Uncover Hidden Histories with Liverpool Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Audio tour
Audio tour in English
Route length: 2.2km
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Duration 40m
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After purchase, you will receive the link to download the app to take this tour
Control your experience
With the in-app audio guide, you decide when to start, pause, and finish your tour
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  • We will send the tour within 48 hours or refund your money
  • Start at the Mersey Ferry Terminal with the In-App Audio Tour
  • Uncover the story of the CSS Shenandoah's final surrender
  • See the site where Frederick Douglass made history
  • Admire the view at Beetham Plaza Fountain
  • Explore the real Goree warehouses area
Delve into the echoes of the past with this Self-Guided Audio Tour, revealing Liverpool's lesser-known involvement in the Transatlantic Slave Trade and the American Civil War. Designed for listeners intrigued by history and the untold tales of cityscapes, the tour unwraps the layers of stories embedded in Liverpool's streets and buildings, bringing to light the city's significant yet often overlooked legacy. Starting at the Mersey Ferry Terminal, the path weaves through the city, guiding you from Goree piazza to the cobbled lanes of the historical docks, before concluding at the Merseyside Maritime Museum. Along the route, you'll encounter landmarks such as the Exchange Flags, the Nelson Monument, and see the site of the world's first commercial wet dock. Touching on poignant tales, such as the story of a black servant named Abel and the involvement of local merchants in the Confederate cause, you'll garner an understanding of how Liverpool's booming economy once had somber ties to slavery. Your journey will bring you face to face with various commemorative sites that weave a narrative often missed by the common passerby. Stand where ships loaded with human cargo once docked, walk the streets where abolitionists rallied for justice, and observe plaques and monuments that speak of a tumultuous past. By the end of this experience, you'll have traced the silent footsteps of history on Liverpool's modern-day pavements, crafting a memory that compels reflection on the city's complex heritage.

What's included

  • Downloadable self-guided audio tour via the WeGoTrip app
  • Detailed route from stop to stop with live GPS map on your smartphone
  • Earphones are not included — please bring your own
  • Tickets to the attractions along the way are not included

Places you will visit

The route of the tour goes within circle
Mersey Ferry Terminal Pier Head
Merseyside Maritime Museum
Download the app and the digital audio tour on your smartphone before the visit. You will find recommendations on how to get to the staring point in the first step of the tour. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email us at support@wegotrip.com.
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