Short Break in Wirral

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One Night British Inn Stay with Breakfast For 2

  • One night stay - Sunday - Friday
  • Two night stays - 7 days a week (subject to availability)
  • British hotel or Inn
  • Comfortable double or twin room

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About Wirral

The Wirral Peninsula, often simply referred to as Wirral, is a captivating blend of diverse landscapes, rich history, and cultural vibrancy, nestled between the River Mersey and the River Dee in the North West of England. Its unique position offers visitors stunning coastal views, picturesque countryside, and easy access to urban attractions, making it an ideal destination for a weekend break.

One of Wirral's most enchanting features is its coastline. From the serene beauty of West Kirby Beach, where you can walk across to Hilbre Island at low tide, to the historical significance of New Brighton, with its rejuvenated waterfront and Victorian fort, the coast offers a variety of experiences. New Brighton's modern developments, including theatres, restaurants, and a cinema, sit alongside traditional attractions, providing entertainment and leisure activities with spectacular views of the Liverpool skyline.

History enthusiasts will find Wirral rich in heritage sites. The village of Port Sunlight is a real gem; founded in the late 19th century by soap magnate William Hesketh Lever for his factory workers, it is now an almost perfectly preserved example of a Victorian industrial village. The Port Sunlight Museum provides insights into the lives of the village's original inhabitants and its founder's vision, while the Lady Lever Art Gallery, also in the village, houses a stunning collection of fine and decorative arts.

For those interested in maritime history and natural sciences, the Wirral Peninsula does not disappoint. The U-boat Story at Woodside Ferry Terminal offers a fascinating look at life aboard a German submarine during World War II, complete with an actual U-boat partially dissected for exploration. Meanwhile, the Wirral Country Park, the UK's first designated country park, offers miles of walking and cycling paths along the Wirral Way, following the route of an old railway line and providing scenic views of the Dee Estuary, a haven for birdwatchers and nature lovers.

Golf enthusiasts will be in their element on the Wirral, as the peninsula boasts some of the finest courses in the North West, including the Royal Liverpool Golf Club at Hoylake, which has hosted numerous Open Championships. The mix of challenging links courses and more forgiving parkland courses ensures that golfers of all abilities can enjoy a round.

Cultural pursuits are well catered for, with a variety of galleries, theatres, and live music venues scattered across the peninsula. The Floral Pavilion Theatre in New Brighton stands out for its diverse programme of performances, from concerts and comedy to theatre and family shows. Local art galleries celebrate both local and international artists, offering a glimpse into the creative heart of the peninsula.

Dining on the Wirral is a delight, with an array of options ranging from traditional pubs serving hearty English fare to fine dining restaurants and international cuisine. The peninsula's agricultural heritage is reflected in the local produce available, with farmers' markets and farm shops offering fresh, seasonal ingredients.

For a more leisurely pursuit, the numerous parks and gardens across the Wirral provide peaceful escapes. The Ness Botanic Gardens, with its extensive collections of plants and flowers, offers a tranquil setting for a stroll, while the historic Birkenhead Park, designed by Sir Joseph Paxton, is recognized as a model for the world's first publicly funded park in New York's Central Park.

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