Heswall Tourist Information & Visitor Guide

The town of Heswall has a rich and longstanding history, dating back further than the Doomsday Book where it is referred to as ‘Eswelle’. In the nineteenth century, Heswall was a small hamlet centered around St. Peter’s Church, the land around the church dotted with cottages, dwellings and heathland.

As the nearby city of Liverpool grew, so did Heswall as wealthy merchants set up lavish holiday homes in the town, taking advantage of spectacular views across the Dee and in to North Wales. Today, Heswall still has some opulent homes, and the town centre itself has become known as a hot spot for shoppers, diners and for those looking to enjoy a good night out.

During the day, the town enjoys a lively yet relaxed atmosphere as locals go about their daily business.  While some national shopping chains exist, the town stays true to its roots in local business, with some lovely independent shops showcasing local produce and craftsmanship.

Heswall enjoys a strong coffee shop culture, with plenty of options of those looking to grab a hot cup of coffee and a slice of cake, while lovely quaint tea rooms offer everything from a pot of tea to luxurious afternoon teas.

As the sun goes down, Heswall changes pace again, slowing down as locals and visitors come out to enjoy the many high-quality dining options in the town.  Gusto and Burnt Truffle are just some of the lovely restaurants you can spend an evening in, while there are several bars for those looking to enjoy a glass of wine or something fizzy.

If you’re looking to stay the night in Heswall, then both the Jug and Bottle and Sunnydale Lodge offer quality accommodation in Heswall. 

For golfers, Heswall Golf Club is a must, offering a round of golf with idyllic views across the Dee and in to Wales.


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