Explore Wirral

With 50 miles of beautiful walks and 22 miles of breath-taking coastline, along with cycle routes and street-art trails, Wirral is a place made for discovery.

Whether you are looking for outdoor adventure, interactive exhibits or cultural inspiration, Wirral has you covered, and just a short train or ferry ride from Liverpool.



10 things to do in Wirral

Hop on the iconic ferry for the best view of the Liverpool City skyline and listen to the fascinating commentary all about its history.

Birkenhead Park is a fantastic place to explore, with its Swiss Bridge and boathouse by the lake along with open spaces to run around. The park is steeped in history, being generally acknowledged as the world’s first publicly funded park and providing the inspiration for Central Park in New York.

Yes, Wirral has its own Islands! Hilbre Islands are designated Local Nature Reserves and a stopping-off point for the twice-yearly migration of birds along Britain’s West Coast. It can be a great place for seal-watching too.

This 19th century, idyllic garden village was created by Lord Leverhulme as a home for his soap factory workers at Lever Brothers, which became Unilever. Today, the village is home to a fascinating museum, beautiful architecture, a world-class gallery, and beautiful green spaces.

Whether it's playing in the sand with a bucket and spade or sunset walks with inspiring views, Wirral is blessed with several beautiful beaches to choose from.

Wirral is placed between the River Dee and the River Mersey, overlooking both the Welsh Hills and the spectacular Liverpool skyline.

Well connected to the rest of the country, Wirral is the ideal location for those wanting to get away from it all, and our many fascinating and welcoming towns and villages will help you delve further in to our culture and history.

It is a place of idyllic contrasts; discover the tranquillity of the rolling lush countryside or the exhilaration of watersports on the coast. If you are looking for fresh air, to revive your senses and feel rejuvenated, Wirral is the perfect destination.

Wirral Peninsula has two of Britain's most famous rivers

The Mersey and The Dee, sweeping along the Eastern and Western edges and to North the Irish Sea. On your visit to Wirral you will find maritime heritage, classic seaside towns, sandy beaches and stunning views across the bays.

Wirral is also home to several protected coastland parks

Preserving some of the finest coastal scenery in Britain, Wirral also has an unusual array of wildlife, from migratory birds to colonies of grey seals at Hilbre.

Thanks to its rich heritage and dramatic scenery, Wirral is beautiful regardless of the season - from the vivid greens of spring and summer to the glorious golds and browns of autumn and the crisp cold of winter - Wirral's countryside can be enjoyed throughout the year.

You can take in the countryside whilst visiting one of Wirral's many picturesque villages or towns, where you will find leafy lanes, quaint shops and some of the best pubs in the area.

Here is more reading at England's Coast site

Outdoor Pursuits

For those seeking an energetic means of exploring Wirral's exceptional surroundings there are many choices for active, outdoor pursuits. From surfing or sailing, walking or cycling, swimming or riding, there's plenty to do.

To enjoy the best of Wirral's Coast and Countryside...

Try the Walk and Cycle Trails as well as the new Wirral Circular Trail.

More to Explore in Wirral

Towns and Villages