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Liverpool

England

Liverpool, sometimes nicknamed "The Pool of Talent," has a history of producing super talented stars, from the Beatles to the two Premier League football clubs Liverpool and Everton. But there's more to this port city in northwest England than fame and fortune; Liverpool is also home to a multitude of fascinating museums and attractions for the whole family, from the amazing and interactive World Museum to the popular Mersey Ferries, which transport passengers along the River Mersey. Whether you're after culture, history or a vibrant nightlife, you won't be disappointed by Liverpool.

With its location right on the coast, Liverpool has long played an essential role in the country's trade industry. Coal, cotton and raw materials were once brought in to the port, which grew in size and importance during the Industrial Revolution. In fact, at several points in the 19th century when trade was at its most fruitful, Liverpool was wealthier than London!

These days, Liverpudlians (as the locals are known) are proud of their hometown for its rich diversity and strong cultural identity - and, of course, its successful football teams. Come see for yourself why Thomas Erskine, 1st Baron Erskine, called it "That immense City which stands like another Venice upon the water ... where there are riches overflowing and every thing which can delight a man who wishes to see the prosperity of a great community and a great empire."

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