Liverpool is a city like no other. From world famous architecture, magnificent museums, to music legends revolutionising popular culture, Liverpool is a city that attracts millions of visitors every year with culture and creativity in its DNA.
With more than its fair share of vibrant theatres and cutting-edge galleries, cuisine from every corner of the world, bars and pubs that buzz with life and entertainment, an unrivalled music scene and a sporting reputation to rival any city in the world, Liverpool continues to be a gateway for UK culture.
A decade after becoming the first Northern port to host the Clipper Race, Liverpool will once again play host to the start and finish of the 2017-18 race.
The fleet will berth in the vibrant heart of Liverpool's world famous UNESCO waterfront, the Albert Dock, ahead of the Race Start on Sunday 20 August 2017.
Dubbed the jewel in the crown of Liverpool's waterfront, the award-winning Albert Dock, which was designed by Jesse Hartley and Philip Hardwick, mixes rich maritime legacy with modern attractions. Dating back over 175 years to 1839, its lofty colonnades and statuesque columns make up the largest group of Grade I listed buildings in the country.
Today, Albert Dock is one of Britain's top tourist attractions. It is the place to play, to see, to eat, drink and stay. Blending old and new, it's contemporary yet cultured, fun and friendly and currently home to a variety of museums, restaurants, bars and attractions.
During the week long build up, the Clipper Race Village will be open for all visitors to learn more about the biggest round the world race and enjoy festivities to send of the intrepid Clipper Race crew in style.
Festivities and celebrations will continue in summer 2018 when Liverpool welcomes the Clipper Race fleet back after the completion the 40,000 nautical mile circumnavigation.