18 September 2007

Lovely, Lively Liverpool


For the past 4 weeks ITV has been running a series asking people to vote for their favourite view of Britain - all 16 views were selected by celebrities. The winner was Wastwater in Cumbria, selected by Sally Whittaker, but I noticed several entries from the North West including The Three Graces Building in Liverpool.

The official website quotes Jamie Redknapp as saying: "I look at Liverpool not as city but a country in itself, the people are different there, they are very proud and passionate. If they like you they love you, and you are one of them for ever ... I do get that feeling even now when I go back."

We work for a number of the city's attractions, including the National Museums of Liverpool and the Albert Dock, and it's extremely exciting to be involved with a World Heritage Site and future European Capital of Culture. Nearly two million extra visitors are expected to attend the numerous world-class festivals and events that will take place in the run-up to and including 2008. We're just delighted to be playing a part in it all.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I notice someone chose another City for their favourite view - London. I thought the view was not a patch on the Liverpool one. Liverpool is such an interesting City. I feel sure that the festivals will bring many tourists to North Wales. This is more than can be said for the Olympic Games in London!

The LDSTS Team said...

Liverpudlians have always been drawn to North Wales for their holidays and days out. In fact, we inevitably receive a cheery welcome from hoteliers and B&B owners in the city when we distribute Welsh literature over there!

Eve Parry said...

Of course there are many Welsh people living in Liverpool, and the Welsh language can frequently be heard in the City. The inhabitants of the North Wales coast even speak with a dialect that is not dissimilar to the pure Scouse. When I first met my husband, and heard him speak, I had no idea that he came from Llandudno and was Welsh speaking!

The LDSTS Team said...

Very true, Eve. And of course, there are many Liverpudlians living on the North Wales coast.

jamessmith82 said...

Liverpool is a great city, with a fantastic history and lovely people, but I think the council has lost the plot over the Capital of Culture route. So many things will be struggled to be finished on time, and money has not been spent as wisely as I feel it could have been. Also, while in the process of building flats, 17th century building foundations have been found showing old dock buildings and warehouses, and instead of developing these sites as tourist attractions, the council has pressed ahead and ordered them to be demolished. This goes to show the mentality of the council, and the lack of regard for the history of the city and looking soley at the money they can make of property developers.