Wirral Peninsula, Wirral CH60 2SJ, UK
About Wirral Peninsula
Wirral Peninsula - perfect for a short break or holiday; with its many attractions, things to do, and fantastic events and festivals. The roughly rectangular peninsula is about 15 miles long and 7 miles wide and is bounded by the River Dee to the west that forms a boundary with Wales, the River Mersey to the east, and the Irish Sea to the north.
Attractions near Wirral Peninsula
A majestic and beautiful country park blessed with the great natural beauty of 2,000 acres. There are lots of lovely wooded areas on-site and plenty of birdlife to observe. The 'backbone of the park is the 12 miles long Wirral Way, a footpath and bridleway developed on a disused railway that closed in 1962. A stretch of amenity grassland provides access to clay sea cliffs, and there are a number of wildlife ponds.
Royden Park is a large area of parkland adjacent to Thurstaston Common, which offers a wide range of activities and facilities. It comprises over 26 Hectares of mixed deciduous and conifer woodlands, meadows, fishing mere and wetland mere. It has a large lake called Roodee Mere where fishing is allowed with a permit. The old coach house for Hill Bark has been converted for use as a cafe and resource centre. There are conifer woodland walks, meadows with nature walks, car parking, a walled garde
The Wirral Way is a path on the track of an old railway that goes from West Kirby to Hooton in mid-Wirral offering superb views over the Dee Estuary to Wales. Originally the railway formed a circuit of Wirral and this is the missing link. Birds nest in the dense hedges or feed on the berries in winter, and you may see up to ten kinds of butterflies in summer.
Wirral Country Park was the first designated Country Park in Britain. You can see magnificent views of migratory birds over the River Dee, walk-on Thurstaston Beach or have a barbecue or picnic in the grasslands. It is a place of contrasts. Badgers and Foxes hunt the quieter parts, birds nest in the dense hedges or feed on the berries in winter, and you may see up to 10 kinds of butterflies in summer.
The Lady Lever Art Gallery The gallery was founded by William Hesketh Lever and is dedicated to the memory of his wife Elizabeth and it houses one of the UK’s finest collections of fine and decorative art. One of the iconic attractions in this area and The collection is strong in British 19th-century painting and sculpture, spilling over to include late 18th-century and early 20th works.
A beautiful and majestic museum was located in the heart of the model village in Wirral. It tells the story of ‘soap king’ William Hesketh Lever, his great vision for the village and the lives of the people who lived and worked in Port Sunlight. It has displays from the vintage soap packaging to Ringo Starr’s first performance with the Beatles in the village in 1962. Through film shows, interactives, models, and an array of intriguing artifacts you can discover the tale of this inspirational vil
Where is Wirral Peninsula
Discover more attractions in Merseyside, where Wirral Peninsula is located
Merseyside is a metropolitan and ceremonial county in North West England. Visit the home of British glass at the World of Glass museum in St Helens, a fascinating town also known for its rugby league heritage. See wild animals up close and personal at Knowsley Safari Park, take in Anthony Gormley’s unique art installation on Crosby Beach and visit Formby Point to see one of England’s last strongholds for red squirrels – go see before they disappear for good.