The town of Bebington in Wirral holds the honour of being named as having the most desirable postcode in which to live in the whole of the United Kingdom, and it’s easy to see why when visiting.
Bebington benefits from many green spaces, a strong retail offer and some lovely scenic views. Perhaps less-known is just how much of a historic town Bebington actually is, even being credited as the location for the “Birth of England” back in 927 BC at the Battle of Brunanburh.
The most likely site of that battle is today covered in the lush Brackenwood Golf Course, a full 18-hole municipal course that has been popular with locals and visitors alike for many years. Indeed, the green spaces like Brackenwood help set Bebington apart, with the peaceful Storeton Woods and iconic Levers’ Causeway both real areas of natural beauty within the town.
When visiting the town, make sure you set some time aside to visit The Oval Sports Centre. Located on the fringes of Bebington, a stone’s throw from Port Sunlight village, the running track at the centre was the location used to shoot the memorable 1981 movie, Chariots of Fire, portraying the Colombes Olympic Stadium in Paris from 1924.
The history doesn’t end there either. Bebington also used to have its own quarry, Storeton Quarry, producing a luxurious cream-coloured sandstone that was famed for its quality. It was so sought after, a quantity was exported to America and was used in some elements of the construction of the Empire State Building in New York City.
Bebington benefits from excellent transport links, with a railway station linking the town with Birkenhead, Chester and Liverpool, while it’s also just a few minutes away from the M53 motorway, giving connections via the motorway network to the rest of the UK. Additionally, the Birkenhead Tunnel is also a short drive from Bebington, giving easy access by car to Liverpool.