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Port Sunlight is an important tourist destination in the North West with 900 Grade II Listed buildings and declared a conservation area in 1978 and one of Cheshire's Gardens of Distinction.
It is the finest surviving example of early urban planning the UK. The late 19th century village was built by William Hesketh Lever to house his soap factory workers at Lever Brothers, which eventually turned into the global giant Unilever. Lever was a philanthropist with a passion for art and architecture and Port Sunlight is an enduring testament to the achievements of this remarkable man. The sheer scale of his philanthropy was unprecedented and the whole of Port Sunlight is now a conservation area and a major visitor attraction.
The village is set in 130 acres of what can only be described as beautifully-maintained parkland with a mature treescape. Lever employed over 30 different architects in the building of the village and the result is an intoxicating mix of architectural styles enhanced by the parkland setting, giving tranquil scenes of great beauty.
Add to this some excellent public sculpture, one of the finest and largest war memorials in the UK and you have a truly amazing visit to look forward to.
There is ample parking provisions within the village. It is a place to explore and although everywhere is easily accessible by car, a walk through the village cannot be matched. There would be plenty to do and see along the way. The village facilities include two museums, a hotel with fine dining available to non residents, high quality self catering accommodation, a garden centre, a village pub and tearooms. You can even book a guided walking tour of the village, in season, through Port Sunlight Museum. At key times of the year there are family activities, festivals and other special events.
To enjoy the best of Port Sunlight, we suggest you start your visit by calling at Port Sunlight Museum where you can pick up a village trail, discover some of the fascinating history of this special part of the our national heritage and obtain more information on the other facilities that this village can offer.
Leave M53, jct 4 and follow B5136 to Bebington. Follow the white on brown signs for 'Port Sunlight Village', on entering the village follow signs for museum.
Served by two stations, Bebington and Port Sunlight. Both are on the Wirral lines from Chester and Liverpool. Trains run approximately every 20 minutes. Bebington station is only a short walk from the villages.
Take bus 464, alight at Bebington Road; or bus 38 to Bebington station bus stop.
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|Open All Year|
|All year, 2014 (01/02/2014 - 24/12/2014)|
* Closed 25,26 Dec and 1 Jan.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Concession||£3.00 per ticket|
|Adult||£3.75 per ticket|
|(5 - 16 years)||£2.00 per ticket|
|Group 10+||£2.50 per ticket|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.