In and around Liverpool

Bluebells carpet the woodland to the West of the house at Speke Hall, Merseyside

Journey from a Tudor house to the childhood homes of Lennon & McCartney via coastal pinewoods and a photographic time capsule - there's loads to discover in and around Liverpool.

Places to visit

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A family visiting the garden at Rufford Old Hall

Where you can visit 

We're reopening the places you love in the North West, safely and in line with government guidance. We recommend you book in advance for visits to gardens and parks, especially at busy times such as weekends and bank holidays. However, where space is available on weekdays, pre-booking isn't always necessary. See what's open near you...

 A couple walking in the gardens at Speke Hall, Garden and Estate, Merseyside.

Spend the day at Speke Hall

No matter what time of day your visit is booked for, there’s plenty of time to explore Speke Hall’s highlights. Whether you have an hour, a few hours or a whole day, there’s plenty to see and do. Use this guide to help you plan your visit along our one-way route.

The gardens in the spring at Rufford Old Hall, Lancashire

Rufford Old Hall

The home for stories of romance, wealth and 500 years of family history, Rufford Old Hall is a fascinating destination for a special day out.

Four visitors walking in Lyme Park

Spring walks in the North West 

Step in to spring and shake off the winter cobwebs with our pick of top spring walks. Take in the sights, sounds and smells of the season as special places in the North West come to life.



Glorious beach with dramatic sand dunes, surrounded by sweeping coastal pinewoods.


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