Top things to do in Liverpool: Speke Hall and Sudley
Speke Hall (left)
Speke Hall is a rare Tudor timber-framed manor house in a most unusual setting on the banks of the River Mersey. Restored and brought back to life in the 19th century, it is a unique and beautiful mixture of Tudor simplicity and Victorian Arts and Crafts' aesthetics. Built by the devout Catholic Norris family - keen to impress visitors with the grandeur of their home and in particular the magnificent Great Hall - this beautiful building has witnessed more than 400 years of turbulent history. From the Tudor period when a secret priest hole was an essential feature, to years of neglect and decay in the 18th and 19th centuries (including a spell when it was used as a cow shed) and then being dragged into the Victorian era of improvement and technology, the Hall has seen it all.
In the 21st century, Speke Hall and its surrounding estate now provide a real oasis from the hurly burly of modern life. As you come through the gates, relax, take a breath and enjoy all that this wonderful place has to offer. The Hall is surrounded by beautiful restored gardens and protected by a collar of woodland.
Sudley House (right)
Rich with collections of clothing, paintings and family facilities to give you a taste of what life was like in Victorian times! The museum is home to a welcoming tea room, picnic area and galleries full of antiques to make your visit fun and interesting for all ages! With facilities for children, including a room filled with toys, to give children a chance to experience toys from the Victorian era!
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Speke Hall and Sudley House are a few miles outside the city centre, so contact us to take you there and back.