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Knowsley Hall

Set within a 2,500 acre private walled estate, an aristocratic mansion which has welcomed royalty and distinguished visitors since it opened its doors in 1495.

Prescot, Merseyside, L34 4AJ

knowsley hall gardens exterior

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History

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The stunning gardens and parkland were essentially created by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown around 1775-6, during which time he actually flooded the 62 acre lake to feed the water gardens around the Hall. The gardens were extended in the 19th- century and the parkland was enclosed by a 9.5 mile stone wall featuring many follies along its length, including a rather wonderful Octagon designed by none other than Robert Adam. There is also a boat house designed by William Burn and a log cabin presented by the people of Canada.

Accessibility
  • Access statement available
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Accessible parking
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.