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You shouldn’t need an ex-scouse to visit Liverpool, but in the happenstance that you do, this Travel Bug will have you marching on the Merseyside in no time. The home of the first school for the blind, Merseybeat music, and the first lending library, modern day Liverpool is swimming with things to do.
Read on for ModCloth’s fab five suggestions!
1. Even if you’re not a big “football” fan, watching a Liverpool F.C. game is a no-miss experience. The carousing crowd, boisterous with spirit and song, will fill everyone with excitement. If the elusive, exclusive game tickets escape you, take aim on an easier goal – pay a visit to the museum at Anfield (the home stadium) to sate your soccer fix.
2. Okay, fess up! The first thing you thought of when you saw “Liverpool” was The Beatles. And how could you not? Located around the city, down many a long and winding road, you’ll find the childhood homes of the Fab Four. Get caught up in nostalgia for the quintessential quartet by shrugging on your Rev-olution Jacket and paying a visit to these honorable houses.
3. Get in touch with your inner country girl with a day at Acorn Venture Farm. From hiking to horseback riding and petting zoos to goat milking, you can while a full day away at this fair farm. Though the farm is a tad off the beaten path, don’t use this an an excuse to chicken out. These acres are well worth the visit.
4. Touristy, but terrifc, the Albert Docks were built in the mid 19th century for importing cargo. Today, the docks are a great way to spend a day out of the car. Go see The Beatles Story museum while sporting your Psychedelia Jewelry Set, brush up on your contemporary art at the Tate Liverpool, or crawl on over to the brand-spanking new BugWorld Experience to up your in-sect-telligence.
5. Tucked away at the top of a mysterious staircase sits a hole in the wall eatery, called The Egg Cafe, that is a vegetarian’s delight. With mismatched crockery and delightful food (think scrumptious soups, tandoori mushrooms, and banana cake), this quirky little cafe is both unpretentious and charming.
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