Princes Park

Aigburth
Liverpool
Merseyside
L8 2TA

Tel: 0151 233 2008

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About

Princes Park was designed by Joseph Paxton and James Pennethorne and opened in 1842. The plan was drawn by John Robertson and Edward Milner supervised the work. The original gates can still be seen.

With its serpentine lake and a circular carriage drive, the park set a style which was to be widely emulated in Victorian urban development, most notably by Paxton himself on a larger scale at Birkenhead Park. Princes Park also influenced its near neighbour, Sefton Park.

An obelisk and former drinking fountain in the park bears the inscription:

To the memory of Richard Vaughan Yates
The enlightened & philanthropic founder of Princes Park
Erected by public subscription 1858

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Road access to Merseyside is excellent with the motorway network making access to central areas quick and easy. From the M6 follow the M56 or M62 to Liverpool.

Public Transport Directions

Regular services to and from Liverpool make it one of the most accessible cities on the UK rail network. Virgin trains operate a London-Liverpool service, with a journey time of just over 2 hours.

National Express operate regular services from all major towns and cities in Britain to Norton Street Coach Station, Liverpool.

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    Recent Reviews:

    • JoeBarn
      Manchester, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Couples
      Clean, nice and leafy park
      4 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 16th February 2017
      Nice for a walk or picnic, definitely underrated and often overlooked due to being next door to Sefton Park. Read full review
    • ged02015
      Widnes, United Kingdom
      beautiful park so clean and peacful
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 3rd January 2018
      Loved taking the puppy for a walk around the park, lovely place extremley clean. open fields and a park for the kids too. Read full review
    • Bluerobin59
      Warrington, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Couples
      Visit of the Giants Liverpool dream
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 5th October 2018
      We walked to the park through the wide avenues approaching with trees lining the centre . The gates have golden discs and invites you in . Near the entrance is a plaque which gives the history of the... Read full review

    Opening Times

    Open (1 January 2019 - 31 December 2019)

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