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Speke Hall in winter
Winter at Speke Hall, Liverpool | © National Trust Images/Annapurna Mellor

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 online and learn about the Norris family’s dangerous life under Elizabethan rule.

The south-facing entrance front at Gawthorpe Hall, Lancashire

Gawthorpe Hall 

The house is now closed for winter. When it reopens in spring 2024, you can head to the Elizabethan Gawthorpe Hall 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 view of Lyme house covered in snow. The house can be seen in the frozen reflection pond.

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.

Allan Bank house cloaked in snow in Grasmere

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.

Stars had from an acer tree in front of the mansion house

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.

The east front of Nostell Priory with blue sky above and green grass in the foreground.

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.