About The Wirral
With its mix of busy urban centres and beautiful countryside, Wirral is a hugely varied borough. Whether it be attractive shopping locations or idyllic rural getaways you are looking for, the borough can offer it all.
You can experience the area's heritage at one of several local museums or see the site of the original 'ferry across the Mersey', launched by Benedictine monks - the historic Birkenhead Priory. For those with an interest in Space exploration, there is even the international space centre, Spaceport.
One of the more unusual destinations on the Wirral Peninsular that is well worth a visit is the model sea-side village of Port Sunlight. Built in the nineteenth century by a local soap factory owner to house his workers, the village was deliberately designed to offer a better living environment than other industrial settlements nearby and it is a truly stunning sight. The onsite museum offers an insight into life in Port Sunlight at the time of its inception and highlights the unique nature of the place.
A number of interesting festivals take place at various times throughout the year on the peninsular, from the ever-popular Wirral Food and Drink Festival that celebrates all things culinary and regularly hosts celebrity chefs to the two-day Kites Over the Mersey festival, which showcases all aspects of kite-making and flying.
At the Hoylake Lifeboat Station every August Bank Holiday there is an open day that, alongside tours of the station itself, includes a full funfair, charity market and even a Red Arrows display.