|#1 of 30 Things To Do in Prescot|
Knowsley Safari Park
~1.06 miles from Prescot city center
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Knowsley Safari Park is a tourist attraction in the borough of Knowsley on the outskirts of Liverpool, England. The park was also home to a former RAF airfield which closed at the end of World War II.Situated on the famous estate of Lord Derby, the vast reserve is home to many different animals including elephants, giraffes, lions, bongos, tigers and baboons. The Derby Estate have a tradition of keeping animals, ever since the famous artist and nonsense-poet Edward Lear was employed there in the 19th century to paint pictures of the Earl's collection. Smaller animals, including domestic pets, are also kept on site as part of the attractions for visitors. The 'Bug House' provides a collection of insects.
|#2 of 30 Things To Do in Prescot|
~1.94 miles from Prescot city center
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Knowsley Hall is a stately home near Liverpool within the Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley, in Merseyside, England (grid reference SJ444938). It is a Grade II* listed building and is the ancestral home of the Stanley family, the Earls of Derby. The hall is surrounded by 2,500 acres (10 km2) of parkland, which contains the Knowsley Safari Park. The hall is no longer the home of the Stanley family but has been restored and converted for functions such as corporate events, conferences and weddings.
|#3 of 30 Things To Do in Prescot|
~3.02 miles from Prescot city center
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Sherdley Park in the district of Sutton is the largest park in St Helens, Merseyside. Its 200 acres (0.81 km2) include an 18 hole golf course, a formal garden, open woodland, a lake, pets' corner and summer events. It is well known in the local area for hosting the Sherdley Show, a large annual three day event attended by up to 500,000 people.Originally owned by the family of 19th century coal and copper baron, Colonel Michael Hughes, it was purchased by the local authority after the second world war as a place of relaxation for the citizens of Sutton.
|#4 of 30 Things To Do in Prescot|
St. Helens' World of Glass
~3.25 miles from Prescot city center
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The World of Glass provides a journey of discovery into one of the most common substances on Earth – Glass.Travel from 500BC to the present day and discover the amazing history of glass and how our lives wouldn’t be the same without it. Watch live glass blowing demonstrations, experience the stunning special effects film show, visit the extensive galleries and explore the underground tunnels beneath the Victorian Cone House – home to the world’s first continuous glass production tank.The canal-side Kaleidoscope Café offers a delicious menu of home-cooked food, Artisan Gift Shop and Level One Art Gallery – a contemporary space where visitors can view and purchase work from local artists.The World of Glass is also a first class conference destination. Its unique surroundings make it an...
|#5 of 30 Things To Do in Prescot|
Croxteth Hall and Country Park
~4.09 miles from Prescot city center
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Croxteth Hall is the former country estate and ancestral home of the Molyneux family, the Earls of Sefton. After the death of the last Earl in 1972 the estate passed to Liverpool City Council, which now manages the remainder of the estate, following the sale of approximately half of the grounds. The remaining grounds, Croxteth Park, were at one time a hunting chase of the Molyneux family and are now open to the public.
|#6 of 30 Things To Do in Prescot|
~5.36 miles from Prescot city center
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Clarkes Gardens is a public park in the Allerton district of south Liverpool, England. It is close to Springwood Cemetery and situated between Woolton Road and Springwood Avenue.Liverpool City Council have in the past used it as a site for their free compost distrivution.
|#7 of 30 Things To Do in Prescot|
Paul McCartney's Childhood Home
~5.50 miles from Prescot city center
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This 1950s terraced house (now owned by the National Trust) is where the Beatles met, rehearsed and wrote many of their earliest songs.20 Forthlin Road, Allerton, LiverpoolMerseysidehttp://www.nationaltrust.org.ukMarch 22-October 29: Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays. Admission by guided tour only. Four tours depart on days open to the public. Booking essential. Tours depart by minibus from city centre in the morning and Speke Hall in the afternoon. Call infoline on 00780 900 0256 to check times and pick-up points.Joint ticket for here and John Lennon’s childhood home: adults £12; children £1
|#8 of 30 Things To Do in Prescot|
~6.02 miles from Prescot city center
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Sudley House, Aigburth, Liverpool, England is an art gallery which contains the collection of George Holt in its original setting. It includes work by Thomas Gainsborough, Joshua Reynolds, Edwin Landseer, John Everett Millais and J. M. W. Turner.Built in the early 1800s for Liverpool Mayor Nicholas Robinson, Sudley became the house of Victorian ship owner and merchant George Holt in 1883. It was all bequeathed to the city in 1944 by Holt's daughter Emma Holt. It is now run by National Museums Liverpool. After a period of two years of work, it was reopened on 26 May 2007 following a £1 million refurbishment including many new attractions.These recent additions to Sudley House are:Introductory display: the Holt family – George and Elizabeth Holt and daughter Emma from 1884 to 1944. Set...
|#9 of 30 Things To Do in Prescot|
City Centre Runcorn
~6.07 miles from Prescot city center
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|#10 of 30 Things To Do in Prescot|
~6.54 miles from Prescot city center
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Sefton Park is a public park in south Liverpool, England. The park is in a district to which it lends its name – see Sefton Park (district) – within the Liverpool City Council Ward of Mossley Hill, and roughly within the historic bounds of the large area of Toxteth Park. Neighbouring districts include modern-day Toxteth and also Aigburth, Mossley Hill, and St. Michael's Hamlet.The park is 640 acres (2.6 km²) in area and has been designated a Grade II* Historic Park by English Heritage making it one of three such parks in the city, along with the nearby Princes Park (in Toxteth, and sometimes similarly lending its name to its immediate environs), and also St James Cemetery.
|#11 of 30 Things To Do in Prescot|
~6.61 miles from Prescot city center
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Speke Hall is a wood-framed, Tudor house in Speke, Liverpool, England. It is one of the finest Tudor-era manor houses survivng. Previous owners were the Norrises, the Beauclerks and the Watts.Construction of the current building began in 1530, though earlier buildings had been on the site, parts of which are incorporated into the current structure. The house belongs to the National Trust and is open to the public. The house was owned by the Norris family for many generations until the female heiress married into the Beauclerk family. The Watt family purchased the house and estate from the Beauclerks in 1795. The last surviving heir of the Watt family was Miss Adelaide Watt, who inhertited the house and returned to it in 1878 at the age of 21 years. She died in 1921, leaving the house a...
|#12 of 30 Things To Do in Prescot|
~6.67 miles from Prescot city center
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A straight route from Albert Dock extends past the once celebrated Festival Gardens - currently awaiting new development - to a stretch of luscious parklands. The sloping hills and promenade provide plenty of space for walking, cycling and picnics. Set next to the waterfront, The Britannia Inn is a family-friendly pub that serves meals all day. Further along the park, The Otters Pool is an alternative choice for a light lunch or evening meal. The park is very popular in warm weather as people flock from miles away for a spot of kite flying, sunbathing and bird watching. Admission is free.
|#13 of 30 Things To Do in Prescot|
Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre
~6.77 miles from Prescot city center
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The Williamson Tunnels consist of a labyrinth of tunnels in the Edge Hill area of Liverpool, England which were built under the direction of the eccentric businessman Joseph Williamson between the early 1800s and 1840. They remained derelict, filled with rubble and refuse, until archaeological investigations were carried out in 1995. Since then excavations have been carried out and part of the labyrinth of tunnels has been opened to the public as a heritage centre.
|#14 of 30 Things To Do in Prescot|
~6.78 miles from Prescot city center
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|#15 of 30 Things To Do in Prescot|
University of Liverpool
~7.00 miles from Prescot city center
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The University of Liverpool is a teaching and research university in the city of Liverpool, England. It is a member of the Russell Group of large research-intensive universities and the N8 Group for research collaboration; and founded in 1881 (as a University College) it is also one of the six original "red brick" civic universities. The university has produced eight Nobel Prize winners and offers more than 230 first degree courses across 103 subjects. It has an annual turnover of £340 million, including £123 million for research.
|#16 of 30 Things To Do in Prescot|
~7.07 miles from Prescot city center
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Goodison Park is a football stadium in Liverpool, England and home ground of Everton F.C. The ground was built in 1892, though it has been greatly developed since, having an all-seated capacity of 40,157.Goodison Park is the world's first purpose-built football stadium and has recorded several firsts in stadium development in England. As well as hosting Everton games, the stadium has been the venue for an FA Cup Final and numerous international fixtures, including several in the 1966 FIFA World Cup. The stadium's future is currently undecided, as the club have been pursuing the construction of a new stadium in the Kirkby area (known as the Everton Kirkby Project) on the outskirts of Liverpool, a plan which was rejected by Communities and Local Government Secretary John Denham in Novemb...
|#17 of 30 Things To Do in Prescot|
Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral
~7.12 miles from Prescot city center
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Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King (usually shortened to Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral) is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Liverpool, Merseyside, England. The cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of Liverpool and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Liverpool. The Metropolitan Cathedral is one of the two cathedrals in the city. The other, the Anglican Cathedral Church of Christ in Liverpool, is situated around 0.5 miles (0.8 km) to the south. The Metropolitan Cathedral is one of Liverpool's many listed buildings, more specifically as Grade II*.The cathedral was designed by English architect Frederick Gibberd who became the cathedral's architect when his design was chosen in a worldwide competition to build design the cathedral. Construction on Gibberd's design starte...
|#18 of 30 Things To Do in Prescot|
Norton Priory Museum
~7.19 miles from Prescot city center
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The museum opened in 1982. It contains descriptions of the history of the site and some of the artifacts discovered during the archaeological excavations. These include a model of the monastery as it might have been, carved coffin lids, some of the mosaic tiles and a skeleton showing signs of Paget's disease of bone. In a separate gallery stands a major item in the museum, the medieval sandstone statue of St Christopher, once painted in bright colours, which has been dated to about 1390. It is 11 feet (3 m) high and is the largest medieval stone figure in Britain.Awards given for projects carried out by the museum include the Best Practice in Tourism Training prize given by the Cheshire Awards for Tourism Skills, the national Sanford Award for excellence in education, and the North West ...
|#19 of 30 Things To Do in Prescot|
~7.21 miles from Prescot city center
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The Everyman Theatre is a theatre on Hope Street in Liverpool, England. It was established in 1964 to perform works of relevance to the inhabitants of Liverpool.The front was rebuilt for the theatre, to disguise Hope Hall, a building that was previously a cinema and had been a chapel before that. From the back the origins of the building can clearly be seen. More of the original cellars can been seen in the Bistro below the theatre.The church was originally built in 1837 and was later closed in 1853, when it was turned into a concert hall. In 1912 the hall was converted into the Hope Hall cinema, which lasted until 1959. It was opened again in 1961, as the Everyman Theatre showing a range of classical films including Walt Disney’s Fantasia and Pollyanna, whilst a programme of stage p...
|#20 of 30 Things To Do in Prescot|
Greek Orthodox Church of St Nicholas
~7.26 miles from Prescot city center
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The Greek Orthodox Church of St Nicholas in Toxteth, Liverpool, situated at the junction of Berkley Street and Princes Road. It was built 1870 in the Neo-Byzantine architecture style. The architects were W. & J. Hay and the church was built by Henry Sumners. It is an enlarged version of St Theodore's church in Constantinople. It is Grade II Listed building.St. Nicholas' was built in the Liverpool neighborhood of Toxteth in a period when Liverpool's magnates were filling Toxteth with opulent mansions. The church stands in a neighborhood of substantial homes and in a cluster of houses of worship designed to advertise the wealth and status of a group of captains of industry that was remarkably ethnically diverse, by the standards of Victorian England. Immediately adjacent to St. Nicholas ...
|#21 of 30 Things To Do in Prescot|
~7.34 miles from Prescot city center
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Unitytheatre is dedicated to enhancing the quality of the performing arts on Merseyside by encouraging creativity, participation, innovation and diversity. Unity achieves this by:Through producing and collaborating regional, national and international, whilst remaining affordable accessible and relevant.Providing a professionally run venue.Working, promoting and collaborating with professional touring companies; local communities; other arts organisations.Initiating and devising performance work.Promoting an innovative programme of work annually.Continually aspiring to standards of excellence.Developing the outreach and educational programme for all.Nurturing talent and developing local talent.The development of an appreciation of the performing arts amongst audienc...
|#22 of 30 Things To Do in Prescot|
~7.42 miles from Prescot city center
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Halton castle is a castle in the former village of Halton which is now part of the town of Runcorn, Cheshire, England. The castle is situated on the top of Halton Hill, a sandstone prominence overlooking the village (grid reference SJ537821). It is a Grade I listed building and a scheduled ancient monument. It was the seat of the Barons of Halton from the 11th century until the 14th century and it then passed to the Duchy of Lancaster. It was besieged twice in the Civil War after which its structure deteriorated. In the 18th century a new courthouse was built on the site of the previous gatehouse. The castle lies in ruins apart from the courthouse which has been converted into a public house.
|#23 of 30 Things To Do in Prescot|
Aintree Race Course
~7.44 miles from Prescot city center
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|#24 of 30 Things To Do in Prescot|
Liverpool Anglican Cathedral
~7.45 miles from Prescot city center
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Liverpool Cathedral is the Church of England cathedral of the Anglican Diocese of Liverpool, built on St James' Mount near the centre of the city of Liverpool, England and is the seat of the Bishop of Liverpool. Its official name is the Cathedral Church of Christ in Liverpool but it is dedicated to Christ and the Blessed Virgin. It is the largest cathedral in the United Kingdom and the fifth largest in the world.The Anglican cathedral is one of two cathedrals in the city. The other, the Roman Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral of Liverpool, is situated approximately half a mile to the north. The cathedrals are linked by Hope Street, which takes its name from William Hope, a local merchant whose house stood on the site now occupied by the Philharmonic Hall, and was named long before either c...
|#25 of 30 Things To Do in Prescot|
Lime Street Railway Station
~7.51 miles from Prescot city center
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Liverpool Lime Street railway station on Lime Street is a mainline and underground railway station serving the city centre of Liverpool, England. The station lies on a branch of the West Coast Main Line from London Euston, and on the Wirral Line of the Merseyrail network.One of the Virgin Train platformsIn the early days of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway (L&MR), the Liverpool terminus was located at Crown Street, in Edge Hill, officially opened in 1830. Construction of a purpose-built station began in October 1833, the land being purchased from Liverpool Corporation for £9000. A tunnel was constructed between Edge Hill and the new station (starting in 1832, prior to station construction), and the station was opened to the public in August of 1836, although construction was not ...
|#26 of 30 Things To Do in Prescot|
Liverpool Empire Theatre
~7.53 miles from Prescot city center
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Liverpool Empire Theatre is located on Lime Street in Liverpool, England. It is the largest theatre in Liverpool, and the largest two-tier theatre in Britain. It is part of the William Brown Street conservation area.It was designed by W. and T. R. Milburn and opened on 9 March 1925 and was built by Moss Empires on the site of the Royal Alexandra Theatre and Opera House, the former New Prince of Wales Theatre and Opera House.In April 1979 Merseyside County Council bought the theatre from Moss Empires, who spent £680,000 on works in the next two years. It is managed by Clear Channel Entertainment (now Live Nation) and in recent years has undergone a £10.5 million regeneration.In 2007, the theatre hosted the annual Royal Variety Performance, with Paul Potts, the winning contestant of Br...
|#27 of 30 Things To Do in Prescot|
World Museum Liverpool
~7.62 miles from Prescot city center
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World Museum Liverpool is a large museum in Liverpool, England which has extensive collections covering archaeology, ethnology and the natural and physical sciences. Special attractions include the Natural History Centre and a free Planetarium. Entry to the museum itself is also free. The museum is part of National Museums Liverpool.The museum has recently undergone extensive refurbishment in order to double the size of the display spaces, making even more of the collections accessible for visitors. Major new galleries include World Cultures, the Bug House and the Weston Discovery Centre. A central entrance hall and six-storey atrium opened in 2005. On reopening after this refurbishment and extension the museum's name changed from its previous title of 'Liverpool Museum', which it has he...
|#28 of 30 Things To Do in Prescot|
Walker Art Gallery
~7.62 miles from Prescot city center
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The Walker Art Gallery houses a collection including Italian and Netherlandish paintings from 1300–1550, European art from 1550–1900, including works by Rembrandt, Poussin and Degas, 18th and 19th century British art, including a major collection of Victorian painting and many Pre-Raphaelite works, a wide collection of prints, drawings and watercolours, 20th century works by artists such as Lucian Freud, David Hockney and Gilbert and George and a major sculpture collection.The first John Moores Contemporary Painting Prize exhibition was held in 1957. Sponsored by Sir John Moores, founder of Littlewoods, the competition has been held every two years ever since and is the biggest painting prize in the UK.There is a regular programme of temporary exhibitions which in 2009-10 has include...
|#29 of 30 Things To Do in Prescot|
St. George's Hall
~7.62 miles from Prescot city center
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St George's Hall is on Lime Street in the centre of the English city of Liverpool, opposite Lime Street railway station (grid reference SJ349907). It is a building in neoclassical style which contains concert halls and law courts, and is a Grade I listed building. On the east side of the hall, between it and the railway station is St George's Plateau and on the west side are St John's Gardens. The hall is included in the William Brown Street conservation area. In 1969 Pevsner expressed his opinion that it is one of the finest neo-Grecian buildings in the world although the building is notable for its use of Roman sources as well as Greek ones. In 2004 the hall and its surrounding area were recognised as part of Liverpool's World Heritage Site.
|#30 of 30 Things To Do in Prescot|
Liverpool Central Library
~7.62 miles from Prescot city center
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Liverpool Central Library is the largest of the 24 libraries in Liverpool, England. The Liverpool Central Library can be found in the centre of Liverpool.The library is located in several adjoining historic buildings on the city's historic William Brown Street. The library's first building was the William Brown Library and Museum building which was completed in 1860 and which it has always shared with the city's museum, now known as World Museum Liverpool. The library was then extended further to the right with the addition in 1879 of the Picton Reading Room and to the rear with the Hornby Library in 1906. All three of these buildings are Grade II* listed buildings and are built in a classical style similar to other buildings on the street.In May 2008 it was announced that some of ...