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
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.