World Heritage Site Podcast Launched in Liverpool


Too cold and wet (again!) to stand around on St George’s plateau for long so just took a quick shot of John Hinchcliffe, Liverpool’s World Heritage Officer, and Councillor Mike Storey as they tried out the new podcast from the Culture Company describing Liverpool’s World Heritage highlights.

England’s first free World Heritage Site pod-cast is launched in Liverpool.

Narrated by heritage expert Loyd Grossman, the downloadable MP3 guide takes visitors on an hour-long tour through the city’s eight centuries of history.

Created by the Liverpool Culture Company, the audio guide has been launched to celebrate the Liverpool’s 800th year and the third anniversary of the city’s inscription by UNESCO on the World Heritage list as ‘a maritime mercantile city of universal value’ to world culture.

The guide is also available in Dutch, French, German, Italian, Polish and Spanish.

Liverpool is one of just four UK cities with World Heritage status and was listed by UNESCO because of the port’s pivotal role during the time of Britain’s greatest global influence from the 18th century to the early 20th century.

The free MP3 guide, which is available at, follows a hugely successful free music version which took 10,000 downloads in its first week.

The World Heritage guide, funded by the North West Development Agency, takes the listener on this journey:

* St. George’s Hall
* William Brown Street
* The Pool of Liverpool and Whitechapel
* Mathew Street and The Cavern Club
* Liverpool Town Hall
* Liverpool Castle
* Albion House
* St. Nicholas Church
* Pier Head
* Royal Liver Building
* Cunard Building
* Port of Liverpool Building
* Albert Dock

Download the mp3s from