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...

Visitor entering Speke Hall

Spend the day at Speke Hall

No matter what time of day you visit, there’s always plenty to see and do in the gardens, grounds and house at Speke Hall. Whether you have an hour, a few hours or a whole day, use this guide to Speke's highlights to help you make the most of your visit.

Family exploring the gardens at Rufford

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

Walking in the North West 

Step in to summer's long days with our top walks. Take in the sights, sounds and smells of the season at special places in the North West.



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


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