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Newsham Park, Liverpool

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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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TripAdvisor
  • Took advantage of a mild sunny afternoon to enjoy a walk through the autumn leaves. The colours were stunning , it was so relaxing and nice to see children enjoying the swings and skateboarders enjoyi...  more »
  • I used to live in newsham park quite decent park with boating lake great for fishing and the fair visits, bonfire night is good too radio city and the council normally do a display  more »
  • 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...  more »
Google
  • Really nice and picturesque park easily accessible
  • Newsham park has got to be the best park in Liverpool! People should appreciate the park and respect it the parks don't look after themselves! Thanks glendale keeping it looking nice for us.
  • Tidy-ish park, been couple of days of bad litter. otherwise all good. Normally just going though on my bike, nice way to ride.
  • Lovely park plenty for children love having a walk and seeing squirells
  • A lot of green space,perfect for jogging and cycling