Liverpool FC and Anfield Stadium Travel Guide
Liverpool is one of the UK’s most famous football clubs, with its home at Anfield Stadium in the historic city of Liverpool. Whether you’re visiting for a match day or staying longer to enjoy a full holiday, Liverpool offers plenty to see and do.
Liverpool is in the north west of England near the Irish Sea coast, and can easily be reached from other parts of the UK. The ferry to Newcastle puts you just 3 hours and 24 minutes’ drive from Liverpool, with routes through some of the UK’s most beautiful landscapes. If you travel across the Channel to Dover, you can reach Liverpool in around 5 hours and 30 minutes.
What to see in Liverpool
Liverpool was once the most important city in Britain outside of London, and was the country’s main port for goods and people coming from all corners of the world. This has given Liverpool a rich maritime heritage visible in its historic docks and its designated UNESCO World Heritage Site waterfront.
Pier Head features the famous Royal Liver Building, along with the Museum of Liverpool and the Mersey Ferry. Nearby is the stunning Albert Dock, home to the Maritime Museum and Tate Liverpool. Further into town you have the Cavern Club, of Beatles fame, as well as the city’s two breathtaking cathedrals, the modernist Metropolitan Cathedral, and the vast Liverpool Cathedral, one of the largest in the world.
How to get to Anfield
Anfield Stadium is to the north of the city centre, and is easiest to reach by public transport on match days.
There is pre-booked parking available at the stadium, but this is limited. If you’re staying in central Liverpool, you can travel to Sandhills station from Liverpool Central and catch the Soccerbus to the stadium.
If you’re travelling from outside Liverpool, you can get the train to Lime Street Station, the city’s main railway station, and be directed by a dedicated matchday team.
Liverpool’s home stadium has recently undergone expansion with a brand new Main Stand, one of the largest in Europe, adding around 8,500 seats. This historic playing field has seen some of football’s biggest stars rise and fall, and you can explore its history with a stadium tour.
You can see the new player facilities in the Main Stand, sit in the Managers’ Dugout, as well as explore the club’s collection of historic memorabilia.
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