The Albert Dock complex is a collection of warehouses and dockside buildings in Liverpool, Merseyside. It was opened in 1846 and for many years was used for unloading maritime cargo directly into warehouses. During WWII it was used as part of the naval base for the British Atlantic Fleet. It fell into disuse as a dock in 1972 but was refurbished by the City of Liverpool to function as a multipurpose tourist attraction.
The Albert Dock complex includes the Tate Liverpool art gallery, the Beatles Story which commemorates the world’s most famous pop music group and the Merseyside Maritime Museum. these attractions together with two hotels attract more than four million visitors every year making The Albert Dock the most popular tourist attraction outside of Greater London. It is adjacent to the Liverpool Exhibition and Convention Centre and the Echo Arena.
In 2007 Google earth captured the image of a strange creature swimming through the waters of the dock raising many questions about what it could be and speculation whether it was an unidentified cryptid. (Please note the image can still be seen on Google Earth but only on the image taken 31/12/2007).
Camping and Caravanning Club Site
Station Road, Delamere, Northwich
Cheshire, England, CW8 2HZ
+44 (0)1606 889 231
- Address: Salthouse Quay, Liverpool, Merseyside, England, United kingdom, L3 4AF
- GPS: 53.401842,-2.990464
- Phone: 0044 (0)151 708 7334
- Part of UK: England
- Sat Nav Postcode: L3 4AF
- Entrance Fees: Free entry to dock area
- Disabled Access: Very Good - Depends on exhibit
- Visibility from Road: Excellent - Exterior only