Getting to Know Knowsley

Location and transport links

Knowsley offers a unique lifestyle that suits families with children as well as young professionals working their way up the career ladder. What’s great for potential buyers is that the area has property suitable for budgets of all sizes.   

The village (and wider area containing Knowsley Park and the Safari Park) is around six miles outside of Liverpool in the metropolitan borough of Merseyside; it sits just north of the M57 at junction 4 and offers excellent transport links.

Knowsley is advantageously located for road and air travel. Liverpool is just a short 15 minutes down the motorway and Manchester a half an hour’s drive, while Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport is mere minutes away.

Additionally, Manchester International Airport is only a 30 – 40 minutes by car, making journeys for holidays or business trips trouble-free.

Enjoy local days out

As well being a great location for business, there are also plenty of leisure activities in the area so you can pack your weekends and days off with exploration.

Whether you set out to discover Lancashire’s abundant greenery and coastal towns or head south to the Cheshire plains, once you’ve settled your family in there’s no excuse not to set about familiarising yourself with the beautiful surrounding area.

If you miss the bright lights of the city, head into Liverpool for the theatre, galleries or museums, or to socialise on the famous Albert Dock. Alternatively head to smaller nearby towns and cities such as Formby, to spend a day with the red squirrels or take a day trip to Chester to explore the historic Roman walls.

A little bit of history

The area is probably most famous for its Safari Park. However, Knowsley – or Knowsley Village as it’s known to locals has existed for centuries and was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, making it hundreds of years older than the bustling cultural centre of Liverpool to the west.

Living in Knowsley

Despite its proximity to the nearby motorway network, Knowsley is sufficiently quiet with an abundance of greenery, particularly with nearby Knowsley Park and its tree lined avenues.

If you fancy staying local at the weekend, head for a drink at the Derby Arms. There are also a large number of listed buildings in the village, such as Mary’s Church, the Old Vicarage and Gelling’s Farmhouse, adding to the 15th century Knowsley Hall which lies within Knowsley House and park just down the road.

Our ambitious Knowsley development

Our regeneration project at Parklands was one of our most ambitious at the time of completion in 2007 – learn more about our various developments across the United Kingdom.

Posted on: May 3, 2016

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