Manchester, Liverpool, and the Peak District Sights

Royal Liver Building

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Published 08/18/2015

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Best seen from the ferry, the 322-foot-tall Royal Liver (pronounced lie-ver) Building with its twin towers is topped by two 18-foot-high copper birds representing the mythical Liver Birds, the town symbol; local legend has it that if they fly away, Liverpool will cease to exist. For decades Liverpudlians looked to the Royal Liver Society for assistance—it was originally a burial club to which families paid contributions to ensure a decent send-off.

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Water St., off A5036, Liverpool, L3 1HT, England

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Published 08/18/2015


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