Merseyside Historic and Architectural Properties and Gardens

Castles, Abbeys, Churches, Houses, Estates and Gardens, Industrial Heritage attractions and museums (English Heritage / National Trust / others) many with brief details of disabled access.
Along with the attractions listed on this page you may also find places of interest on the Merseyside Attractions and Nature pages. We suggest that you also visit the pages for the neighbouring counties to see what else there is in the area.

We support ‘Accessible Countryside for Everyone’ in providing a brief guide as to the access / facilities for the sites listed


Croxteth Hall and Country Park - Liverpool - with working Home Farm, a Victorian Walled Garden and a 500 acre nature reserve, gift shop, cafe. The Garden also displays Liverpool’s historic Botanical Collection in its greenhouses. - Fully accessible Changing Places toilet, changing-places-icon "Hall entrance is ramped and there is a lift which gives access to the upstairs display rooms. Home Farm has level access but a cobbled farmyard, and the Victorian Walled Garden has slightly ramped access onto fine gravel paths. The Country Park has miles of estate roads and tracks with tarmac or stone surfacing"


Liverpool Cathedral - Britain’s largest cathedral, with world’s tallest tower, highest and widest gothic arches and highest and heaviest peal of bells, get a 360˚ view from the rooftop 500ft up, collection of Victorian and Edwardian ecclesiastical embroidery - Accessible lift from car park to main floor, wheelchairs available for loan, Induction loops in the Conference Rooms, Lady Chapel, Main Space and Presentation Theatre, accessible toilet near the shop, baby changing facilities available, BSL tour available for those with a hearing impairment using portable DVD players


Mersey Tunnel Tours - Queensway (Birkenhead) Tunnel Tour takes you on a unique behind the scenes look at one of the famous Mersey Tunnels. As well as learning about the construction of the tunnel, visiting the control room and walking under the road surface, you will be able to find out why the tunnels are so unique that they have featured in several Hollywood movies! - "The tour is unsuitable for people with mobility difficulties as there are a over 400 steps on the tour"


Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King - Liverpool - the largest Catholic cathedral in England opened in 1967 with its modern, circular design, modern works of art and multi-coloured windows, the original Lutyens Crypt offer a sharp contrast in architectural styles
Visitor Centre, Cafe, Shop, Guides Available - Disabled Access, lift situated in the lower porch provide access to the Cathedral from the underground car park to Cathedral level, the Crypt is also accessible via a lift, cccessible toilets, a loop system is fitted in the Cathedral and in the Crypt Chapel


Ness Botanic Gardens (University of Liverpool) - one of the most exciting plant collections in the country, one the largest collections of Heathers, over 600 species of flora and fauna, trails, visitor centre, cafe, shop and garden store - Access to the gardens for disabled and pushchair users is shown on our visitor map avaible from the admission desk but due to the topography of the site there will always be some areas which will remain inaccessible to wheelchairs. Wheelchairs and electric scooters are available to pre-book, accessible toilet facilities in the visitor centre and in the gardens


Sefton Park Palm House - Victorian glasshouse hosting extensive tropical plant collection including key specimens from the Liverpool International Botanical Collection - accessible entrance with a ramp, all around the Palm House is flat for easy access and there is a lift for anyone who needs to gain access to the disabled toilet, hearing loop, there is one audio post which can be used for free


Speke Hall and Gardens (National Trust) - a rare Tudor timber-framed manor house, originally built in 1530, has an interior that spans many periods, with the Great Hall and priest hole date from Tudor times, Jacobean plasterwork and intricately carved furniture, Victorian kitchen, rose garden, summer border and stream garden, restaurant, shop, children's play area - Adapted toilets at Home Farm and Dairy Courtyard, Hall's ground floor is accessible, wheelchairs and mobility scooter available for loan, baby-changing and feeding facilities, Map of accessible route through grounds


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