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Newsham Park, Liverpool

Categories: Nature & Parks
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3.9/5 based on 50+ reviews on the web
Newsham Park in Liverpool, England is a Victorian park that was opened in 1868. To the east of it is the Canada Dock branch railway line, and to the north is West Derby Road.Facilities and attractions The Grade 2 listed Newsham House, where Queen Victoria once stayed. Now used as Judges' lodgings. The Grade 2 listed Seamen’s Orphan Institution. Fishing lakes with roach, carp and tench (registration permit required). Children's play area Lakeview Kiosk (open 9am-5pm)HistoryThe park is part of a set of Victorian public parks within Liverpool, including Stanley Park, Walton Hall Park, Princes Park and the largest of the group, Sefton Park.It is built on land purchased by the Liverpool Corporation from the Molyneux Estate. The development of the park was funded by the sale of plots for the construction of housing. Consequently the park is fringed by Victorian housing, some of which is currently empty and derelict. The area has been awarded Conservation Area status, a legal protection against development to protect and preserve the Victorian architecture.Newsham Park is the first individual work of the landscape architect Edward Kemp, an understudy of Joseph Paxton who was responsible for the grounds at Chatsworth House and the design of Birkenhead Park, a city park that became a working model for the creation of Manhattan's Central Park. As a result of this historic connection, as well as the park's intrinsic natural beauty, it has been awarded Grade II* listed status.
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  • A lovely quiet victorian style park, surrounded by large houses. A lovely place to walk and relax. You hardly ever see anybody - just a few dog walkers. Pleasant and quiet - no real photo opportunitie...  read more »
  • Great big open space with plenty of greenery and lakes and fountains for a nice chilled day out and if you also get the chance to do a paranormal night at newsham park I'd recommend it as you get to s...  read more »
  • Had a lovely afternoon walk park is clean and no dog mess VERY impressed a few swings need a bit of attention but beautifully well maintained park 
  • One of the best parks in liverpool, and now has. Skateboard Park to
  • Great on a nice day. Be careful of the big dogs whose owners aren't necessarily the most careful!
  • It's the best park ever
  • I love this park
  • Facilities are minimal and but kept to a fair standard. Nice atmosphere during the day.
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