Liverpool is a major city in Merseyside, England, famed for culture, football teams, The Beatles and buzzing nightlife.
It lies within the historic county boundaries of Lancashire.
Liverpool is a large, vibrant city with great cultural heritage and was awarded the title of European Capital of Culture 2008, with the famous Pier Head Waterfront being a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2004.
In 2015 a You Gov poll voted Liverpool the friendliest city in the UK.
A poll in 2014 by readers of travel magazine Rough Guide revealed Liverpool people to be among the most welcoming to travellers, and named Liverpool as the fourth friendliest city in the world.
The new results follow on from a survey earlier in 2014 which saw Liverpool named number three in the world of the top destinations to visit by Trip Advisor.
Rough Guide salutes Liverpool for its 'magnificent municipal and industrial buildings' plus its 'fine showing of British art in the celebrated Walker Art Gallery and Tate Liverpool.' The magazine goes on to hail the 'multitude of exhibits in the terrific World Museum Liverpool, and a revitalized arts and nightlife urban quarter centred on FACT.
In 2014 Liverpool was also named the UK's best cruise port of call for the second year running.
Cruise Critic, a sister site of Trip Advisor, handed the city the accolade due to the range of attractions within walking distance of its cruise terminal.Judges praised the "warm welcome" offered by the people of Liverpool and the city's range of architectural treasures.The city has two cathedrals and possesses the largest national museum collection outside of London.It has a fascinating and turbulent history as a great world maritime centre and is home to Europe's oldest Chinatown.The famous Grand National Horse Race takes place in the outskirts of the city (Aintree).It is also home to two association football clubs, Liverpool and Everton, which are both amongst the most successful British football clubs.