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Speke Hall

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A rare Tudor manor house, in a most unusual setting, surrounded by fragrant gardens protected by a collar of woodland. Constructed by a devout Catholic family, keen to impress visitors with their home's grandeur, in particular the Great Hall, this beautiful building 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. A perfect oasis from modern life.

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Situated in a region noted for its timber-framed buildings, Speke Hall is considered one of the most outstanding examples of its kind. Its present form dates from the period 1490-1612, but there was an earlier house on or near the site of the present building.

Join a 'Visiting the Victorians' costumed guided tour. Enjoy a walk in the woods, discovering bugs and blooms. Take a walk on the bund overlooking the Mersey estuary.

The atmospheric interior of this rambling house spans many periods. Originally built in 1530, its Great Hall and priest hole date from Tudor times, while the Oak Parlour and smaller rooms, some with William Morris wallpapers, show the Victorian desire for privacy and comfort.

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'.


Opening times
House
27 Feb - 14 Mar 10 11 - 4:30 open Saturdays and Sundays
17 Mar - 31 Oct 10 11 - 5 open Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun
6 Nov - 12 Dec 10 11 - 4:30 open Saturdays and Sundays
Grounds
2 Jan - 30 Dec 10 11 - 4:30  open Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun.
Home Farm -- ticket office, restaurant and shop
27 Feb - 14 Mar 10 11 - 4:30 open Saturdays and Sundays
17 Mar - 11 Jul 10 11 - 5 open Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun.
13 Jul - 12 Sep 10 11 - 5 open Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun
15 Sep - 31 Oct 10 11 - 5 open Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun.
6 Nov - 12 Dec 10 11 - 4:30 open Saturdays and Sundays.

Getting there
It is locatated on the north bank of Mersey, 1 mile off A561 by west Liverpool Airport. Follow airport signs from M62 exit 6, A5300; M56 exit 12.

Admission:
Gift Aid Admission (Standard Admission prices in brackets)

House, garden and grounds: adult £8.40 (£7.63), child £4.20 (£3.81), family £21 (£19.07).
Gardens only: adult £5 (£4.54), child £2.60 (£2.36), family £12.60 (£11.44).

Reduced rates when arriving by cycle, on foot or public transport

Contact Details:

Address:
Speke Hall
Garden and Estate
The Walk
Liverpool
L24 1XD
Telephone: 0844 800 4799