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Blue Planet Aquarium
2.9km from National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port
The Blue Planet Aquarium is a marine and freshwater aquarium located by the Cheshire Oaks retail and leisure complex in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, England. When opened by the Queen in July 1998. The interior houses tanks, pools, and submerged tunnels designed to take the visitor through different habitats of the marine environment. The aquarium contains many varieties of marine and freshwater fish, including more types of shark than anywhere else in Britain.
National Trust - Speke Hall, Garden and Estate
5.55km from National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port
Speke Hall, originally built in 1530, has an atmospheric interior that spans many periods. The Great Hall and priest hole date from Tudor times, while the Oak Parlour and smaller rooms, some with William Morris wallpapers, illustrate the Victorian desire for privacy and comfort. One of the iconic attractions in this area and it will be a new experience for you.
6.77km from National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port
Chester Zoo is one of the UK's largest zoos at 51 hectares zoo at Upton-by-Chester, in Cheshire, England. It was opened in 1931 by George Mottershead and his family. It is the most-visited wildlife attraction in Britain with more than 2 million visitors in 2019 and it has an avast collection of wildlife and it will be a new experience visiting this place.
8.11km from National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port
Alyn Waters is the largest country park in the Wrexham area which was situated in the beautiful Alyn Valley and is currently a Green Flag accredited site. There is a variety of woodland, grassland, and riverside walk throughout the Park helping you to explore the whole site. On the Gwersyllt side, the Visitor and Environmental Education Centre have a large indoor space that is an excellent venue for meetings, education, and community groups.
The Otterspool Promenade
8.85km from National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port
Otterspool Promenade is a stunning riverside walk and accompanying area of parkland in South Liverpool. With beautiful views across the River Mersey, the promenade is an ideal place to go for a stroll, walk the dog, cycle or kite flying. The promenade adjoins the former private parkland estates of Cressington Park, Fulwood Park and Grassendale Park. It is notable for the excellent views it gives of shipping in the Mersey and over the river to the Wirral.
9.73km from National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port
Sudley House is a historic house in Aigburth, Liverpool. it is now a museum and art gallery which contains the collection of George Holt, a shipping-line owner, and former resident, in its original setting. The House has a strong relationship with its local community and regularly hosts historic costume exhibitions from the collections of National Museums Liverpool.
RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands
9.86km from National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port
Burton Mere Wetlands straddles the border between England and Wales with a mosaic of freshwater wetland habitats, mixed farmland and woodland. The area is bursting with wildlife, hosting avocets, egrets, harriers, noisy redshanks, swallows and swifts. The reserve is open from 9am until 9pm (or dusk if sooner) and the reception hide is open from 9:30am until 5pm. There is a charge for non-members of the RSPB.
Wirral Country Park
9.94km from National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port
Wirral Country Park was the first designated Country Park in Britain. You can see magnificent views of migratory birds over the River Dee, walk-on Thurstaston Beach or have a barbecue or picnic in the grasslands. It is a place of contrasts. Badgers and Foxes hunt the quieter parts, birds nest in the dense hedges or feed on the berries in winter, and you may see up to 10 kinds of butterflies in summer.
John Lennon's Childhood House
9.95km from National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port
251 Menlove Avenue is the childhood home of the Beatles' John Lennon. The Grade II listed building on Allerton Road was owned by George Smith, the husband of John Lennon's Aunt Mimi.The musician stayed at the home as an infant with his mother, Julia and after his mother's death would frequently visit the house and his family.
The Wirral Way
10.17km from National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port
The Wirral Way is a path on the track of an old railway that goes from West Kirby to Hooton in mid-Wirral offering superb views over the Dee Estuary to Wales. Originally the railway formed a circuit of Wirral and this is the missing link. Birds nest in the dense hedges or feed on the berries in winter, and you may see up to ten kinds of butterflies in summer.
Ness Botanic Gardens
10.19km from National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port
The award-winning superb gardens at Ness are situated on the Wirral Peninsula overlooking the Dee Estuary were founded in 1898 by Arthur Kilpin Bulley, a Liverpool cotton merchant with a passion for gardens and for plant collecting. The gardens have many fine specimen trees and flowers. Magnolias, rhododendron, witch-hazels and camellias are some of the notable plant-hunted species in the garden. Snowdrop walks are conducted during the flowering season.
Port Sunlight Museum
10.26km from National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port
A beautiful and majestic museum was located in the heart of the model village in Wirral. It tells the story of ‘soap king’ William Hesketh Lever, his great vision for the village and the lives of the people who lived and worked in Port Sunlight. It has displays from the vintage soap packaging to Ringo Starr’s first performance with the Beatles in the village in 1962. Through film shows, interactives, models, and an array of intriguing artifacts you can discover the tale of this inspirational vil
10.29km from National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port
Strawberry Field is a Salvation Army property and visitor attraction in the Liverpool suburb of Woolton. It is a space to explore, unwind and dream in the place, which inspired one of the 20th century’s greatest songwriters. The house and grounds had originally been built as a private residence in the Victorian era, before being acquired by the Salvation Army in the 1930s.
Lady Lever Art Gallery
10.38km from National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port
The Lady Lever Art Gallery The gallery was founded by William Hesketh Lever and is dedicated to the memory of his wife Elizabeth and it houses one of the UK’s finest collections of fine and decorative art. One of the iconic attractions in this area and The collection is strong in British 19th-century painting and sculpture, spilling over to include late 18th-century and early 20th works.
10.4km from National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port
Calderstones Park is a majestic public park that is home to ancient megaliths that are said to be older than Stonehenge, this is in fact what the park is named after. It also features a lake, where youngsters can feed the geese and ducks rice balls! There's also Mansion House, which features a café and a child-friendly play area.
Chester City Walls
10.45km from National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port
The city walls are the oldest, longest, and most complete in Britain, parts of which are almost 2000 years old. They were extended and developed in the Saxon period. During the 12th century, the Normans rebuilt and extended the Walls so for the first time since the Romans, the Walls formed a completed circuit around Chester. Throughout the middle ages, Chester was one of the most protected and strategically important cities in the county.
10.69km from National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port
Chester Cathedral is a Church of England cathedral and the mother church of the Diocese of Chester. The cathedral is a Grade I listed building, and part of a heritage site that also includes the former monastic buildings to the north, which are also listed Grade I. All the major styles of English medieval architecture, from Norman to Perpendicular, are represented in the present building.
Sefton Park Palm House
10.77km from National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port
The Sefton Park Palm House is a Grade ll* listed building, the jewel of Sefton Park, and an iconic Victorian Glasshouse. you’ll be surrounded by over 20 different varieties of Palms, 32 Orchid Plants, and one of the oldest horticultural collections in Britain. The plants inside are from 5 different continents. The glasshouse is also popular with lovebirds, with over 60 weddings taking place each year.
10.8km from National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port
The Eastgate Clock is a turret clock built above the Eastgate of the ancient walls of Chester. It is the most iconic landmark and the second most photographed clock in the world after Big Ben. The clock was built in 1899 to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee of 1897. The whole structure, gateway, and clock, was designated as a Grade I listed building on 28 July 1955.
Chester Roman Amphitheatre
10.97km from National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port
One of the largest amphitheatre in Britain which was used for entertainment and military training. It lay just outside the south-east corner of the Roman legionary fortress and was probably used both for entertainments and for practising troop manoeuvres and weapon training. The two buildings differed from each other and from all other British amphitheatres, underlining the importance of Roman Chester. This site is now in the care of English Heritage.
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National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port
S Pier Rd, Ellesmere Port CH65 4FW, UK
The National Waterways Museum tells stories of how waterways transform Britain. Through the care and use of our collections, these stories enrich the lives of our present and future audiences, creating inspirational, informative, and entertaining experiences. The collection consists of over 12,000 objects – including sixty-eight historic boats and a significant archive of historical records and images which alone occupies 0.9km of space.