Albert Dock

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alectrevor alectrev…
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Albert Dock Liverpool Nov 09, 2017
Down by the river Mersey Liverpool ,England, are the Pier Head ,Liver Building and Albert Dock. The Albert Dock is a complex of buildings and warehouses opened in 1846 for ships to unload and load direct to the warehouses. As ships got larger they needed bigger docks. Now Albert Docks has been beautifully refurbished for tourists, with loads of restaurants and bars also shops. Tate art gallery and museum is a feature of the Docks,opened in 1988 and refurbished in 1998. Also on the Docks is the Merseyside Maritime Museum. Nearby is the Echo Arena. From the Albert Dock you can see the Royal Liver Building.-- Albert Dock is the most visited Multi-use attraction in the UK outside London, it was busy on the day i visited.== Most buildings are Grade 1 listed.
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planxty says:
I loved the Albert Dock when I was there. It has certainly changed from how I remember it in the 70's.
Posted on: Dec 07, 2017
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spidermiss spidermi…
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Albert Dock Dec 07, 2017
Albert Dock was designed by Jesse Hartley and Philip Hardwick and opened in 1846. It comprises of dock buildings and warehouses which were built from cast iron, brick and stone, which then was unusual as structural wood was generally used for building.

It was primarily used for docking which then was ahead of its time with use of hydraulic cranes. Over time the docks became too smaller due to development of larger ship vessels and other docks were opened.

Due to industrial decline including docking, Albert Dock was eventually closed in 1972. Redevelopment began in 1981 which led to Albert Dock becoming Liverpool's major tourist attraction and designated UNESCO World Heritage Site (part of the UNESCO world heritage Maritime Mercantile City). Albert Dock is listed and draws many visitors today.

Albert Dock today houses the Merseyside Maritime Museum, The Beatles Story and Tate Liverpool and there are two hotels and a number of bars and restaurants.
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Albert Dock, Liverpool
Albert Dock, Liverpool
Albert Dock, Liverpool
millerpins millerpi…
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Great place to look around. May 20, 2011
The Albert Dock was built and completed in 1846 and was built for storage of precious good such as brandy, cotton, tea, silk, tobacco ivory and sugar. Twwo years after if opened it was modified to become the first dock in the world to have the first ever hydrolic cranes which made storing quicker and easier in this dock at this revolutionary docking system because ships were loading directly to/from the warehouse.

Well enough about the history of the building what is there now seeing as the shipping trade routes in Liverpool now or very little anyhow. The Albert Dock is now a massive tourist attraction drawing in thousands of tourists each year. The dock is located just off the Pier Head close to the 3 graces.

The albert dock is kind of a mini town in one comlex with 2 affordable hotels there which is just a stones throw from the city centre. The Premier Inn and Holiday are Inn which are not too expensive with plenty of rooms and are both well known throught the UK. At the Albert Dock there are a number of attractions like the famous Beatles Story museum, The Slavery Museum, The Tate Art Gallery and the Mersey Maritime Museum, all these 3 attractions are well worth a visit and could take up a good portion of the day and are very enjoyable.

Inbetween looking through these attractions there are a number of bars and resturants to choose and eat from, now just a word of warning these are quite expensive resturants so any traveller on a budget i wouldn't recommend them but if its for a special occasion or a treat i would defo try this area out its a fantastic experience and not a bad night out if i may say so.

There are also a number of shows selling arts ad crafts and souveneers of all things liverpool, including football merchandise and "Beatles" merch. Which is a fantastic to by for a gift for a family member or friend back home

There are a couple of excursions or tours that leave just outside the dock which is well worth doing, one being the magical mystery tour which is the "Beatles" tour around Liverpool, there is a "Yellow Boat Tour" that is a steady boat ride that takes you around the number of docks around there, then there is the most unusual tour of them all called the "Yellow Duckmarine". This tour is part on road and part in the water with an amphibious veiacle which used to be a world war 2 landing craft, which takes you around the sights of liverpool then into the the waters of the docks.

I think this a fantastic way to spens a few hours around this historical location, i really would recommend everyone to try out the Albert Dock because for a traveller i find it most entertaining and enjoyable for the younger generation to the eldery, top marks go's to the Albert Dock
The Albert Dock in Liverpool
The Albert Dock in Liverpool
The Albert Dock in Liverpool
The Albert Dock in Liverpool
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