Just a short drive from the port is Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral, the largest cathedral in Britain and an architectural delight.
Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted by a costumed guide portraying Sir Giles Gilbert, who designed the cathedral. Interestingly Sir Gilbert was also responsible for the design of the famous red telephone box. You’ll be shown around the stunning building and discover the high ceilings that you’ll be ascending towards. As you reach the cathedral tower a lift will take you up to the ringing chambers, where access has been exclusively arranged for you. Here, you’ll have the pleasure of meeting the cathedral bell ringers and enjoy a ‘ring the bells’ experience, that includes a 6 bell simulator.
Afterwards you’ll head further up, this time through a narrow staircase to the floor where the bells themselves are located. Your guide will provide a fascinating insight into their construction and how they were transported to where they are today. Heading even further up is another set of steps that will take you to rooftop, the highest accessible point of the cathedral, which offers a spectacular view. As you descend towards ground level, you’ll see the beautiful Lady Chapel, the earliest part of the cathedral to be built.
To round off your tour, enjoy a brief panoramic drive of Liverpool, before returning to the ship.
You and all those in your party should be aware that, in undertaking activity excursions, you will be involved in a degree of physical exertion and/or activity such as hiking, biking, snorkelling, kayaking, diving etc. By booking the excursion you confirm that you and all those in your party are in good physical and mental condition, with no history of conditions such as seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart condition, respiratory problems or back/neck problems (by way of example only). You should also ensure that no one in your party is taking medicine that carries a warning about impairment of physical or mental abilities. If you are pregnant this type of excursion may not be appropriate for you. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the activities booked and you are reminded to take care for your own safety. Because of the risks associated with activity excursions, you may be asked by the excursion provider to sign a document which may affect or limit the excursion provider’s liability. Comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended.
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This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. Places are limited and early booking is advised.This tour involves around two hours of walking and standing. There are around 159 steps, some of which are steep and narrow, to negotiate. This tour is only for those in good physical condition and pregnant women and children may not participate. Flat, non-slip shoes are essential.