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Explore the majestic Knowsley Hall, a Grade I stately home in Merseyside, England. Nestled within a 2,500-acre private estate, this historic venue has entertained royalty since 1495. Owned by the Stanley family for over 600 years, it now welcomes visitors to experience its stunning art, exquisite interiors, antique furnishings, and beautiful gardens inspired by Capability Brown. Discover the timeless charm of a home where history meets luxury.

Liverpool, England

Wolterton Hall

Authentic Stately Home

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Originally Built In

Associated Family Names

Number of Rooms

Type of Architecture
Georgian, Jacobean, Baroque and Victorian

Famous Guests
Throughout the centuries, Knowsley Hall has been welcoming royalty and heads of State including King Henry VII, King George IV, King Edward VII, King George V and Queen Elizabeth II.

Liverpool, England

Perfect for
Couples, Weddings, Family Gatherings, Corporates

Property type
Exclusive Use


About Knowsley Hall

Knowsley Hall is a Grade I stately home situated in the North West of England in Merseyside, and is set within 2,500 acres of private walled estate. Royalty and distinguished visitors have been welcomed and entertained at Knowsley Hall since it opened its doors in 1495. The Stanley family has owned the majestic stately home for over 600 years, and now it is home to the 19th Earl and Countess of Derby. With impressive works of art, exquisite interiors, cherished antique furniture, and the most delightful Capability Brown inspired gardens, the Hall retains its remarkable historical charm to this day.

Our House

At Knowsley Hall, guests can immerse themselves in the stately home experience, accommodating up to 36 guests in award-winning guest accommodation. Whether for a private stay, corporate event, or luxury wedding, access to the entire Hall and gardens ensures an unforgettable experience.

Arriving through the grand main gates, guests are captivated by the size and beauty of the Knowsley estate. Complete exclusivity of the stately home, filled with original paintings and cherished antiques, offers breathtaking rooms and terrace views across manicured gardens and lakes, creating truly memorable settings for any special occasion.

Set within 2,500 acres of private walled estate, the Knowsley Estate boasts expansive grounds to discover, featuring a variety of activities including an up-close Safari experience, clay pigeon shooting or bicycle tour around the estate. Relax with Yoga or Pilates in the Stucco Ballroom, and visit the award-winning Chill Out Spa located on the Knowsley Estate for ultimate tranquility.

For six centuries, the Derby family has been celebrated for their hospitality. From grand state banquets in the State Dining Room to hearty barbecues in an original Canadian log cabin, or secret afternoon teas in an 18th Century Octagon Temple designed by William Kent, Knowsley Hall will provide dining options tailored to your taste.

Exclusive Use


From the moment you enter through the impressive gates into the private walled estate and proceed along the sweeping driveway, the sheer grandeur and beauty of the Knowsley Estate will completely captivate you. The extraordinary venue, featuring 17 exquisite bedrooms and enchanting gardens, transforms into your exclusive sanctuary on your wedding day, ensuring the utmost privacy and a truly magical atmosphere.

Corporate Events

Set in 2,500 acres of a private gated walled estate, Knowsley Hall is a unique and memorable venue to host your corporate event. From entertaining distinguished guests and clients, to providing an inspirational backdrop for a conference, product launch or gala dinner, Knowsley Hall will deliver first class service to ensure a truly unique experience.

Events & Meetings

Throughout your exclusive stay, you will have access to a selection of beautifully appointed rooms to relax and unwind in. During the day you can choose to relax in the comfort of the Green Drawing Room or the Morning Room which has views of the manicured gardens. Options for dining include the Stucco Ballroom and the magnificent State Dining Room. After a busy day, retire to the exquisite Walnut Drawing Room for drinks and relax in sumptuous seating with views of the lake and gardens.

Our Lodges


With over 2000 acres of lush glens, lochs, wilderness and beaches, guests can enjoy a wide array of activities right on the estate. From a raucous game of woodland laser tag to foraging and fishing, the possibilities of what you can do are almost endless. We’ll take care of all the minute details, coordination and planning for you — you just need to show up for the fun. And, if you want to head off the property for a day, the Portpatrick Dunskey Golf Club, pubs, and village are just a short walk from Dunskey. All activities must be booked at least 30 days prior to arrival.

Our history

"The Stanley Legacy"'

Knowsley Hall has been in the ownership of the Stanley family since 1385. Thomas Stanley was created the 1st Earl of Derby (1435-1504) in 1485 after the Battle of Bosworth when Richard III lost the crown of England to Henry Tudor. The Earldom is a local title, coming from the Hundred of West Derby, an important administrative area until the 17th century which included Knowsley and the small port of Liverpool. Since then the history of the Stanley family has been closely intertwined with the history of the country as a whole. It was Lord Stanley who recovered the crown of the slain Richard III and placed it on his stepson Henry Tudor’s head.



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Knowsley Hall
Prescot, Merseyside
L34 4AG, United Kingdom