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Visitors in the garden at Gawthorpe Hall, Lancashire: a child stands on railings with the house in the background
Visitors in the garden at Gawthorpe Hall, Lancashire | © National Trust Images/Paul Harris

Houses and buildings in Liverpool and Lancashire

Uncover the story of Liverpool and Lancashire in these amazing buildings, from Tudor manor houses to 20th-century homes.

Houses and buildings to visit in Liverpool and Lancashire

Discover all the best houses and buildings for a great day out.

The Library at Speke Hall, Liverpool. Previously a scullery. The wallpaper is 'Pomegranate' one of William Morris's early designs, printed 1864.

Speke Hall 

Discover the hall's fascinating objects and architectural features and learn about the Norris family’s dangerous life under Elizabethan rule.

The south-facing entrance front at Gawthorpe Hall, Lancashire

Gawthorpe Hall 

Head to the Elizabethan Gawthorpe Hall near Burnley to discover rooms filled with Victorian Gothic furnishings and decoration, and an internationally renowned collection of textiles.

Children dressed up as knights at Rufford Old Hall, Lancashire

Rufford Old Hall 

Discover weapons and suits of armour, the Philip Ashcroft collection of 1930s Lancashire life, a 500-year-old screen, botanical watercolours from the 1800s and much more at Rufford Old Hall.

Studio and equipment, the Hardmans House, Liverpool

Hardmans' House 

Step inside a 1950s time capsule of Liverpool life and creativity – the home and photographic studio of the Edward Chambré and Margaret Hardman. As seen on BBC Two series, Hidden Treasures of the National Trust. Hardmans' House will reopen in 2024.

The facade of Paul McCartney's childhood home, 20 Forthlin Road, Liverpool

The childhood homes of the Beatles 

Book a guided tour to explore the birthplace of the Beatles as you visit the childhood homes of John Lennon and Sir Paul McCartney in Liverpool. See where they rehearsed many of their earliest songs.

Houses and buildings to explore further afield

A family having a picnic on the lawn at Little Moreton Hall, Cheshire

Houses and buildings in Cheshire and Greater Manchester 

Discover a variety of houses and buildings to visit around Cheshire and Manchester, from grand mansions with opulent state rooms to a restored working mill.

View up the garden path at Hill Top, Cumbria, in spring.

Houses and buildings in the Lake District 

Alongside its natural outdoor wonders the Lake District also has many inspiring houses and buildings to visit, from the impressive Allan Bank where Wordsworth once lived, to the former farmhouse of Beatrix Potter.

View of the north east front of Tredegar House, Newport on a sunny day

Houses and buildings in Wales 

Explore magnificent Welsh mansions and their collections, from ancestral homes to buildings designed by renowned architects. Discover the history and tales from bygone days, in breath-taking settings across Wales.

Visitors outside the 18th-century mansion at Nostell Priory

Houses and buildings in Yorkshire 

Discover Yorkshire's history with visits to the grand halls of Nostell, East Riddlesden and Nunnington, while the ruins of Fountains Abbey will give you a different perspective.

Visitors in the garden at Gawthorpe Hall, Lancashire: a child stands on railings with the house in the background

Discover more in Liverpool and Lancashire

Journey from a Tudor house to the childhood homes of Lennon & McCartney via coastal pinewoods and a photographic time capsule.