Port Sunlight

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Port Sunlight is a garden village which was founded in 1888 by William Hesketh Lever (of Lever Brothers fame and later to become Lord Leverhulme) to house his soap factory workers. He took great pleasure in helping to plan this picturesque garden village and he employed nearly thirty different architects to create its unique style. He named it after his company's flagship product 'Sunlight Soap'.

This walk starts at the railway station and meanders around the village, taking in all the points of interest and most of the varied architectural styles.

A leaflet showing a much shorter version of this walk is available from the Heritage Centre, currently located at Waymark 2, but soon to move to the Lady Lever Art Gallery at Waymark 12.

This is an excellent dog walk, though please respect the residents by keeping your dog on a lead and cleaning up after it.

England - North England - Cheshire - Mersey Side


Ancient Monument, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Gift Shop, Good for Wheelchairs, Industrial Archaeology, Mostly Flat, Museum, Pub, Public Transport, Tea Shop
7/28/2012 - Anthony Baldwin

Excellent walk. All tarmac but simple and easy. Very good instructions. Stopped off at The Bridge on route for a drink, and the food looked pretty good. Some excellent heritage stuff to look at. Amazing place. Well recommended.

1/3/2011 - Andrew William Mills

Found this walk very informative as it showed the differing styles used by the architects when building the houses. My wife and I had a meal in the Edwardian Tea Rooms which are situated above the Port Sunlight Tourist Information and Gift Shop near The Lady Lever museum. We also stayed at The Bridge Inn which was very comfortable, had good food and the staff were friendly.

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