Albert Dock

Spectacular warehouses
Salthouse Quay, Liverpool, Merseyside, England, United Kingdom
 
Albert Dock is a minor waterways place on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Liverpool Link) between Stanley Dock (1 mile and 2½ furlongs and 2 locks to the north) and Salthouse Dock (End of Liverpool Link. Moorings for visiting Liverpool) (¾ furlongs to the east).
 
 
The nearest place in the direction of Stanley Dock is Hartley Bridge; ½ furlongs away.
 
The nearest place in the direction of Salthouse Dock is Salthouse Quay Bridge; ½ furlongs away.

Mooring here is unrated

 

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(The) Leaving of Liverpool from Scribblings from the Mintball posted Sunday the 25th of September, 2016
Down into the Docks from Scribblings from the Mintball posted Friday the 23rd of September, 2016
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The Royal Albert Dock is a complex of dock buildings and warehouses in Liverpool, England. Designed by Jesse Hartley and Philip Hardwick, it was opened in 1846, and was the first structure in Britain to be built from cast iron, brick and stone, with no structural wood. As a result, it was the first non-combustible warehouse system in the world.

At the time of its construction the Albert Dock (as it was formerly known before receiving its Royal status in 2018) was considered a revolutionary docking system because ships were loaded and unloaded directly from/to the warehouses. Two years after it opened it was modified to feature the world's first hydraulic cranes. Due to its open yet secure design, the Albert Dock became a popular store for valuable cargoes such as brandy, cotton, tea, silk, tobacco, ivory and sugar. However, despite the Albert Dock's advanced design, the rapid development of shipping technology meant that within 50 years, larger, more open docks were required, although it remained a valuable store for cargo.

During the Second World War, the Albert Dock was requisitioned by the Admiralty serving as a base for boats of the British Atlantic Fleet. The complex was damaged during air raids on Liverpool, notably during the May Blitz of 1941. In the aftermath of the war, the financial problems of the owners and the general decline of docking in the city meant that the future of the Albert Dock was uncertain. Numerous plans were developed for the re-use of the buildings but none came to fruition and in 1972 the dock was finally closed. Having lain derelict for nearly ten years, the redevelopment of the dock began in 1981, when the Merseyside Development Corporation was set up, with the Albert Dock being officially re-opened in 1984.

Today the Royal Albert Dock is a major tourist attraction in the city and the most visited multi-use attraction in the United Kingdom, outside London. It is a vital component of Liverpool's UNESCO designated World Heritage Maritime Mercantile City and the docking complex and warehouses also comprise the largest single collection of Grade I listed buildings anywhere in the UK.

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[The Royal Albert Dock Liverpool] [Royal Albert Dock] [Port of Hull] [Albert Dock (disambiguation)] [Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City] [Salthouse Dock] [Liverpool] [Duke's Dock] [London Regatta Centre] [Albert Dock Seamen's Hospital]
Information retrieved Monday 17 June 2019 at 19:31
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Anglican Church
  • Liverpool Cathedral (Religious Center, Religious Organization)
    St James Mount, Liverpool, L1 7AZ — 1434 yards to the east.
City
  • Liverpool (Geo Entity)
    Liverpool, L — 1237 yards to the northeast.
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  • Tate Liverpool (Art Gallery)
    Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3 4BB — 84 yards to the northwest.
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Arts & Entertainment
  • Beatles Statue
    Pier Head, Liverpool, L3 1 — 576 yards to the northwest.
History Museum
  • The Beatles Story
    Britannia Vaults, Albert Dock Unit 41, Liverpool, L3 4AD — 153 yards to the southeast.
  • Merseyside Maritime Museum (Landmark & Historical Place)
    Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, Liverpool, L3 4AQ — 79 yards to the north.
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    59-61 Hanover Street, Liverpool, L1 3DY — 818 yards to the northeast.
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  • Radio City Tower
    1 Houghton St, Liverpool, L1 1 — 1064 yards to the northeast.
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  • Liverpool ONE (Shopping District)
    Chavasse Park, Liverpool, L1 8JQ — 609 yards to the northeast.
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    5 Wall St, Liverpool, L1 8JQ — 606 yards to the northeast.
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