The Wirral Tourist Information

Fort Perch Rock, New Brighton

Fort Perch Rock, New Brighton

The Wirral Peninsula is Merseyside’s hidden gem. A mecca for golf holidays, the Wirral boasts one of the three North West Royals – Royal Liverpool Hoylake and a host of other championship golf courses across the peninsula. Parks and gardens include the beautiful Ness Botanic Gardens in the south of the Peninsula.

Stunning natural beauty on the Wirral in both the interior and on the coast particularly at West Kirby and the Hilbre Islands nature reserve are here alongside stunning Victorian and Georgian architecture at Birkenhead around Hamilton Square and outstanding art at the Lady Lever Art Gallery at Port Sunlight. Seaside New Brighton, home to Merseyside’s acclaimed Foral Pavilion Theatre and entertainment venue also features the iconic Fort Perch Rock, built by Liverpool merchants in the early 1800s who feared possible French invasion.

Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight

Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight

Places to Stay on The Wirral

Choose from a charming selection holiday cottages on The Wirral, many of which are beautiful historic properties or character barn conversions. Offering an enchanting rural atmosphere yet at the same time within easy reach of major motorway links and the North West cities of Liverpool and Chester, The Wirral makes a great base for business or leisure in the North West. Both Manchester International Airport and Liverpool John Lennon Airport are within an hour’s drive. Browse and compare prices on a wide choice of Wirral B&Bs and hotels, perfect for Wirral golf breaks at Hoylake, walking breaks around the Hilbre Islands Nature Reserve or a theatre seaside getaway in New Brighton.

Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.