The charming, quintessentially English village of Knowsley in Merseyside offers tourists the chance to experience rural living within reach of one of the UK’s most illustrious cities, Liverpool. Hotwire customers after a relaxing retreat in the Liverpool area may take advantage of exclusive discounts on a stay in this exemplary 4* Hot Rate hotel, which boasts spacious, contemporary double en-suite rooms with free Wi-Fi internet and the latest amenities. Guests are free to enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast in the hotel’s stylish restaurant, take a refreshing dip in the indoor pool, or work out in the deluxe fitness centre. Professionals in the Merseyside area for work can also make use of the hotel’s extensive business centre, which comprises of numerous fully-equipped board rooms and conference venues.
Mentioned in the Domesday book of 1086, the village of Knowsley boasts famous links to historical figures such as King Henry VII, William Shakespeare and Edward Lear. This esteemed history is reflected in the quaint, period architecture found its historic high street, which includes two traditional pubs, chocolate-box churches and Grade II listed manor houses. Just a short drive from hotel is the majestic Knowsley Hall, an imposing stately home previously owned by prominent members of the British aristocracy. The mansion’s impressive grounds span 2,500 acres of lush, green parkland, decorative walled gardens and tranquil lakes; perfect to relax in and admire during the sunnier summer months.
Families are sure to enjoy the acclaimed Knowsley Safari Park which lies just a stone’s throw to the east of Knowsley Hall. Visitors are invited to drive round the park for exhilarating close-ups with baboons, lions, tigers and elephants, amongst other animals native to the African savannah. The park also features a mini railway, fairground, paintballing and aerial extreme ropewalks.
Hotel guests are in easy reach of the nearby Prescot and Kirkby rail stations, as well as the A580 main road, which all offer direct access to Liverpool’s effervescent city centre and the city’s main Liverpool John Lennon airport. Sightseers are advised to first head to the Albert Dock area which sits picturesquely on the Mersey waterfront. Characterised by its Grade I listed, redbrick warehouses, the Albert Dock is the most-visited landmark in the city and has become synonymous with Liverpool’s famed maritime history. Notable attractions located in the area include the Merseyside Maritime Museum, the Beatles Story and the Tate Liverpool art gallery.