Prescot, located in Merseyside is a perfect weekend getaway for those looking for some time away from the hectic city life but do not have time to plan a long vacation.
Numerous churches dot the landscape of Prescot, the most prominent being the Prescot Parish Church, whose presence looms large over the town. Still open for regular service, the church is a Grade I listed building.
Tourists also have a chance to explore the history of watch making in the town through the local museum. In fact, Prescot was the main center for the industry during 18th – 19th centuries and most of the residents were involved in the task. The museum also holds various exhibitions during the year to further explore various facets of the town’s history.
For a day in the outdoors, tourists are advised to head to the Knowsley Safari Park ( http://www.knowsleysafariexperience.co.uk/ ), which is home to various species of animals including lions, tigers, elephants, zebras, giraffes among others. People have the opportunity to take their cars along the route in the safari park to explore the wildlife in the area.
There is also a rail route inside the park as well as amusement rides during the summer for the enjoyment of both children and adults.
The Knowsley Estate, which includes the park, has at its center the famous Knowsley Hall which is today a famous venue for important corporate events, wedding ceremonies and is even used as a shooting location!
The town is located very near to the Liverpool city center and can be reached easily by both road and rail network.
Usually held in the month of June, the annual Prescot Festival of Music & the Arts ( http://prescotfestival.co.uk/ ) is an event that attracts crowds from outside regularly. The 10-day affair aims to give a chance to everyone with a love of the arts – whether professional or not – to showcase their talent. People from across the world flock to the site, making it one of the most exciting places to discover new trends while experiencing the diversity of the arts.
The town also organizes an annual Elizabethan Fayre, an event that strives to bring alive a world of the past. Complete with live music and people dressed up like they have just stepped out of a history book, this event has something to enjoy for everyone.
For a few drinks head to Ship Inn or the Royal Oak or choose to spend an evening at the Grapes Hotel - Fayre & Square. Most of the pubs are open till late and some like the Ship Inn also hold entertainment nights and game nights.
For the more adventurous, it would be best advised to head to Liverpool city center which is barely eight miles away and a great place for spending a weekend night out with friends. As far as restaurants are concerned, visitors will not be disappointed with the likes of M.Ray Prescot serving British cuisine and Blue Mango serving Indian food. For a taste of Chinese, head to Beijing Prescot for an authentic experience.