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Liverpool and Lancashire

From Tudor halls and an early-20th-century photographers' studio to the childhood homes of the Beatles, glorious parks and beautiful gardens. Discover these very special places in Liverpool and Lancashire on your next day out.

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Top places to visit in Liverpool and Lancashire

The house and garden at Speke Hall, Liverpool.
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Speke Hall 

A green oasis on the edge of Liverpool with a rare Tudor house at its heart

Speke, Liverpool

Partially open today
Two children running across lawn in front of brick and timber house
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Rufford Old Hall 

A fine Tudor house and colourful garden, home to five centuries of Lancashire and Hesketh family history

near Ormskirk, Lancashire

Fully open today
View of Paul McCartney's childhood bedroom at 20 Forthlin Road, Liverpool
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The Beatles' Childhood Homes 

Book a tour of the childhood homes of John Lennon and Paul McCartney in Liverpool

Woolton and Allerton, Liverpool

Closed now
The developing room at the Hardmans' House in Liverpool; a room with light green walls and a window with roller blind; photography paraphernalia fills the room.
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The Hardmans' House 

A 1950s time capsule of Liverpool life and creativity, the home and photographic studio of the Edward Chambré and Margaret Hardman

Liverpool, Merseyside

Closed now
View across the garden and lawn to the South Front of Gawthorpe Hall with blue sky above on a sunny day
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Gawthorpe Hall 

An Elizabethan gem in the heart of industrial Lancashire

near Burnley, Lancashire

Partially open today
View over Morecambe Bay estuary in the autumn. There is a tree on the left, and the sky is light blue and lilac.
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Arnside and Silverdale 

A place to explore miles of coastal countryside from clifftops to woodland and wildflower meadows.

near Arnside, Cumbria

Fully open today
A visitor inspecting the ruins of St Patrick's Chapel, Morecambe Bay
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Heysham Coast 

Beautiful sandstone headland renowned for its eighth-century chapel and rock hewn graves; a wonderful urban green space

Lancashire

Fully open today

Things to see and do with the family

Looking for places to visit with the kids in Liverpool and Lancashire? Explore days out in nature, fun things to do for all the family and places to spot wildlife all year round.

Girl in pink raincoat and bobble hat playing on a zipline.

Family-friendly places in Liverpool and Lancashire 

Plan a February half term or Easter day out in Liverpool and Lancashire. From the beauty of the great outdoors and amazing histories to play areas, balance bikes and even a maze, there's something for the whole family to enjoy rain or shine.

A family walk along a garden path surrounded by daffodils

Easter adventures with the National Trust 

Easter is just around the corner and there are plenty of adventures to be had at the places in our care. On our Easter trails you'll receive a trail sheet to guide you on your adventure and Easter bunny ears to wear along the way. And of course you’ve got a choice between a chocolate egg or a vegan and Free From chocolate egg at the end! Click to see all Easter events in the north west.

Gardens in Liverpool and Lancashire

Rhododendrons in spring in the garden at Speke Hall, Liverpool
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Speke Hall 

Find out what you can see and do in the garden and estate at Speke Hell. From peaceful strolls through colourful borders to adventures in the woodland. Keep an eye out for thousands of daffodils in March, and white and pink tree blossom and a carpet of bluebells in late April.

Bluebells in the garden at Rufford Old Hall, Lancashire
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Rufford Old Hall 

The garden at Rufford Old Hall has lots of variety, from giant squirrel topiary and beehives, to picnic spots and bluebells in the orchard. You can enjoy peaceful walks by the canal too.

Child visitor smelling a rose in the garden at Gawthorpe Hall, Lancashire
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The garden at Gawthorpe Hall 

Take a leisurely stroll around the formal garden with its views of the River Calder. The ornamental terraced garden to the north of the hall and landscaped garden to the south are an ideal place to pause and relax.

Visitors exploring the gardens at Cotehele, Cornwall

Where to see daffodils 

Speke Hall is one of the best places to see daffodils in the north west. Our gardeners have been planting thousands of bulbs ready to bloom in spring. Find out where else you can see daffodils near you.

Open pale pink blossom flowers each with five, small, cup-shaped petals, and dark pink-tipped stamens, hanging from thin dark branches

Best places to see blossom 

Discover a hidden oasis full of blossom in the middle of the garden at Rufford Old Hall, or take a perfect snap of a blossom-filled view of Speke Hall. Discover more of the best places to see blossom in our care and beyond.

What's on in Liverpool and Lancashire

Family sitting around picnic table in spring

Upcoming events in Liverpool and Lancashire 

There's always something new to see or do at National Trust places near you – join in a host of seasonal adventures and events for all ages. Find out what's on and what's coming soon in Liverpool and Lancashire to help make your next visit even more memorable.

Countryside in Liverpool and Lancashire

A landscape image of hills taken from Holecombe Moor, a rural town in the distance.
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Stubbins Estate and Holcombe Moor 

Explore Lancashire’s countryside and wildlife across the Stubbins Estate and Holcombe Moor and discover its fascinating history.

A wooden gate in a dry stone wall, with a view out over the estuary, on a grey day at Arnside and Silverdale.
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Things to do at Arnside Knott 

Explore the hills and paths of Arnside Knott and climb to the top for sweeping views. What wildlife and rare wildflowers will you spot on your visit to Arnside Knott?

Colourful sunset picture from the Pepperpot at Eaves Wood
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Things to see at Eaves Wood 

Visit Eaves Wood at Arnside and Silverdale to discover centuries-old yew trees and a monument to Queen Victoria where you can pause to take in the view over Silverdale.

Coast and beaches in Liverpool and Lancashire

The vast estuarial flats of Morecombe Bay at ow tide from Heysham Coast, Lancashire
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Things to see on the Heysham Coast 

The Heysham Coast offers more than your average seaside stroll. Enjoy stunning views over Morecambe Bay and the Lake District, and discover the ruins of St Patrick’s Chapel, located on the headland.

A sunny day at Jack Scout's cliffs at Arnside and Silverdale, Lancashire
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Things to see at Jack Scout 

Head to the Jack Scout cliffs at Arnside and Silverdale to see the Arnside tidal bore, go birdwatching then stay for the sunset views over Morecambe Bay from Giant’s Seat.

Places to eat and shop in Liverpool and Lancashire

Visitors in the Home Farm restaurant at Speke Hall, Liverpool
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Eating and shopping at Speke Hall 

Home Farm restaurant is open every day for you to grab a drink or a bite to eat. Afterwards, pop into the second-hand bookshop to find a pre-loved gem.

Girl sipping a large cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows on the top
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Eating, drinking and second-hand bookshop at Rufford Old Hall 

Treat yourself to tasty treats inside or outside the cosy tea-room at Rufford or escape into the Coach House to discover our second-hand bookshop.

Visit the National Trust without a car

Whether you’re looking to travel by train, bus, bike or foot, there are many places in Liverpool and Lancashire that you can visit without a car.

An adult and child explore an bluebell glade in spring
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Places you can visit in Liverpool and Lancashire without a car 

Plan your visit to the places in our care in Liverpool and Lancashire by train, bus, bike or on foot for a sustainable day out.

Our work in Liverpool and Lancashire

Visitors explore the sand dunes at Formby, Merseyside
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Conservation work at Formby 

Formby is one of the fastest changing stretches of coastline under the National Trust’s care. Discover how the team are working with nature to protect rare habitats and wildlife.

A view over the Blue Drawing Room at Speke Hall with plush blue chairs and a large gold-framed mirror on the wall behind
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Our work in the house at Speke Hall 

Learn about the important work that the conservation team are doing to preserve Speke Hall in Liverpool and the tools they use to do so.

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Conserving Rufford’s 17th century painting 

A project is underway to conserve Rufford’s 17th century Extensive Landscape with Exotic Flowers painting by Gommaert van der Gracht.

Get involved

There are plenty of opportunities to get involved in our work across Liverpool and Lancashire.

Volunteer room guide speaking with visitors in the Great Hall at Speke Hall, Liverpool

Volunteering in Liverpool and Lancashire 

From guiding tours of historic houses to helping outdoors in nature conservation, find out how you can volunteer for a great cause near you.

A volunteer led guided tour around Wray Castle in Cumbria
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Supporter groups in Liverpool and Lancashire 

The Liverpool and Lancashire supporter groups help support their local places with fundraising and volunteering. Find out more about what they do and how you can get involved.

Upcoming events

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Mini Makers 

Speke Hall, Speke, Liverpool

Crafty fun for little ones on selected Mondays throughout the year at Speke Hall's Home Farm Restaurant.

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4 Mar to 18 Nov 2024
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Create Your Own Storybook Adventure 

Speke Hall, Speke, Liverpool

Bring your favourite storybook character to life and create your own story of adventure at Speke Hall.

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7 Mar to 10 Mar 2024
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10:30 to 15:30
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Relaxed Reading Session 

Speke Hall, Speke, Liverpool

Embark on a captivating literary journey with Sami, our reading leader, in this shared reading event, which will focus on literature featuring historical houses.

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7 Mar to 9 Mar 2024
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11:00 to 12:00
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Calligraphy Workshop 

Speke Hall, Speke, Liverpool

Develop your interest in the art of calligraphy in this practical class, and create personalised cards and gift tags using brush pens.

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8 Mar 2024
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11:00 to 13:00
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Visiting Speke Hall on Mother’s Day as part of National Lottery Open Week 2024 

Speke Hall, Speke, Liverpool

Enjoy a visit to Speke Hall this Mother's Day as part of National Lottery Open Week. Booking is essential.

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10 Mar 2024
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10:30 to 15:30
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Calligraphy Workshop - Beginners 

Speke Hall, Speke, Liverpool

Discover the intricacies of calligraphy in this hands-on workshop, where you'll craft personalised cards and gift tags utilising brush pens.

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15 Mar 2024
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11:00 to 13:00
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A Pandemonium of Poe 

Speke Hall, Speke, Liverpool

Get your tickets now for an evening of nerve-tingling, spooky stories. Be chilled by an evening's eerie entertainment, with this original theatrical anthology of a selection of Edgar Allan Poe's finest feats of fear-filled fiction!

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16 Mar 2024
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17:45 to 19:30
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Easter Adventures at Speke Hall Garden and Estate 

Speke Hall, Speke, Liverpool

This spring, treat the whole family to a world of adventure at Speke Hall on an Easter trail.

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23 Mar to 5 Apr 2024
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10:30 to 15:30
+ 13 other dates or times
Family walking down the main drive with lady in a tramper at Shugborough Estate, Staffordshire - CTA crop only

Where will you visit next?

Discover lots of gardens, historic houses, days out at the coast and more.