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Albert Dock wins UK’s ‘ultimate travelist’ accolade

13TH August, 2019

Lonely Planet puts Dock on esteemed UK visit list, alongside Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Giant’s Causeway, Hadrian’s Wall and Glastonbury Festival.

We’re delighted to announce that Royal Albert Dock Liverpool has been included in Lonely Planet’s ‘Ultimate United Kingdom Travelist’ for 2019.

The new book, by travel gurus Lonely Planet, ranks the UK’s 500 most memorable sights and experiences, giving travellers a bucket list of travel ideas and inspiration. Lonely Planet uses its community of travel experts to hand-pick their favourite sights, attractions and experiences, which are narrowed down to a top 500 by a vote.

The list places us amongst esteemed company including the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, London’s British Museum, the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland and Hadrian’s Wall, plus the Albert Dock’s sister gallery Tate Modern in London, All England Lawn Tennis Club at Wimbledon and Glastonbury Festival.

The Dock is the largest group of Grade I listed buildings in the country – as well as being part of Liverpool’s UNESCO World Heritage waterfront – and welcomes more than six million people every year.

It was award the ‘Royal’ title in June 2018, as recognition of its importance of both its historical and architectural significance, and innovative place within the Liverpool City Region.

The Dock has been progressive and ever-evolving since its official opening in 1846 and will celebrate its 175 birthday in 2021. It played a vital role in the regeneration of Liverpool in the 1980s, and has become an impressive food, drink and retail destination, packed with some of Liverpool’s finest visitor attractions, including Tate Liverpool, the Beatles Story, Merseyside Maritime Museum and International Slavery Museum.

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