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Sefton Park
Vacation Travel Guide

Jog around the lake, picnic on a hilltop or watch local sporting teams tough it out at the largest park in Liverpool.

Just south of Liverpool’s city center lays this sprawling historic park. With over 235 acres (95 hectares) of sculptured landscape, it is one of the largest green areas in the Liverpool area, and an excellent escape from the city. While the park’s history has its roots in the 15th century, when it was a part of the enormous deer park, it wasn’t until 1872 that the park was designed how it is seen today. The series of circular paths that run around the central lake were the creation of a French landscape architect who won a competition to redesign the parkland. Visit the park to picnic by the lake, stroll through the historic palm house or catch an open-air performance.

Bring a picnic rug, your camera and some sturdy shoes, as there’s plenty to see and explore at Sefton Park. A series of paths traverse the park, and there are plenty of hidden walkways to discover. As you walk around the park you’ll see how important it is to the people of Liverpool. Joggers frequent the park, and many sporting clubs call it home. Watch a game of Sunday cricket, or a match of amateur soccer in the evenings.

The park’s centerpiece is the 7-acre (3-hectare) lake. Once a popular boating lake, today it operates a peaceful home for the local waterbirds. Feed the ducks or just bring a picnic and sit atop the hill that overlooks the lake for a stunning view. Alternatively, dine at one of the two cafés within the park.

Visit the historic 19th-century palm house to see the incredible collections of plants within it. On each of the structure’s eight corners is a statue of a notable historical figure including Christopher Columbus, Charles Darwin and Captain James Cook.

Reach the park by train via St Michael’s station. From here a 15-minute walk will have you at the Sefton Park lake. Those arriving by car will find ample parking in the streets surrounding the park. The park is open daily and free of charge.

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Host so well at Lark Lane
2.5 out of 5
1 Hadassah Grove, Liverpool, England
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Located in Sefton Park, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Lark Lane and Sefton Park. University of Liverpool and Liverpool Empire Theatre are also ...

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Located in Sefton Park, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Lark Lane and Sefton Park. University of Liverpool and Liverpool Empire Theatre are also ...

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19 Ivanhoe Road, Liverpool, England
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Located in Sefton Park, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Lark Lane and Sefton Park. University of Liverpool and Liverpool ONE are also within ...

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"Great area of Liverpool to stay. Big rooms and loads of space. Really felt very much like home as opposed to staying away. I would certainly go back if the need arose. Good eating places just round the corner and love Sefton Park for an early morning stroll."…"

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Host so well at Lark Lane
Host so well at Lark Lane
2.5 out of 5
1 Hadassah Grove, Liverpool, England
The price is ¥20,287 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26
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