The North West is home to some of the most vibrant cities in the UK. But it’s Liverpool that holds a special place in the heart of the Halton Stairlifts team. Our state of the art Halton Stairlifts showroom is based in Speke, Merseyside. So for anyone travelling to try out our stairlift models, we thought we’d share some of the disabled friendly tourist attractions in Liverpool. They’re right on our doorstep, so you can really make the most of your trip.
Famous for music, football and its maritime history, the port of Liverpool has long been a tourist favourite. And we’ve picked out some of the most tried and tested, longstanding tourist destinations that Liverpool has to offer.
Find out more about their accessibility and disabled facilities to help you to plan your visit:
FIVE OF THE MOST DISABLED FRIENDLY TOURIST ATTRACTIONS IN LIVERPOOL
THE ROYAL ALBERT DOCK
The red-bricked warehouses that seem to emerge from the River Mersey, underwent major renovations in the 1980s. And they’ve become one of the must-visit locations in Liverpool. The Albert Dock is home to fantastic restaurants, independent retailers and gift shops. As well as the Tate Art Gallery, the Maritime Museum, and in close proximity to the UNESCO Heritage Buildings The Three Graces. You can while away the hours immersed in the culture and fine dining, with access to convenient facilities. It’s worth noting that some of the pedestrian areas are cobbled walkways. This could present difficulty to wheelchair users or those who have mobility problems.
After deciding that one cathedral just wasn’t enough, Liverpool got to work on a second. Instantly recognisable within the Liverpool skyline, the two iconic structures are connected by Hope Street. The proud wigwam shaped Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King stands at one end and the grand brownstone Liverpool Cathedral at the other. Take in these magnificent structures from a distance and marvel at their size and architectural detail. Or take a closer look and discover the stunning interiors. Both cathedrals offer good access for wheelchair users and have bathrooms and other facilities to enhance the experience for disabled visitors. You can find out more about accessibility options for each cathedral here: Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King and Liverpool Cathedral.
THE BEATLES STORY
A visit to this wondrous city wouldn’t be complete without seeing some evidence of the four lads from Liverpool who went on to become the biggest musicians of the 20th century. Visit the world-famous Cavern Club and the Hard Day’s Night hotel and make your way to Penny Lane and the port of Liverpool statues. Liverpool has tributes and landmarks associated with The Beatles in locations scattered all over the city.
The Beatles Story, however, is the perfect one-stop location to see the rise of the Fab Four and hear their music, all indoors and undercover. Catering to fans of all ages and abilities, the Royal Albert Dock attraction features multiple facilities and modifications to improve its accessibility. It makes that trip down memory lane even more enjoyable.
THE MERSEY FERRY
Made famous by the Gerry and Pacemakers song, the Ferry ‘cross The Mersey continues to run daily. And they also offer a great variety of accessible features. Mersey Ferries are a fantastic way to view the Liverpool skyline. You can visit the attractions of our Wirral neighbours across the water as well. For the more energetic and adventurous, take a nautical trip to Seacombe. Here you’ll find pedestrianised single level walkways all along the waterfront, perfect for wheelchair users (ok, the title should be ‘disabled friendly tourist attractions in Liverpool and the Wirral’). Grab an ice-cream or a quick meal at New Brighton before heading back to the Ferry terminal and sailing back to Liverpool.
THE MUSEUM OF LIVERPOOL
Liverpool is host to world-famous museums, from the Maritime Museum to The World Museum. But as a visitor to the looking to sample real Scouse history, the Museum of Liverpool is a must-see. With outstanding attention to detail, the museum aims to make its exhibits as accessible as possible. From braille descriptions to guided tours for those living with dementia, you’ll find helpful support from the museum team. You can find out what makes the museum one of the most disabled-friendly tourist attractions in Liverpool here.
If you’re in the Liverpool area or are planning to make a special visit to Merseyside, book an appointment for the Halton Stairlifts showroom. Call in advance on 0800 644 7766 and book your slot. With help from our experienced team, you can try a stairlift for yourself on-site. As well, you’ll have lots of time to choose and ask questions. You can also browse our outstanding selection of new and reconditioned straight and curved stairlifts. You’re sure to find the perfect model to suit the needs of your home.