Manchester, Liverpool, and the Peak District Sights

Speke Hall and Gardens

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Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's 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 Arriva 500 bus drops you a pleasant 10-minute walk away; ask the driver to let you off at the nearest stop.

Sight Information

Address:

The Walk, Liverpool, L24 1XD, England

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Phone:

0151-427–7231

Sight Details:

  • £9.20; gardens only £5.70
  • 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 min before closing

Published 08/18/2015

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