Spend the day at Speke Hall

Autumn woodland walks at Speke Hall in Liverpool

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.

North Lawn

Speke Hall, Garden and Estate, Merseyside.

Short visit

The impressive view of the Hall from the North Lawn will instantly transport you back to Tudor times. Follow the hedge to admire the house from all angles and take a moment to imagine how it would have felt to see this view five centuries ago.

Visitors walking on the North Lawn at Speke Hall

Stay longer

Roam free or relax on the North Lawn. There's plenty of space for picnics, to stretch your legs with a coffee or for the kids to run around to their heart's content.

Clough woodland

Visitors on a woodland walk

Short visit

Step into the semi-ancient Clough woodland for a peaceful stroll. Look out for Speke's bustling birdlife as you go along. If you're after a brief woodland walk, take the first right path.

Build a den in the woodlands at Speke Hall in Liverpool

Stay longer

Delve deeper into the woodland to explore more of its secrets. Here is a great place to have some nature fun, with plenty of sticks for you and your family to build your very own den. The only limit is your imagination.

Home Farm

Woman holding takeaway hot drink

Short visit

Why not grab a drink and a snack to take with you on your walk? From coffees and cakes to delicious sandwiches, there's plenty of takeaway options to choose from. Even better, every bite directly supports our conservation work.

Visitors enjoying a cup of tea in Speke Hall's restaurant

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Take a seat on one of our indoor or outdoor tables at Home Farm restaurant. Enjoy a feast with the family or catch up with a friend over a coffee or two. There's plenty of time to relax here.

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A view from the Bund at Speke Hall

Explore the Bund

Once you're finished at Home Farm restaurant, walk it off with a leg stretch along the Bund path. It will take you up above the grounds of Speke Hall and offers magnificent views over the River Mersey and Liverpool John Lennon Airport. Go for a quick stroll to experience a burst of sea air or stay a bit longer and take a seat on one of the benches to enjoy some bird- or plane-spotting. This path will take you to the North Lawn, where you can choose to finish your visit or join the one-way route at the Orchard to explore the rest of the garden and grounds.

South Lawn

Discover the floral delights of the South Lawn

Short visit

Walk in the footsteps of Speke Hall's past residents in the South Lawn's formal garden. Follow the path around to admire the magnificent south side of the Hall and make sure to stop and smell the roses at the Victorian rose garden.

Child riding their bike through a puddle in a typical autumn day out at Speke Hall

Stay longer

Roll out a picnic blanket or take a seat on one of the benches to experience a classic view of the Hall's iconic Tudor architecture. The South Lawn is the ideal place if you're looking for somewhere to relax in the sun, chat with friends or watch the kids let off some steam.

Please book ahead before visiting 

The garden, grounds and restaurant at Speke Hall are open. We've introduced advance booking to keep everyone safe and maintain social distancing. To avoid disappointment please book in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends and bank holidays. However, where space is available on weekdays, pre-booking may not always be necessary. Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. We'll be releasing tickets every Friday, and you can book your tickets until 3pm the day before you visit. For Neighbourhood Pass holders, bookings will need to be made by email - further information available below.


Upcoming events

Timed entry to Speke Hall (21 Sept - 27 Sept)

Wed 23 Sep 2020
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