Travelling around Prescot
First recorded 100 years after the Domesday Book, Prescot is a town that’s filled with history, things to do and plenty of places to see.
Sitting comfortably in the Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley in Merseyside, this is a town with everything to offer. The town is also close to much larger areas, with Liverpool only eight miles away.
Well served by rail and road, you’ll find Prescot and Eccleston Park railway stations here, alongside a number of bus routes. Arriva bus services operate in the area, providing easy access to Liverpool John Lennon Airport. This station provides connections to the City of Liverpool.
With a history that dates back to Anglo-Saxon times, the name Prescot comes from Prestecote, which means ‘Priest’s Cottage’.
Known simply as Prescot from the 14th century, the area contained two settlements during the 12th and 13th centuries. It’s also believed that it was part of an extensive parish of 15 townships, which made it an extremely important market town due to its size and wealth.
The town even had an early form of self-government. This was because the area had connections with King’s College Cambridge, which afforded it special privileges.