Hoylake Travel Guide

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    Northern Train
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    Hoylake promenade
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    Golf at Open 06
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Hoylake Things to Do

  • The beach

    Hoylake is really a residential town but I guess one of its main attractions must be the beach. Not a family fun beach - more of a walking the dog beach or somewhere simply to walk for pleasure or relaxation. I do not think there are ever many people on the beach but for some strange reason I have only ever been to Hoylake over a 25 year period in...

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  • Most famous resident?

    I am a big Beatles fan and fan of 60s music in general and have just bought Cynthia Lennons book which is simply called John. For those under 50 John Lennon was a Beatle and he married Hoylake girl Cynthia in 1962. Now an internet site says Cynthia lived at 18 Trinity Road but in the book she describes her house as a semi detached in Hoylake. So I...

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  • Lifeboat Open Day

    Every year Hoyalke Lifeboat station holds its open day (usually on the August bank holiday)One of the main attractions is the air display especially as every other year the Red Arrows do a display.Ohter attractions include a funfair, charity stalls, raffles, classic cars and tours tours of the Lifeboat.Admission is free

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  • A new lighthouse!!

    This lighthouse is a very new one.....being a folly incorporated into a new house just by Red Rocks. What a view over Hilbre and of the sunsets there must be though from that conservatory!!

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  • Hoylake's hidden lighthouse...

    ...tucked away in a road, almost submerged by foliage, you could almost miss this historic building.

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  • Hoylake lighthouse again

    The old lower light was constructed out of timber, was eight metres high and may have been designed to be movable. It was later rebuilt in brick in 1833, again in 1865 and formed part of the foundations of the old "Winter Gardens" cinema (now demolished) next to the Lifeboat Station.The Upper Light was also rebuilt in 1866 and is still in...

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Hoylake Restaurants

  • What news from Rome?

    I keep this simple, when families are out for meals out the last thing they want is a long delay in the food arriving. Trying to entertain kids who are hungry will test anyone’s nerves. To add salt to the wounds is the fact when it did arrive, it is not exactly what you ask for! Strongly advise that other victims to seek alternative venues, unless...

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  • Green Lodge Hotel

    Sunday roast with all the trimmings!Carvery is great value at just under £6 - they'll generously carve the meats for you (a choice of 3 or sample some of each) and then you help yourself to potatoes and veggies. lovely!

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  • Green Lodge Sunday Roast

    Sunday Roast from the carvery - if you think thats a big plateful you should have seen Dave's!If you don't fancy a stroll after such a big meal then there's a pleasant garden area to sit in and have an after drinner drink.

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Hoylake Nightlife

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    by sandysmith Updated Feb 9, 2003

    Just like at West Kirby lovely sunsets over Hilbre can be seen from the promenade end at Hoylake. Indeed Hilbe looks a lot closer from here but remember you must cross to Hilbre from West Kirby to be on the safe side.

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Hoylake Transportation

  • North West Rover

    Available from Hoylake station - bounded by Carlisle - Settle - Leeds (Hoylake falls in this section) - Huddersfield - Manchester Picadilly - Warrington - Chester - Shotton - and Wirral and Irish Sea coasts. Also Dumfries / Lockerbie/ Hexham - Carlisle and also Carlisle - Barrow in Furness.Unlimited travel - any 4 days in 8 - adult £70, railcard...

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  • Merseyrail

    Merseyrail provide Hoylake with a 15 minute weekday servcice and a 30 minute off peak service on the Liverpool to West Kirby line. The electric trains are fast and efficient and easy to use. Beware though that they are the only trains in the north of England to work on the the third rail system and the rail you see along side the inner or outer...

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  • Train to Hoylake

    Trains run from Liverpool to Hoylake via Birkenhead on the Wirral Line every 15 minutes Monday - Saturday during the day, every 30 minutes at other times.The trains will be heading to West Kirby.Journey from Liverpool Lime street is around 30 minutes.Hoylake station is situated at the end of the main shopping steet and a few minutes walk from the...

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Hoylake Local Customs

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    by sandysmith Written Mar 16, 2006

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    Come the August bank holiday the lifeboat station has an open day and the promenade at Hoylake becomes thronged with people watching air shows over the beach, visiting many stalls and enjoying the funfairs too.

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Hoylake Off The Beaten Path

  • Leasowe Lighthousse

    Here's a view of the front of the lighthouse -must be terrific views of the Dee Estuary from the top. They even have a webcam now so you too can see the view. Just check out the link below.

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  • Sea Embankment

    OK enough detours - we're supposed to be heading for New Brighton :-)The coastal path and embankment, the sea defence continues past the lighthouse on the way to New Brighton.

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  • Beyond the lighthouse

    When you have finished visiting the lighthouse make another short detour by carrying on the path going behind the lighthouse, pass some farms and you will come to some more small lakes which are often frequented by anglers....but I come up here to get a lovely reflection of the lighthouse! I think this is my favourite picture of it too ;-)

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Hoylake Sports & Outdoors

  • Sand Yachts

    Its not so unusual to see yachts at sea but here at Hoylake there are sand yachts and parakarts to be seen zipping along the sand....now that looks fun. Available on Hoylake and Meols beaches.You must have liability insurance and belong to the Wirral Sandyacht club.Details of code of conduct and equipment are available from Sandyacht club at Hoyle...

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  • Microlites

    Here's a closer view of the microlites, the area where they sit is so compact! Not so sure I'd like to fly one but the view must be great.

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  • Microlite Madness

    During the lifebaoat open day Aug 2002 the micolite club landed on the beach - it was such a colourful sight and those planes are really quite small, just big enough for two,

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Hoylake Favorites

  • Promenade Fountain

    Its a lovely stroll along the promenade, watching the various beach activities such as the kite flying and sand yachts. Here's a view of the promenade through an old water fountain (no longer functional).

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  • Promenade

    Along the promenade are many large houses - most are retirement homes (Hoylake has an elederly population) for those who enjoy the seaviews. Some of the architecture is quite ornate......perhaps over the top??

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  • Beach - microlites

    The beach was a great place for the microlite club to land on and watching them take off in formation at the end of the lifeboat day was quite interesting.

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