Thurstaston Travel Guide

  • Off The Beaten Path
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  • The View
    The View
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  • sandstone rock of Thurstaston
    sandstone rock of Thurstaston
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Thurstaston Things to Do

  • Thurstaston Visitor Centre

    The visitor centre which is part of Wirral Country Park, is open all year where you can find out more information or talk to the Rangers.There is a small snack bar, toilets, bird hide and small exhibition area. Outside is a small pond, nature area and BBQ area

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  • Visiting Thurstaston, Wirral Country...

    Wirral Country Park is a beautiful stretch of fields along The River Dee cliffs. From the cliff edges are stunning views across the River Dee estuary and mud flats. This area provides amazing opportunities for photography enthusiasts on the one hand, with fabulous sunsets being on the west coast; and for nature lovers, the bird watchinig...

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  • Shop at Church Farm

    Church Farm is an award wining farm shop selling organic produce ranging from fruit and veg (their freshly picked asparagus is a must) chocolate, oives, mustards, cakes etc etc.The shop has a cafe and at the far end a small farm with goats, ducks and a horse.In the summer months, you can pick your own organic strawberriesThe shop is resonably...

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  • Climb Thors Stone

    Probably everyone from Wirral at some point has climbed Thors Stone in Thurstaston Common! Local legend says that the large sandstone block got its name from the Viking settlers who thought a lightning strike on the rock was like the god Thor striking the stone with a hammer.Even today, the area is used ceremonies such as the summer solstice.Take...

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  • Wirral Way

    Thurstaston has a visitors centre at its country Park for lots of information about the area and the wildlife around. The Wirral Way path (the old railway line) passes through here from my home town West Kirby and on to Parkgate and Willaston (see my Willaston page) where there is a railway museum on the old station there - frozen in time as it was...

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  • Country Park

    The Country Park has several trails set out, plenty of green space for the kids to run around on, a barbeque area, the beach below the cliffs and wonderful views across the Dee estuary to the hills of North Wales.

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  • Thors Stone I

    There is a large red sandstone rock on Thurstaston Common known as Thor's Stone. Several theories abound to explain the origins of both the stone and name, some more far-fetched than others!Some say the stone was raised by the Danes to commemorate the great battle of Brunanburh (Bromborough?) which took place in 937, others that Vikings made...

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  • Thurstaston Beach

    From the country park there are fine views down to the beach (it can be accessed down some steps too) and across the Dee Estuary.

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  • Thurstaston Common

    Thursaston Common is popular with walkers for the views - one of the best on the Wirral's at just 90m above sea level. A short walk to the top affords views across most of the Wirral. On a clear day you can see the two Liverpool Cathedrals, Blackpool Tower, Formby Point, the Welsh Hills and North Wales Coast. Even Snowdonia National Park can be...

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  • Thors Stone II

    Whatever the theories surrounding its origins Thors Stone today is a popular place to walk to, carve your initials in it and clamber all over it! Dave recalls it as a great place for playing cowboys and indians with his brother as it looked like a desert place!

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  • Thurstanton Church graveyard

    The grave yard contains victorian memorials but the main one is for Thomas Henry Ismay - the founder of the White Star Line shipping company. He died 23 November 1899 at nearby Dawpool and was buried in the Thurstanton churchyard here. His wife Margaret was also burried here.

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  • Country church

    Thurstaston Church is a fine example of a typical english country church. Set in a lovely rural setting with public footpaths across the fields to Heswall and the shore nearby.Near the tower in the churchyard is the family grave of the Ismay family - founder of the white star shipping line that owned the ill-fated Titanic

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Thurstaston Shopping

  • Church Farm

    Church Farm is an award wining farm shop selling organic produce ranging from fruit and veg (their freshly picked asparagus is a must) chocolate, oives, mustards, cakes etc etc.The shop has a cafe and at the far end a small farm with goats, ducks and a horse.In the summer months, you can pick your own organic strawberriesThe shop is resonably...

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  • Awarding wining Produce

    The Church farm shop has won awards for the best organic food produce . There's a wonderful array of goodies to choose from food stuffs to glycerine soaps and there's also a cosy tea shop inside - hany for a respite if walking in this area.Plenty of room for parking here and also listed as a caravan and camping site.

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Thurstaston Off The Beaten Path

  • Hillbark House

    Originally known as Bidston Court, Hillbark House originally stood in Bidston , near the urban farm in and was built for soap manufacturer Robert Hudson in 1891. It was designed by Edward Oult, who also designed houses in Port Sunlight Village, it was inspired by 16th century Little Moreton Hall in Cheshire. Hillbark was sold in 1921 to Sir Ernest...

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  • Royden Walled Garden

    Royden Park has a visitors centre with cafe and toilet facilities - so no need to go in the bushes!A small walled garden is here too - sometimes in better states of maintenance depending upon time of year. Its a favourite local place of mine to get some nature macro shots of the flowers, birds and butterfiles that inhabit here. Some sculptor work...

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  • Royden Park

    Royden Park and Thurstaston Common comprise almost 250 acres of both semi-natural and planted woodland, heathland and open parkland. The ownership of the area is divided between the National Trust and the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral and its a great place for country walks with the family and especially popular with dog walkers

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