An Abandoned, Rusting Ship is Reborn Under Street Art
Put an abandoned site together with street art and it's like travel photography gold. Mark the derelict ship Duke of Lancaster on your must-visit map as it's the newest place to add graffiti to its rusting hulk. We can smell the Instagram "likes" already.
Located in the Dee estuary near Mostyn, on the north coast of Wales, the Duke of Lancaster has sat unused and seemingly unloved since 1979. It was only recently that former street artist Maurice Blunt spotted the ship while traveling on a train, and formed the idea to turn her into a canvas for street art.
The ship still sits, but with a deeper purpose. The Duke has become home to eight massive works of art by the UK Dudug Collective. There are plans to add more murals and artwork, with the aim of turning the hulk into the "largest open air art gallery in the UK."
If you'd like to visit, driving the A548 from Liverpool is the easiest route. The ship is marked on Google Maps and a barbed wire fence will restrict you to a safe distance.
For photos of the ship as it looks now, visit The Telegraph UK.