Liverpool Wheelchair Access Tourism

Liverpool is a city in North West England, with a metropolitan area that is the fifth-largest in the UK, with a population of around 2.5 Million. Liverpool is on the eastern side of the Mersey Estuary, and historically lay within the ancient hundred of West Derby in the south west of the county of Lancashire. Its growth as a major port was paralleled by the expansion of the city throughout the Industrial Revolution. Along with handling general cargo, freight, raw materials such as coal and cotton, the city merchants were involved in the Atlantic slave trade. In the 19th century, it was a major port of departure for Irish and English emigrants to North America. The popularity of the Beatles and other music groups from the Merseybeat era contributes to Liverpool’s status as a tourist destination. Liverpool is also the home of two Premier League football clubs, Liverpool and Everton, matches between the two being known as the Merseyside derby. Liverpool wheelchair access is good with access to transport and attractions.

Attractions and Opportunities

Albert Docks

Anfield Road Stadium

International Slavery Museum

Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral 

Museum of Liverpool

Merseyside Maritime Museum

Pier Head

River Explorer Cruise

Sefton Park 

St Luke’s Anglican Cathedral 

Tate Liverpool

The Beatles Story 

The Three Graces

Walker Art Gallery 

Transport

Train

Trains on the Wirral and Northern Line have been refurbished and have wide doors, wheelchair spaces and audible announcements.  Trains on the City Line are a little older and space is limited, particually for wheelchairs and buggies.  Some stations may be difficult to gain access to with steps, ramps and kerbs and the step up from the platform onto the train can be high.  Details of access to stations can be found on the National Rail website. 

Please visit the Merseyrail website to find out which stations are fully wheelchair accessible.To learn more about our commitments to making your journey as safe and accessible as possible, please download our access guide below:

Easy Access guide to public transport in Merseyside 

Ferries

At Mersey Ferries, we have been progressively improving accessibility throughout our terminals and vessels. Our aim is to ensure that all our customers are catered for, and there are no barriers to travelling with us. Full details @ https://www.merseyferries.co.uk/cruises/river-explorer-cruise/Pages/Accessibility.aspx

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