Calderstones Park in Allerton is named after the ancient megaliths situated in the park, which are said to be older than Stonehenge.
It’s a stunning 94-acre family park, incorporating beautiful ornamental gardens and the Harthill Botanical Gardens, which displays almost 4000 species of plants from all over the world.
Another ancient landmark in Calderstones Park is the extraordinary Allerton Oak, also known as the Law Oak. It is claimed that 1000 years ago the Hundred Court sat under its spreading branches – the trunk is now hollow and its branches supported by stakes.
The Mansion House features a gallery, café and a child-friendly play area, and there are tennis courts and a lake.