Liverpool, England, an industrial town on the River Mersey about 180 mi/290 km northwest of London, was Britain's major port city in the days of the empire. It was also where more than 9 million emigrants departed on their voyage to the New World.
Liverpool is full of character and is Britain's most filmed city outside of London—parts of it have doubled as Dublin, Paris, Moscow and Venice.
Liverpool's biggest claim to fame is its identity as home of the Beatles.... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2013 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.