscaped by Capability Brown.  A light lunch will be taken on arrival followed by a guided highlights tour of the collection.

A Day in Liverpool

A full day of visits to include a visit to St George's Hall, one of the finest neo-classical buildings in Europe, Ullet Road Unitarian Church, which combines the styles of neo-gothic with arts and crafts, Liverpool Cathedral, designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, the modern, circular styled Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King and the Walker Art Gallery, which houses the finest art collection in the north.

Antony Gormley: Another Place

We will visit the seaside town of Great Crosby to view a piece of modern sculpture, 'Another Place' by Antony Gormley wihich consists of 100 cast iron figures, replicas of the artist's body, looking out to sea.  As the tide ebbs and flows, so the figures emerge and submerge in the water.

Port Sunlight

The village constructed by William Hesketh Lever to house the workers from his soap factory.  We will enjoy an introduction to the village followed by a coach tour.  Our visit will also include the Lady Lever Art Gallery, whose collection boasts romantic masterpieces by the great pre-Raphaelites in additon to Chippendale furniture, sculpture, tapestries, Chinese porcelain and English Wedgewood.

Albert Dock

The five warehouses surrounding the dock were designed by Jesse Hartley in 1846, but by the

early 1900's the imporance of the docks had diminished and in 1972 they closed.  The Grade 1

listed buildings were restored in a development which includes television studios, museums,

galleries, shops, restaurants and businesses.  Our visit will also include the Tate Gallery, the

first outstation of the London Tate, opened in 1988 and a cruise round the dock.

Speke Hall

Built in 1530, Speke Hall is one of the most famous Tudor Manor houses in the country and is

characterised by its magnificent half timbered facade.

National Memorial Arboretum

The Arboretum is made up of 150 acres of trees and memorials devoted to a theme of remembrance.  Since October 2007 it  is also the home of the Armed Forces Memorial.  Its aim is to provide recognition for all thoses who have given their lives in the service of their country since the Second World War.

Tour Price

£700 per person sharing a twin/double room

£120 single room supplement.

Price includes:

Executive coach travel throughout; 

4 nights' bed and breakfast accommodation at the 4 star Liverpool Marriott City Centre Hotel;

Arrival dinner at the hotel restaurant;

Light lunch at Compton Verney;

Services of a Blue Badge Guide for one full day and one half day;

Private guided visit of St George's Hall;

Local guide at Port Sunlight;

Cruise on the River Mersey;

All entrance charges as per the itinerary (excluding National Trust properties);

VOX audio guides;


Full brochure and booking form will be available at the January 2019 lecture.