Manchester, Liverpool, and the Peak District Travel Guide

Manchester, Liverpool, and the Peak District Sights

Mersey Ferries

  • Off A5036 Map It
  • Waterfront
  • Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

Published 08/20/2030

Fodor's Review

Hop on a ferry across the River Mersey to Birkenhead and Seacombe, for fine views of the city—a journey celebrated in "Ferry 'Cross the Mersey," Gerry and the Pacemakers' 1964 hit song. These cruises last 50 minutes, but you can hop off to explore Spaceport (a space-travel-themed museum and planetarium) and the U-Boat Story (a docked German World War II museum with interactive displays), both on the other side of the water. It was from Pier Head that 9 million British, Irish, and other European emigrants set sail between 1830 and 1930 for new lives in North America, Australia, and Africa.

Sight Information


Pier Head Ferry Terminal, Off A5036, Liverpool, Liverpool, L3 1DR, England

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Sight Details:

  • £10 round-trip including U-Boat Story ticket; combined with Spaceport £14.50

Published 08/20/2030


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