It might be best known today as being the home of the Reds, the Blues, The Fab Four and Cilla Black’s signature lilt, but Liverpool is a city built on its maritime expertise, with trading dating back to Roman times. The River Dee of nearby city Chester once was the principal port on the Irish Sea but as the river continued to split up, trade shifted towards Liverpool on the River Mersey. To capitalise on demand, the first commercial wet dock was developed in the 17th century, which saw Liverpool begin to grow increasingly fast.
Over the next two centuries, Liverpool continued to develop and expand and by the mid 60s the city had exploded on the global cultural scene with its best known export, The Beatles. Today the city continues to represent its rich music culture, with musicians from Liverpool producing 56 No. 1 hit singles — more than any other city in the world. Tourism plays a huge role in supporting Liverpool's economy with exhibitions, attractions and museums all devoted to helping people learn more about its broadly diverse history.
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