Spring in Liverpool
Spring has sprung, with Easter the perfect time to visit Liverpool!
Easter may be looking like a different type of celebration for us this year, but fear not, DB Tours Liverpool have you covered, with a comprehensive guide to the best things to do and see and the best things to eat and drink during the April holidays.
As the days get warmer and the nights get lighter, Spring is well and truly upon us and as the daffodils begin to shoot up, there’s no shortage of walks to be had in the city and its surrounding areas, as we look to burn off all those chocolate-fuelled calories.
The bank holiday on Good Friday, presents the perfect opportunity to explore and where better to begin than St George’s Hall?
A designated Grade I listed building and a proud member of the National Heritage List, the hall sat adjacent to Liverpool Lime Street is heaped in history and despite currently being closed to the public, boasts incredible views of the city centre from its grand steps.
St John’s gardens and the Hillsborough memorial garden are also in close proximity to the Hall and should be visited by both tourists and locals alike.
Easter Saturday is always a day of leisure and weather permitting, a stroll from Otterspool Promenade into Liverpool via the waterfront is just the ticket. A five kilometre stretch of pathed coastline, the walk can be concluded at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool or the Pier Head, with an array of take-away coffee stalls set to be open along the way to quench the thirst.
Starting the indulgence early before the eggs are well and truly cracked open on Easter Sunday, a Martini kit (£24.99 - £29.99 inc VAT) from Baltic Market favourites Press Bros and a Cookie dough filled egg from West-Derby based business The Cookie Doh will be our treats of choice for the evening.
The Cookie Doh’s Easter selection can be purchased via instagram at @the_cookie.doh and we highly recommend supporting our local independents as our city’s restaurants, bars and bakery’s gear up for their grand re-opening on April 12.
Easter Sunday will then culminate in a trip to the iconic Strawberry Fields, the inspiration for one of the Beatles most famous songs. Immortalised by John Lennon, the red gates are open to the public and make a fantastic spot for a selfie or 10, with L25 steeped in so much musical glory.
Home to its very own castle (yes Liverpool city centre used to have its own castle!), from 1237 to the 1720’s, the Monday will then take us to Castle Hill, or as its known now ‘Derby Square’. Home to the Queen Elizabeth Law Courts and a statue of Queen Victoria herself, the square hosts a plaque about its former glory.