Despite containing urban and industrial areas, the Wirral is a place of real beauty, known to relatively few. Sandwiched between the estuaries of the Dee and the Mersey, the coastline is spectacular and easily accessible due to the 12 mile Wirral Way, popular with walkers, bikers and horse riders.
You are also a short trip from the vibrant cities of Liverpool and Chester, plus the Liverpool Golf Club which has hosted the Open on numerous occassions - making a stay at Mere Brook perfect whether you want to explore, relax, or play!
Wirral also boasts idyllic sandy beaches and large areas of land owned by the National Trust which include Bidston Hill, Caldy Hill, Eastham Country Park, Hilbre Island, North Wirral Coastal Park, Thurstaston Common and Thor's Stone and Ness Botanical Gardens which are part of the University of Liverpool and have won many awards. The visitor centre at RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands provides birdwatching facilities in the Dee Estuary nature reserve.
It is home to many unspoilt, picturesque villages with a rich heritage including Caldy, Shotwick, Willaston and Burton, whose characteristic red sandstone buildings and walls have been well preserved like many others. Places of architectural interest include Hamilton Square and Port Sunlight, whilst those who are interested in history may wish to visit the Birkenhead Priory and St Mary's Tower - a Benedictine Monastery established around 1150 and the oldest building on Merseyside. There's also Leasowe Lighthouse, Hadlow Road railway station or the buildings and ancient carvings on Bidston Hill or why not follow the Birkenhead Heritage trail? The arts are also well represented by the Lady Lever Art Gallery in Port Sunlight and the Williamson Art Gallery in Birkenhead.
Staying on the Wirral you are next door to a world-class city and a world-famous ferry. Hop aboard one of the daily River Explorer Cruises for stunning views of "The Three Graces" on Liverpool's Pier Head, fascinating history and unlimited sea air. This is THE way to see Liverpool!
For more information about the Wirral, please go to Visit Wirral.