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Muck & Medicine

Walk this way ……….. if  you want to know more about the grit, grime and medical turning points of the C19th Port City of Liverpool and what you had to deal with had you lived at that time then this walk is for you.


Starting in St James’s Cemetery* where the great and the good, the poor and the orphans of Victorian Liverpool were laid to rest. Hear about the life expectancy for merchants and paupers in the 1840s. Moving on to visit sites where insanitary dwellings are preserved, see the birthplace of the world’s first Medical Officer of Public Health and where medical science rose to meet the challenges of premature death and terrifying diseases.  The house of James Maury, merchant, and America’s first foreign Consul, appointed by George Washington sits in close proximity to the site of Britain’s biggest 18th century workhouse.


You will be astounded to learn the hidden history behind these streets today.




Available in all weathers by arrangement 21 days in advance, subject to numbers:

                                                                        email Liverpoolcitywalks@gmail.com to request preferred timings.


* this walk can start  and finish at a time and place to suit your plans.


Length of walk 2 hrs distance covered approx. 2.2miles over level paved surfaces. There is a slight incline during part of the walk.


Wheelchair users will need assistance for a strong able pusher.


Toilet facilities are available in public buildings.


We walk in all weathers so recommend comfortable footwear and

clothing to match the weather of our Maritime City.


Starts* : Main Gates of Liverpool Cathedral, Upper Duke St.


Ends     : Piazza of Metropolitan Cathedral.

*Approx. a thirty minute walk from most central Liverpool locations including Lime Street and Central railway stations and our main bus terminals. Bus, routes 82, 86 and Citylink C3 all stop nearby. And if you like the hop on hop off city tours then you can include the cathedrals on your route.



spacious car park which you can enter from Upper Duke Street -  pay on exit system.

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