Location, location, location: Prescot
The charming Merseyside town of Prescot is just a stone’s throw away – 8 miles to be precise – from the exciting cultural hub of Liverpool. With fabulous country-wide railway links thanks to its own station, and the Merseyrail line in the neighbouring town of Eccleston, Prescot is perfect for those craving all the benefits of semi-rural living without losing access to the hustle and bustle of a city!
Below, we’ll go over some things you might not know about Prescot, and our top reasons as to why you might want to consider our new Sonnet Gate development for your new home.
Standout Features Of Prescot’s History
One thing’s for certain: Prescot is a town with a fascinating history. Not only that, but it has also seen some famous faces pass through it over the years. Did you know, it was the centre of the watch and clock making industry throughout the 18th and 19th centuries? Once, it was said that Prescot produced the best in the world!
The town was formerly the home to the Prescot Playhouse from the mid-1590s to 1609, a purpose-built Shakespearean theatre. This was established thanks to the support that the Bard received from the Earls of Derby, who wanted to see a playhouse in the north. Amazingly, the venue is now making a (much more renovated) return! The new Shakespeare North Playhouse will be coming to the town in 2022. How exciting!
Fast forward a few years, Prescot has also been home to many beloved figures over the years – from 007 himself, Daniel Craig, who spent some of his childhood in the town, to veteran British comedy actor Sam Kelly, star of Porridge and The Two Ronnies amongst many others. Shakespearean actor John Philip Kemble and poet Edward Lear (think The Owl & The Pussycat!) are also former dwellers of the town.
Our Top Things To Do In Prescot
Are you an animal lover? A mere 5 minute drive from Prescot is Knowsley Safari Park – the UK’s longest safari! With 550 acres inhabited by wild animals from all over the world, there’s no question that this is a place worth visiting, particularly if you have children. With tigers, rhinos, giraffes and even sea lions, there’s plenty to do and see at this wonderful attraction.
Set within 2,500 acres of private walled estate, the stately home of Knowsley Hall has welcomed royalty and distinguished visitors since it originally opened its doors in 1495. Owned by the Earl of Derby, the venue is steeped in history and now offers out tours of its beautiful grounds. The estate welcomes thousands of people each year, and is even available for weddings!
Built on one of Britain’s most modern coal mines, the Dream stands at 20m high and is a piece of modern artwork that attracts art lovers and visitors from far and wide. The sculpture is of a giant head and was featured in the five-part Channel 4 documentary, ‘The Big Art Project.’ You’ll find it just a 15 minute drive away from Prescot.
Finally, to learn fully about the quaint town of Prescot, is there better idea than to head to its very own museum? Learn about all of the town’s fascinating links with Shakespeare, its rich manufacturing history, as well as a number of modern delights, all under one roof! Plus, admission is totally free.
Living in Prescot with Miller Homes
If you’re interested in living in the pretty town Prescot, then you’ll be pleased to hear that Miller Homes is bringing new homes to the area at Sonnet Gate. The development will include a variety of 3 and 4 bedroom homes which all include open-plan layouts and space to work remotely.