In a continent that boasts cities such as Rome, Athens and Paris, it may be somewhat of a challenge for other European cities to come even close to matching the star-attraction status of these historically important and culturally significant metropolises. However, 2008 is the year that Liverpool takes centre stage as the European capital of culture and becomes one of the top city destinations for those seeking more bang for their bucks.Indeed, as a major UK city, Liverpool has always been high on the tourist hit-list. But, as the birthplace of perhaps the most famous band the world has ever known, Liverpool will always perhaps be best known as the city that gave the world The Beatles.Even today, almost fifty years after the Beatles played their first ever gig at Liverpool’s Cavern Club, the venue is still a major focal point on the many Beatles tours that take place throughout the year. And, even for those who are indifferent to the historical significance of the Cavern Club, it is just as relevant to the latest generation of musicians, as it continues to host live bands to this day.Moreover, as the 2008 European capital of culture, the city has been attracting… Read full this story
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