For over 35 years Liverpool has been known as the birthplace of the Beatles, but its history traces much farther back. For years Liverpool has been Great Britain
's largest export port. The Grand National horse race has run at Aintree since 1839. The Combined Headquarters of the Western Approaches, the secret command center for the Battle of the Atlantic, was buried here under the town hall. After the war ended, the bunker was abandoned and left intact for visitors to see at Rumford Square.
The ferry across the Mersey River, immortalized in the famous hit song by Gerry & The Pacemakers, is a popular attraction and provides a great scenic view of the city. Other popular attractions in Liverpool are various museums and shops dedicated to the Beatles, the Tate Gallery, the Mersey side Maritime Museum, the Museum of Liverpool Life, and the historic Albert Dock.
Liverpool is in Merseyside.