Read all about it – Library is No.1 attraction!

Forget football and the Fab Four.  Liverpool’s Central Library is the number one tourist attraction according to a top travel website!

 TripAdvisor has ranked the library number one out of 124 attractions in the city – making it the only public lending library in any one of the major UK cities to take the top spot.  Thanks to the independent reviews on the site it has a five star rating which is the highest score possible.

Reviews include:

  • “One of the most amazing pieces of modern design in Liverpool…”
  • “If you love your books visit this place, I could have spent all day in here!!! Little treasures all over the place!”
  • “My advice to everyone and anyone interested in architecture and/or history is GO!!”
  • “I wish I lived in Liverpool so I could use the place regularly. Fantastic makeover! Architectural dream.”

The accolade comes just six months since the library re-opened its doors following a £50m restoration of the venue.

Liverpool Central Library AtriumLiverpool City Council’s Assistant Mayor and Cabinet Member responsible for libraries, Councillor Wendy Simon, said: “It’s fantastic news to reach the number one spot on a website that is visited regularly by millions of people.

“Before going on any trip, people tend to consult TripAdvisor, so to be classed as the tourist attraction in Liverpool is a huge coup for the library.

“Since it opened in May, more than 400,000 people have visited the venue, and the feedback we’ve had has been overwhelming with people loving the painstaking restoration work which has been carried out, set against stunning new features such as the atrium and the roof terrace.

“Let’s hope our new chart-topping web status will encourage even more people to visit this beautiful library.”

James Kay, a spokesman for TripAdvisor, said: “The Popularity Index is calculated from millions of traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, so for the Central Library to top the ranking for attractions in Liverpool shows just how popular and valued a venue it is.”

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