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St James Gardens

These sunken, secluded cemetery gardens are a little oasis of peace alongside Liverpool’s magnificent Anglican Cathedral.

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Facilities and attractions

Grade I listed by English Heritage, the garden is an ideal place to relax and take in the beauty of the historical architecture which surrounds it.

The park was formerly a cemetery, and a stone path lined with recycled grave stones descends through a short tunnel on entrance to the garden, between The Oratory and the main entrance of the cathedral. Other historical features include:

  • Stone arch between the Garden Lodge and the steps up to the Mount.
  • Huskisson memorial.
  • A natural spring.
  • A system of broad ramps lined with catacombs.
  • Active parks friends group.

Opening hours

Main park
Open all year round, 24 hours a day.

How to get there

Foot and road
You can access the garden from the south entrance near Upper Parliament Street and the main entrance off Upper Duke Street.
The nearest train station is Liverpool Central (0.6 miles).

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