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Speke Hall and Gardens

Speke Hall

Speke Hall and Gardens Review

This black-and-white mansion 6 miles from downtown Liverpool is one of the best examples of half-timbering in Britain. Built around a cobbled courtyard, the great hall dates to 1490; an elaborate western bay with a vast chimneypiece was added in 1560. The house, owned by the National Trust, was heavily restored in the 19th century, though a Tudor priest hole and Jacobean plasterwork remain intact. The Victorian landscaped gardens enjoy views over the Mersey toward North Wales. Speke Hall is on the east side of the airport; the Airlink 500 bus drops you a pleasant 10-minute walk away; ask the driver to let you off at the nearest stop.

    Contact Information

  • Address: The Walk, Speke, Liverpool, L24 1XD | Map It
  • Phone: 0151/427–7231
  • Cost: £9.20; gardens only £5.70
  • Hours: Mid-Mar.–Oct., Wed.–Sun. and holiday Mon. 11–5; Nov.–early Dec. and early Mar., weekends 11–4; entry to house by guided tour only until 12:30; last admission 30 mins before closing
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  • Location: Liverpool
Updated: 05-29-2014

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