11 historic houses in and around Liverpool to visit for a day out, including Speke Hall and Erddig
Merseyside and its surrounding areas are home to some beautiful manor houses and stately homes, that have been standing for centuries.
Perfect for a day out, many of these incredible buildings are surrounded by stunning gardens and acres of greenery, and feature cafes and restaurants too.
- Liverpool and Merseyside’s hidden gems
- Liverpool’s oldest buildings
Many feature original Victorian or Tudor designs, and appear frozen in time, with decor and furniture being that of man centuries ago. The breathtaking grounds are well worth a visit, and are perfect for exploring in all seasons.
Here are 11 historic houses that are a short drive away from Liverpool.
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The first time I went to Littlestone-On-Sea, I parked the car, got out – and promptly got straight back in again. I’d driven the 10 minutes from Dungeness, where outsized skies ranged over shingle busy with alien-like plants and designer cabins, and where the strange dry gardens felt like a glimpse into a possible future (one in which we might all be practising horticulture on the moon).
Both things can be true. This is a mantra we are currently practising as a family. For example: yes your brother has spent the past 10 minutes tapping the top of your head with a pencil, which is utterly enraging and frankly sociopathic behaviour. But also: you spent the 10 minutes prior to that kicking him in the shin so his response is miraculous in its moderation. These things can both be true, so you might as well breathe and move on with your life.