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St James' Necropolis, Secret Garden Cemetery Tour Liverpool

1. St James' Necropolis, Secret Garden Cemetery Tour Liverpool

Begin your Journey outside Liverpool’s most famously haunted hostelry, The Philharmonic Pub Hope Street, surrounded by the former hospitals, asylums, workhouses, and children’s homes once served by the Necropolis. View the surrounding neighborhood that envelops the Dormitory of the Dead, St James’ Cemetery. Enter Liverpool’s Père Lachaise, City of the Dead, St James’ Secret Garden Cemetery. Listen to your guide masterfully weave ghostly tales and gruesome fables, medical accounts of the realities of the many Public Health crisis experienced by the city’s residents all swept up in the melancholy moods that pass through this great green lung. Absorb Liverpool’s awe-inspiring Anglican Cathedral “head and shoulders of the City” from the underbelly of this sea-soaked sanctuary. Experience the otherworldly soul of St. James’ Cemetery Gardens after dark, where nearly 58,000 of Liverpool’s great and good are entombed. Visit the venerable Chalybeate spring, where Liverpool’s only remaining natural spa waters flow from the rock bed of the town, believed to possess enlivening healing properties. Marvel at the impressive mausoleums and shrines including William Huskisson- the first victim to fall beneath the grinding might of a locomotive train- whose ghoulish presence still haunts his final resting place.

Liverpool Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & City Tour

2. Liverpool Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & City Tour

Explore the top sights in Liverpool with an immersive smartphone scavenger hunt and self-guided walking tour. Discover the city with location-based while admiring the sights in a unique way. See the World Museum and visit the largest cathedral in Britain. After downloading your tour app (download instructions received via email after booking), begin your adventure to 10 of the most important attractions of the city. With maximum flexibility, you can start the activity at any time, stopping and going as you please. Once you start, you'll uncover clues at each attraction to reveal your next destination. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to solve a puzzle at the exterior of each attraction and work toward finishing the game. Along the way, take in the sights at your own pace while learning information and facts about Liverpool. Choose to take a lunch break, stop to fully enjoy the sights, and capture as many pictures as you want. The tour route includes the World Museum, St. George’s Hall, St. Johns Beacon, the Cavern Club, The Three Graces, the Museum of Liverpool, Tate Liverpool, Nordic Church and Cultural Centre, Chinatown, Liverpool Cathedral, and more.

Liverpool: Highlights of Liverpool City Exploration Game

3. Liverpool: Highlights of Liverpool City Exploration Game

Explore Liverpool and learn about the city in this exploration game played on your phone. As you progress, see sights like the Anglican Cathedral, the Central Library, and more. Travel to the Liverpool Central Library to start the game. You’ll take on the role of an avid geocaching fan set on winning the grand prize. As you solve challenges, the story will unfold and directions on your phone will take you to the next location and puzzle to solve. It will take you between 1-1.5 hours but you should explore at your own pace: simply pause the game and resume when you want from the location where you paused it. You can play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other before meeting at the final stop of the game, Liverpool Town Hall.

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What people are saying about Birkenhead

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 3 reviews

Had a great tour, ClaireVoyant and her sister were brilliant, fun informative and witty. They really made the tour for us. I would definitely recommend the tour

Nice, interesting way to get to know the city. Translations not always fully understandable.