Wirral Peninsula is ideally situated between the cities of Chester and Liverpool, and enjoys stunning views over the Welsh Hills and the River Dee on one side, and the spectacular Liverpool skyline and the River Mersey on the other.
The beautiful coastline and countryside offers 50 miles of fantastic walking and cycling routes, picturesque villages (including Port Sunlight), award winning beaches, the world’s first public park at Birkenhead, and 14 golf courses.
When you’re ready to eat you can choose from a range of gastro-pubs, restaurants, tea-rooms and cafes, or a Michelin star restaurant. At the end of your day you can relax in quality B&Bs, self-catered holiday lets, and hotels including Merseyside’s 5 star - Hillbark Hotel in Royden Park.
Ideas for days out
If culture is your thing, Port Sunlight provides an absorbing insight into a 19th Century model village. You can step back in time at the award-winning Port Sunlight Museum and marvel at the award-winning gardens, Lady Lever Art Gallery and uniquely designed houses.
Follow this by catching the ferry across the Mersey with Europe’s celebrated and oldest ferry service, departing from Seacombe and Woodside. A stone’s throw away is historic Birkenhead Park; the inspiration for New York’s Central Park and named in The Guardian’s Top 10 of the world’s parks.
For leisure enthusiasts, enjoy some retail therapy at the boutique shops in West Kirby, before strolling along the promenade or beach. You can take in wonderful views of Wales and Wirral’s treasured Hilbre Islands.
Wirral is also a golfer’s paradise; with 14 spectacular courses, and the Wirral Golf Classic – an annual amateur golf tournament, and just down the road in Hoylake, you will find the Royal Liverpool Golf Club, which recently played host to the Men’s British Open Championship.
If you’re an avid shopper, there is a variety of options including the Pyramids Shopping Centre, Brimstage Courtyard, markets, garden centres, farm shops and more.
Visitors seeking tranquillity can discover an outstanding collection of plants and flowers, along with a visitor centre, nature trails and a café at Visit Ness Botanic Gardens. You can also explore Wirral Country Park in Thurstaston; the first country park in Britain and home to the Wirral Way, a 12-mile former railway line tracing the Dee Estuary coast offering views from the dramatic cliffs across the estuary.
Head over to the eastern side of Wirral Peninsula and visit the seaside town of New Brighton. The promenade is home to the Floral Pavilion Theatre, the Light cinema, Championship Adventure Golf and a variety of great places to eat. Finally, no visit would be complete without an ice-cream from the national award-winning Caffe Cream.
Delicious meals for less
A great way to save money is to make your own meals. Self-catering accommodation is ideal and provides a home from home, with a kitchen full of appliances and tableware. Of course, it is a lovely treat to eat out with the family whilst on holiday, so it is worth shopping around for offers and check review sites for well received eateries at affordable prices.
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