The Wirral is a peninsula nestled between North Wales and Liverpool. It overlooks the River Dee and the breathtaking Welsh hills to the West. To the East the Wirral overlooks the River Mersey and the famous Liverpool skyline.
The Wirral coastline offers activities and attractions for people of all ages and interests. From windsurfing in West Kirby, or cycling along the Wirral Way.
The Wirral is the perfect destination for a short break.
West Kirby is a seaside resort in the north-west corner of the Wirral, at the mouth of the River Dee. West Kirby is popular with tourists in the summer months, due to the promenade and marine lake which attracts lovers of water sports. The promenade, shopping parade, and marine lake footpath are popular with families. West Kirby also has an award-winning beach for those looking to relax.
New Brighton is seaside town, sitting at the tip of the Wirral Peninsula, at the entrance of the River Mersey. A recent £60 million redevelopment has breathed new life into New Brighton, turning it into a fantastic family day out. The new Floral Pavilion and Marine Point Leisure Complex draw in tourists from all over the North-West. Although New Brighton has had heavy investment it still holds many of its traditional charms for those looking for an old fashioned day at the seaside.
Port Sunlight is a garden village built by Lever Brothers to accommodate their employees, who worked in the soap factory. The village was designed by nearly 30 different architects and was personally supervised by William Lever. Building commenced in 1899 and finished in 1914. Over 800 houses were built in the village, housing 3,500 people.
There are 900 Grade 2 listed buildings in Port Sunlight, and in 1978 was declared an area of conservation.
Port Sunlight is also home to the Lady Lever Art Gallery, which houses large collections of both decorative and fine art. The museum also houses collections of Chinese ceramics, Wedgewood and English furniture.
For more information about what you can get up to on the Wirral, please visit the Visit Wirral Website.