To provide you with the best experience on this website, cookies are used. By using the site it's assumed that you're happy with our use of cookies. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. More info on cookies.
Allow cookies

My Itinerary Planner

Welcome to the Itinerary Planner. Use this tool to build your own journey or choose from an exciting range of specially selected tours.

To build your own Itinerary, click Add to Excursion to add an item to your Itinerary basket.

Visit England discovers rural Wirral

4th March 2013

Categories: News

Jasmine Birtles, Moneymagpie.com founder and all-round expert on making your money go further, shares her weekend away in the Liverpool region where she stumbles upon plenty of hidden gems and a couple of tigers…

‘Rural’ may not be the first word that comes to mind when you think of Liverpool but you would be surprised. Come for a weekend and you will definitely want to come back for a week.

Day One (in Wirral Peninsula)

Arrive at Liverpool Lime Street station. Take the underground at Liverpool Lime Street straight to the wonderful village of Port Sunlight (15 mins door to door). You can easily spend the whole morning in Port Sunlight or even the whole day.


Start off at the Port Sunlight Museum where you can find out about the fascinating history of the place and perhaps stop for coffee or a light lunch in their cafe. Walk around the village stopping particularly at the newly-refurbished war memorial which is a work of art in itself, and stop by Lady Lever Art Gallery to admire Victorian and Pre-Raphaelite masterpieces.

If you spend the whole day, drop in at the Tudor Rose tea rooms, take in a show at the Gladstone Theatre and have dinner at the Leverhulme Hotel . In fact, you might love the village so much that you decide to stay there overnight. If so, there are cottages for holiday hire. Just go to www.portsunlightvillage.co.uk to book. Rentals range from £567.00 – £618.00 per calendar month.

Did you know… there are only four Wedgewood ‘jasper’ fireplaces in the world and three of them are in the Lady Lever gallery in Port Sunlight?


Next

Get back on the train and nip up to Birkenhead (Birkenhead Park Station) for a quiet stroll in the park. You can spend a happy hour or so walking round the park, taking some arty snaps of the Swiss Bridge and Roman Boathouse by the lake or, doing some exercises on the outdoor gym equipment followed by a snack in Coffee in the Park cafe.

Did you know… Birkenhead Park is the first publicly funded civic park in Britain. In other words, the first park where the working class had open public space to enjoy their leisure?


Overnight stay

Stay at Mere Brook House in Thornton Hough in Wirral for 5 star gold bed and breakfast that is like home from home….but better! It’s a beautiful house in lovely country surroundings and the owner, Lorna, together with Joanne who runs the housekeeping side make you feel so at home you won’t want to leave.

For dinner, pop down the road to The Cowshed restaurant at the historic Wheatsheaf Inn in Raby for a fabulous meal from its award-winning chef.

Read the full article

Book Accommodation

Type:
Location:
Keyword: (OPTIONAL)
Price

Price Range: (£) 10 - 1000

Check-in date
Add Room

Search Attractions & Activities

Type:
Location:
Keyword: (OPTIONAL)

Search What's On

Type:
Location:
Keyword: (OPTIONAL)

Search Food & Drink

Type:
Location:
Keyword: (OPTIONAL)

Book Accommodation

Type:
Location:
Keyword: (OPTIONAL)
Price

Price Range: (£) 10 - 1000

Check-in date
Add Room

Plan your perfect stay in Wirral with reviews about Wirral Hotels

Trip Advisor