Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral
The hundred metre tall tower of Liverpool's Anglican cathedral pops into view as you wander the streets of the area.

In spite of the Gothic design, the cathedral is a product of the twentieth century - construction started in 1906, and continued until the early nineteen eighties. It's a very impressive structure, but for me the best thing about it is that you can take a lift (and several hundred stairs) to the very top of the tower. From there the view is stunning, with all of Liverpool spread out below you.

Just below the cathedral is St James' Cemetery, a former sandstone quarry now landscaped which is a very pleasant place for a stroll.

Looking along Canning Street towards the cathedral
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The architect of the cathedral was Giles Gilbert Scott. He also designed the classic British telephone box. There's an example preserved inside, and this one on Catharine Street for the hoi polloi.

A red telephone box

Between the cathedral and Hope Street is the chasm of the cemetery. This was originally a quarry, and the marks of the stone masons' chisels are still visible in the sheer sandstone walls. These days the cemetery is a pleasant spot, and is especially notable for the monument to William Huskisson, Member of Parliament and the first man to be run down by a train.