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Beyond the black & white is a Tudor house with a Victorian personality

Speke Hall is a rare Tudor timber-framed manor house in a most unusual setting on the banks of the River Mersey. Restored and brought back to life in the 19th century, it is a unique and beautiful mixture of Tudor simplicity and Victorian Arts and Crafts' aesthetics.

Built by the devout Catholic Norris family - keen to impress visitors with the grandeur of their home and in particular the magnificent Great Hall - this beautiful building has witnessed more than 400 years of turbulent history. From the Tudor period when a secret priest hole was an essential feature, to years of neglect and decay in the 18th and 19th centuries (including a spell when it was used as a cow shed) and then being dragged into the Victorian era of improvement and technology, the Hall has seen it all.

In the 21st century, Speke Hall and its surrounding estate now provide a real oasis from the hurly burly of modern life. As you come through the gates, relax, take a breath and enjoy all that this wonderful place has to offer. The Hall is surrounded by beautiful restored gardens and protected by a collar of woodland.

Bring the family and enjoy the outdoors © Red on Blonde Photography

Bring the family and enjoy the outdoors

Take A Winter Walk

We're now closed for winter conservation work until 14 February 2015. There's lots going on behind the scenes and we'll keep you updated as to what we're working on but in the meantime, please still keep enjoying Speke over the winter.

The grounds and gardens are closed on 24-26 and 30 December and 1 January but will be open between 11am and 4pm on every other day if you'd like to have a wintery walk.

Fancy a brew?

Enjoy a delicious coffee

The Stable Tea Room will be open on Saturdays and Sundays between 12 and 4pm, serving hot drinks and lots of delicious cakes.

If you're out for a walk around our grounds and gardens at the weekend, pop in and wam up!

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Night Run

On the evening of 28 March 2015 we're opening up the grounds for all those keen runners who fancy a jog in the dark. With both 2k and 7k routes available, it'll be a fantastic sporting occasion for everyone.

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