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Beautiful Tudor mansion house & garden in Liverpool with original Great Hall & priest hole. Fully equipped Victorian kitchen, restaurant, gift shop and parking.
Speke Hall Gardens and Estate makes a great day out for all the family. This rare Tudor manor house is set amongst protected woodland and surrounded by fragrant gardens. With more than 400 years of history to discover, a full calendar of events, waymarked woodlnd trails, gift shop and excellent restaurant, the Hall makes an interesting and fun day out at any time of year.
Situated in a region noted for its timber-framed buildings, Speke Hall is considered one of the most outstanding examples of its kind. Speke Hall Gardens and Estate has witnessed more than 400 years of turbulent history. Priests fleeing persecution in the 16th century were offered sanctuary, hiding in the secret priest's hole. Fascinating insights into the lives and work of the Victorian servants are revealed in the kitchen and dairy, while Tudor servants slept in the roof space. The atmospheric interior of this rambling house spans many periods. Originally built in 1530, its Great Hall and priest hole date from Tudor times. There is also fine Jacobean plasterwork and intricately carved furniture. A fully equipped Victorian kitchen and servant's hall enable visitors to see 'behind the scenes'.
Speke Hall Gardens and Estate offers the visitor a full calendar of events, including activities during school holidays, open-air theatre, festive celebrations, costumed guided tours, roof tours, waymarked woodland trails, children's play area and quiz trails. Dogs on leads in woodland and on signed estate walks. Join a 'Visiting the Victorians' costumed guided tour or enjoy a walk in the woods, discovering bugs and blooms. Enjoy local produce served in the Home Farm restaurant or browse the delightful plants for sale in the well-stocked shop. Suitable for school groups. Education room/centre with live interpretation and hands-on activities.
Families & children. Baby-changing and feeding facilities. Front-carrying baby slings and hip-carrying infant seats for loan. Children's play area. Children's guide. Children's quiz/trail. Tracker Packs and mp3 audio tours of the house for loan. Pushchairs and back-carriers admitted at the Home Farm centre only. Family estate trail