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Calderstones Park, Liverpool

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Calderstones Park is a public park in Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom. The 126acre park is mainly a family park. Within it there are a variety of different attractions including a playground, a botanical garden and places of historical interest. There is a lake in the park with geese and ducks, and the mansion house, which features a café and a children's play area.HistoryOriginally part of the 1583acre expanse of the Manor of Allerton, around 1726 the area now known as Calderstones Park was sold by its owners to settle family debts. Eventually, the Liverpool merchant Thomas Martin became owner. He added to the estate before selling the area to Joseph Need Walker, a lead shot manufacturer with business interests in Liverpool. Walker acquired the estate in 1825 when the principal building was known as "The Old House". By 1828 this old farmhouse had been swept aside to make way for the mansion, Calderstones House.In 1875 the estate was sold to Charles MacIver for £52,000. A Liverpool shipping magnate, he had joined Samuel Cunard in establishing the British and North American Royal Steam Packet Company — later and better known as Cunard Line. Charles MacIver retired in 1874 and his younger sons, Henry and Charles, took the reins.
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  • A well cared for easy garden. The calderstones are under glass and about the size of a man. They must weigh many tuns each. They fell from space as metal and stone and up to even today no one has been...  more »
  • Stunning place to visit, lovely walks, scenery, children's play area, gardens. a whole day of entertainment  more »
  • Calderstones is a really beautiful park, especially at the moment, it's a riot of colour! Lovely for walking, nice cafe, big lake, play area for the kids, it has it all!  more »
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  • Brilliant park. Good, friendly community of dog walkers ( 8am to 10am) very safe for dogs. Turns into a child friendly park from approx 11am onwards. Again, a well supervised and safe park
  • Lovely park in Liverpool. You can easily spend a full day here. It also has a new cafe and ice cream parlour.
  • Lovely park. There is an ice cream parlour and a cafe in the park. A children's play area and lots of great scenery. It's perfect for walking around and enjoying the surroundings, and it's dog friendly.
  • A large park on the outskirts of Liverpool. As well as the large areas of parkland there are formal gardens with roses, one in the old English style as well as a Japanese and a sensory gardens. There is a small but excellent cafe plus an ice cream barn.
  • Hidden gem of a park, beautiful gardens with great slides and swings for young kids up to teens. Small cafe close to the playground, toilets and ample parking.