Liverpool's Royal Albert and Salthouse Dock awarded England's first ever Blue Flag Marina status

22nd June, 2021

Marinas at Royal Albert Dock and Salthouse Dock have achieved a prestigious first, being awarded England’s first ever international Blue Flag award.

Waterways and wellbeing charity Canal & River Trust, which looks after 36 hectares of waterways at the Royal Albert Dock complex, received top marks for outstanding water quality, high standards of environmental information, management, safety, and boating services.

Thanks to the high standard of our water quality, millions of visitors now get to see an array of wildlife which makes its home within the docks including thousands of blue mussels, two-metre-long European conger eels, moon jellyfish, swans and cormorants (the inspiration for our world-famous Liver Birds!).