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Wirral - the perfect short break

Wirral Peninsula is a timeless oasis with a Viking past, ideally situated between the River Dee and River Mersey. Enjoy stunning views over the Welsh Hills on one side and the spectacular Liverpool skyline on the other.

Encounter breathtaking coastline, lush countryside, a delicious range of eateries and welcoming places to stay. Well connected to the rest of the country, it is a great base for an action- packed break or a leisurely long weekend. Uncover Wirral’s beauty and charm for all you could wish; coast, countryside and city all in close proximity.

Daniel Craig, and choose from quality eating places including Frankie’s Bar & Grill; a collaboration between Marco Pierre White and Frankie Dettori. Around the corner is Royal Liverpool Golf Club, recently host to the Women's Open Championship in 2012, and soon to hold The Open Championship in July 2014! Wirral is a golfer's paradise, with 14 spectacular courses.


Environmental Oasis Explore Wirral Country Park in Thurstaston; the first Country Park in

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Memorable stays Wake up at the stunning Grade II listed Hillbark Hotel & Spa; Merseyside’s first

5 star hotel and set in beautiful parkland. Indulge here in 3 AA Rosette fine dining and be pampered in the sumptuous spa. Revitalised, explore the Royden Park and ride the model railway - ideal for kids. In nearby West Kirby, stroll along the promenade or beach and take in amazing views of Wales and Wirral’s treasured Hilbre Islands. Walk or take a boat to the islands and see a variety of wildlife, followed by more adventure with the water sports at the Marine Lake. Emerge shaken not stirred at The Wro Bar, Lounge & Loft; Best Bar in Merseyside two years running. For rest and relaxation in a rural setting book into Herons Well cottage - twice winner of Best Self Catering Accommodation in Merseyside. Take a short hop to Hoylake, childhood home of James Bond actor,

Britain. It is home to the Wirral Way, a 12-mile former railway line tracing the Dee Estuary coast and offering an environmental oasis for walkers, cyclists and horse enthusiasts, as well as breathtaking views from the dramatic cliffs, across the Dee Estuary. Further up the road is family friendly and award winning Church Farm, with its beautiful coastal views. Meet animals, enjoy fun activities and exciting events. Then step inside the farm shop and café, before heading to Ness Botanic Gardens. Discover an exquisite educational environment and outstanding collections of plants and flowers, along with a visitor centre, nature trails and a café. Finally relax at Good Spa Award-winning Thornton Hall Hotel in the quaint Thornton Hough village. Treat yourself to a 3 AA Rosette fine dining experience in its Lawns Restaurant with the panoramic views of the beautiful grounds.


Culture Vulture Visit Port Sunlight Village to receive an absorbing insight into a 19th

Century model village. Marvel at award winning gardens and the Lady Lever Art Gallery, host to many national exhibitions. Unwind at the Leverhulme Hotel, an art-deco boutique resting place with its restaurant named in the Michelin Guide. Step back in time at the museum before indulging in award winning Victoria Sponge at nearby tea rooms, Gorge’Us. Mere Brook House,

Wirral Accommodation of the Year two years on the run, is a stone’s throw away. This Edwardian guesthouse offers a warm welcome in luxurious surroundings. Close by is Claremont Farm; try one of the cooking courses or visit the superb farm shop. Later ferry across the Mersey with Europe’s award-winning and oldest ferry service, departing from Seacombe and Woodside. Discover Spaceport at Seacombe, an intergalactic attraction for the family, or the award-winning U- Boat Story at Woodside. Finish with a quality real ale at Gallagher’s Pub & Barbers, named Wirral CAMRA Pub two years in a row, and get a hot towel shave while there!

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Quality Treats Discover historic Birkenhead Park; the inspiration for New York’s Central Park,

before journeying to Oxton Village, home to many gastro delights. Restaurant Fraiche; an established Michelin star restaurant is in the top 25 UK restaurants within the Which Good Food Guide. You will also find The Riverhill Hotel, home to BBC’s Professional Masterchef winner, Claire Lara, with her new and exciting menus. Once replete, uncover North Wirral Coastal Park, with Britain’s oldest brick lighthouse - Leasowe Lighthouse, and the reenergized seaside town of New Brighton. The promenade is home to the Floral Pavilion Theatre and the Light cinema, with places to eat and stay. A perfect end to your visit is Caffe Cream. Choose from one of the many unique ice cream flavours produced on site, and enjoy views of New Brighton lighthouse and the historic Fort Perch Rock, with Liverpool as its backdrop.

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