Liverpool is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, like the Great Wall of China and the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt. The city won the status in 2004 because of its impressive waterfront which, according to UNESCO, represents a supreme example of a commercial port at the time of Britain's greatest global significance.
We were also awarded the European City of culture in 2008.
Liverpool, the very name conjures up images of a glorious maritime history, world-beating musical heritage, two of the Premiership's biggest football teams and not one, but two majestically different Cathedrals. It is now bulging with fabulous new shops, buzzing new restaurants, hip hotels and trendy wine bars, as well as a world class cultural offering with more museums and galleries anywhere outside of London, not forgetting its inhabitants, of course, who are famously friendly and will welcome you with pride.
I am a born and bred Scouser and like all true Scouser's have great pride and love of my city and its culture I was brought up living on Penny lane and from a young age have always enjoyed meeting visitors from around the world who would come and visit and pay homage to the Beatles. I have shown many friends and relatives around the city and have always enjoyed sharing my knowledge of places of interest and past history. I've always had a real passion for Liverpool and its vibrant and fascinating history and wish to share that enthusiasm with visitors to my city in a relaxed, informative and entertaining way, humour is in our blood!!!
I hold a certificate in travel & tourism and I have a passion for travelling and meeting people and have travelled over the years to many country's such as Australia, America, Canada, India , Mexico, Thailand, Hong Kong, Israel, Morocco, Turkey, Greece, Poland, Holland, Germany, Norway, Iceland, Spain, Portugal, France and Belgium , I have been to many places off the beaten track to gain further knowledge of different cultures and love talking to people about my home town Liverpool.
If you're looking for a more casual tour guide who can show you all the main sites as well as some of the more off the tourist beat ones too, then with me as your guide you will "never walk alone"!!!
As there is a lot do and see, if you require a specific tour designed to suit your needs or that of a larger group I can arrange a mini bus please contact me for a bespoke quotation!! When not on foot you will be carefully transported in my 8 seater Toyota Estima . Please feel at liberty to combine short tours I look forward to welcoming you to Liverpool and will ensure you have a great day and leave with lots of great photographs and happy memories!!!
A Recent Review of this guide
Ruth is an amazing tour guide, who has in-depth knowledge of the history of Liverpool and especially The Beatles (she's a Liverpudlian who grew up on Penny Lane!). I had one day in Liverpool to do background research on a Beatles-related project (I'm in the music business) and Ruth was absolutely incredible, plus she introduced me to one of the original Quarrymen! You won't find a better Beatles' guide in Liverpool...I can't say enough good things about Ruth!
Born and bred in Liverpool
Went to same junior school as John Lennon
Met Paul McCartney on Penny Lane
Related to Johnny Gentle
Certificate Travel & Tourism
Great knowlege of Liverpool its surrounding areas and local history
Full driving licence
5yrs experience as Toursbylocals guide