Albert Dock is a dock and warehouse complex in the city of Liverpool, England. Its designer was Jesse Hartley and Philip Hardwick. Opened in 1846, the Albert Dock is the first building in the UK whose structure is built of cast iron, brick, and no wood elements. Construction of the Albert Dock is regarded as a revolutionary docking system, for loading and unloading the ship straight into the warehouse.
During the Second World War, Albert Dock was taken over by the Admiralty to serve ships of the Atlantic Fleet England. On May 1941, the complex was damaged in an air strike in Liverpool. Having abandoned a few years, the pier construction, re-started in 1981, when the Merseyside Development Corporation was established. Albert Dock was officially reopened in 1988.
Now, Albert Dock is one of the tourist attractions and the most visited locations in the UK, apart from London. This area has become the center of entertainment and attractions for citizens and tourists. Naturally, if Albert Dock included in the World Heritage of UNESCO, because at this location besides having a historical building also has a high value historical story. You can taste a variety of attractions such as shopping, culinary tasting at a restaurant or bar, or visit the museum.
In addition, you can enjoy the water by way of riding The Yellow Duckmarine, a kind of amphibious vehicles that have 24-30 seats. From the top you’ll be presented this amphibious scenery around the waterfront city of Liverpool for 30 minutes, with which there are buildings with architectural styles that entice such as Metropolitan Cathedrals, St. George Hall and others.
The location is quite easy to reach. Not far from the city center of Liverpool and you only need about 20 minutes walk from Liverpool Lime Street train station. If you want to bring your own vehicle, here are available 24 hours a parking lot. In addition to the Albert Dock, you can also park at John Lewis which was on Liver street not far from the location.