Adventure awaits in Wirral

With 22 miles of breathtaking coastline and over 50 miles of beautiful walks, cycle routes and street-art trails, Wirral is a place made for discovery and adventure.

For visitors looking to breathe in the fresh air and explore the great outdoors, there is no better destination. From the coast to the rolling hills of the countryside, thanks to its rich heritage and stunning scenery there is natural beauty to be found around every corner.

Green spaces are plentiful in Wirral, including Birkenhead Park, the inspiration for world-famous Central Park in New York City. For yet more flora and fauna, head to Ness Botanic Gardens and the RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands.

Wirral is home to an unusual array of wildlife, from migratory birds to colonies of grey seals that you can find on the Hilbre Islands.

Those looking to blow off the cobwebs and enjoy an action-packed visit won’t be left disappointed with various outdoor pursuits, including watersports, available along the coastline.

Placed between the River Dee and the River Mersey, you’ll find maritime heritage, classic seaside towns, sandy beaches and stunning views across the bays.

Seaside town New Brighton meanwhile has everything you imagine from a traditional British town on the coast, including the largest promenade in the UK, traditional arcades, cafes and restaurants and even a street art trail for visitors to enjoy.



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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.

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