England & Scotland With Trafalgar: Day 3 (Part 1)

November 20, 2013

Leaving London for Liverpool, Trafalgar took us on an express Virgin train through the English countryside.  The ride was around three hours in length, though I wish it had been longer, because I love train rides and it is not often that I get to take one, especially as luxurious or as comfortable as Virgin first class.  I could have watched the gorgeous scenery pass by me all day long.

Liverpool is the cultural capital of England.  It was founded as a borough in 1207, yet granted city status in 1880 and is now one of the largest in the United Kingdom today.  Thus, if you are a fan of ancient British architecture this is your kind of place, because everywhere you look you will find it!

Our first stop was to the Liverpool Cathedral, otherwise known as the Church of England.  I was not expecting my experience inside of a British Cathedral to leave as big of an impact as it did on me.  When I think of marvelous Cathedrals I think of ones in Italy or Germany, not England.  However, this one completely blew me away with its incredible mix of spectacular grandeur and intricate details.

Its claim to fame is that it is the world’s longest Cathedral and in terms of overall volume it ranks as the fifth-largest and contests the title of largest Anglican church building.  Admission inside is free, but with a suggested donation of £3.

Although the Cathedral was breathtaking beyond words, the reason why I was most excited to visit Liverpool had nothing to do with neither architecture nor religion. . .

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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28 thoughts on “England & Scotland With Trafalgar: Day 3 (Part 1)

  1. Satu VW / Destination Unknown

    I’ve loved all your UK posts as I’m heading there (once again) in couple of weeks time! And for sure I will let you know if I come across Mr. Martini (unfortunately I won’t this time and this in reference to your reply to my earlier comment 🙂 ) Lovely images, once again!

  2. Melanie Fontaine

    So many interesting revelations in this post! I had no idea Virgin also operated a train line – I will keep this in mind for future visits to England! And I had no idea there was a cathedral like this in Liverpool: When I think of Liverpool, I think of industrial landscapes – nice to be proven wrong! 🙂

    1. Andi Perullo de Ledesma Post author

      I was surprised by how many people didn’t know that Virgin operated trains! Definitely use them if you can, they were amazing. And I think most people think of Liverpool as being super industrial, however the architecture and churches are just incredible!!!

  3. Sarah Grace

    Your pictures of the stain glass window are absolutely stunning. My favorite has to be the one that solely highlights the three window panes !

  4. Karisa

    I was just talking to a person from Liverpool! I’d love to visit it someday. The Cathedral looks just stunning as well. LOVE the stained glass windows!


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