Port Sunlight Tourist Information & Visitor Guide
Port Sunlight is a true delight, and an absolute must-do activity when you visit Wirral. Built at the end of the 19th century, this garden village was originally built as a home for workers at the nearby Lever factory.
The model village of Port Sunlight is the work of over 30 architects, and the variety of architecture as well as the beauty of the buildings is unique in the area.
In 1922, the Lady Lever Art Gallery was opened; housing the magnificent personal collection of the first Lord Leverhulme it was named in memory of his wife.
Port Sunlight is a truly beautiful village to visit. Whether you decide to opt simply for a walk around the village, or if you decide to visit any of the attractions, you’re sure to have a memorable day.
Any walk around the village affords views of some of the most exciting village architecture of 19th century England. With each block of houses designed by a different architect, Port Sunlight provides visitors with a charming and interesting day out. It’s a favourite with photographers too, who love the eclectic mix of architecture and a throw-back to a period gone by.
The Lady Lever Art Gallery is world famous for its collections which include outstanding furniture, the finest collection of Wedgwood jasperware in the UK, and world famous works of art, (including Pre-Raphaelite masterpieces and the work of Gainsborough, Stubbs, and Millais, and dramatic masterpieces by Constable and Turner).
The Port Sunlight Museum and Garden Village offers unique insight into the life of the villagers and workers of Port Sunlight, durng the late 1800's and early 1900's.
Port Sunlight is also home to a brand new boutique hotel, The Leverhulme, which has a fantastic spa and restaurant - ideal for a weekend break. It’s among the best accommodation in Wirral, so well worth a visit.
Port Sunlight River Park
A former Wirral landfill site has been transformed into an attractive new tourist attraction with stunning views across to the Liverpool waterfront and improved links to Port Sunlight.
The 28-hectare site offers visitors a vibrant community park which benefits from those awe-inspiring views across the river Mersey to the Liverpool waterfront and the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
An area of salt marsh to the North of the park is an important site for large populations of water birds and thus a site of special protection. The park offers a perimeter walk, as well as a walk to the summit including new wildlife habitats and seating.
The site is the flagship project of the Mersey Coastal Park Strategy, part of Wirral Council's regeneration vision for East Wirral designed to re-connect communities with the River Mersey and harness the economic potential of the waterfront.
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