Merseyside Travel Guide

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Liverpool

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1283,2296,185

Southport

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125,272,45

Hoylake

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42,61,0

West Kirby

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49,139,2

Port Sunlight

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73,120,0

Birkenhead

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43,60,7

New Brighton

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39,43,0

Formby

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20,30,0

Thurstaston

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17,51,0

Crosby

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25,33,0

Hilbre Island

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12,14,0

Sefton Park

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31,33,0

Willaston

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29,56,0

Speke

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31,44,0

Bidston

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21,25,0

Earlestown

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14,27,0

Saint Helens

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11,15,6

Heswall

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8,16,0

Parkgate

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8,12,0

Knowsley

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1,15,0

Liverpool

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Southport

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  • Marine Lake

    Southport Things to Do

    One of the largest man made leisure pursuit in England.the lake is home to various watersports such as Sailing,Water Skiing and Rowing and is host to many water sports clubs.The Lake is also home to the 'Southport Belle' a Mississippi style paddle steamer that will take you on a scenic tour of Southport's Victorian Waterfront.Open:Mon till sun...

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  • Best Western Royal Clifton Hotel

    Southport Hotels

    Well located on the promonade road, its the biggest to found on thr front. The hotel is alittle old...

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  • Atkinson Art Gallery

    Southport Things to Do

    The official Art gallery of Southport houses a mix of work by different artists and holds regular specialist exhibitions.It has 17th-20th century art with works by Lely,Cotman,Ford Madox Brown,Sickert and Ginner.It also has'The Death of General Wolfe' by Benjamin West.There is also a vast collection of watercolours by British artists as well as...

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Hoylake

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  • North West Rover

    Hoylake Transportation

    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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  • Sand Yachts

    Hoylake Sports & Outdoors

    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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  • Leasowe Lighthousse

    Hoylake Off The Beaten Path

    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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West Kirby

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  • Decent pub food

    West Kirby Restaurants

    Part of the Wetherspoons chain, there is nothing outstanding about the pub but it is big, airy and offers a good selection of food and drink.The Dee is located right opposite West Kirby train station and several buses stop outside.A good place to meet with friends. The food on offer is the same in all Weatherspoons around the countryI had the 8oz...

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  • At Peel Hey Country Guest House

    West Kirby Hotels

    Frankby Road, Frankby, West Kirby, West Kirby, CH4

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Hilbre Island

    West Kirby Things to Do

    Hilbre is the largest ( 47,000 square metres) of three islands in the Dee Estuary, the other two islands being Little Eye and Middle Eye.Little and Middle Eyes are both unpopulated, Hilbre Island has a few houses and is where the islands Warden lives.The Dee Estury is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and the islands themselves are a protected...

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Port Sunlight

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  • North West Rover

    Port Sunlight Transportation

    If you live or stay in Port Sunlight and wish to explore the north west of England from here by train the North West Rover ticket allows unlimited travel over a very large area.Bounded by Carlisle - Settle - Leeds -Huddersfield - Manchester Piccadilly - Stockport - Northwich - Chester - Shotton and the WIRRAL and Irish Sea coasts, plus Dumfries /...

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  • Hillsborough Memorial Garden

    Port Sunlight Things to Do

    The memorial was erected in 1984 following the Hillsborough disaster and in memory of those who lost their lives including local victims. The memorial is part of an existing garden and accessed by an arch, which was designed by James Lomax Simpson and constructed in 1933/34.You can find out further information about the archway and memorial garden...

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  • Port Sunlight War Memorial

    Port Sunlight Things to Do

    The war memorial, in the village, was designed and sculpted by Sir William Goscombe John, then an up and coming sculptor, between 1916-21. It was built in honour of the employees at the Sunlight Soap Factory in the village who fell in World War I and also recognising the war effort the villagers supported.There is a descriptive account of the...

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Birkenhead

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  • U 534 Submarine

    Birkenhead Things to Do

    At U-boat Story, you will be able to look into the U-boat, now in four sections with glass viewing partitions, view its amazing interior and discover many well preserved artefacts. U-boat Story is a fascinating look back into history. Guided tours are available at 2pm daily.Through the exhibition's interactive and audio-visual exhibits you will...

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  • Riverhill Hotel

    Birkenhead Hotels

    Talbot Rd, Birkenhead, CH43 2HJ, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Birkenhead Priory

    Birkenhead Things to Do

    The oldest standing building on Merseyside, Birkenhead Priory encapsulates so much of the town's history within a small, enclosed site. Founded in 1150, the monks of this Benedictine monastery looked after travellers for nearly 400 years and supervised the first regulated 'Ferry 'cross the Mersey'.Touch the ancient sandstone walls, then look up at...

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New Brighton

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Formby

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  • Horses Enjoy This Place Too

    Formby Things to Do

    Yes, they train race horses on this beach too. It's good to watch them galloping along the vast expanse of sand.

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  • Sand Dunes

    Formby Things to Do

    The dune system here is the fourth largest in Britain and an important site for wildlife. The sand dunes are constantly changing though due to erosion and storms - so make the most of them while you can.

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  • Beach View

    Formby Things to Do

    The beach is a great expanse - perfect for sunbathing and sand castle building...but there are mud gullies and strong currents so I would not reccommend swimming here.We just enjoyed walking along the relatively quiet beach and then heading to one of the many trails over the dunes.

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Thurstaston

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  • Thurstaston Visitor Centre

    Thurstaston Things to Do

    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...

    Thurstaston Things to Do

    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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  • Hillbark House

    Thurstaston Off The Beaten Path

    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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Crosby

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  • Spend at least several wistful hours...

    Crosby Things to Do

    As with the best of attractions you can visit the figures at any time of day all throughout the year. I want to go back alerady just one week after leaving. Nothing can capture the power of this art installation than standing nose to nose with one of the life size figurines, cast in the image of the artist's body. We had been wanting to visit...

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  • River Alt

    Crosby Off The Beaten Path

    The River Alt is narrow at this point. Don't be alarmed if you hear gun shots here! An army training camp is situated just on the other side of the river and they can often be heard doing their rifle practice. If you want to cut the walk short Hightown station is soon reached -from the boatyard on the River Alt, join the road cross the roundabout...

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  • Leave the car at Home

    Crosby Transportation

    To reach Crosby and have the freedom to walk along the coastal paths, returning from a different point of departure then leave the car at home and take the train.We took the train from our home in West Kirby to Liverpool and changed onto the merseyrail northern line for a short ride to Waterloo station . This left us free to walk in one direction...

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Hilbre Island

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  • Walk to Hilbre

    Hilbre Island Things to Do

    To reach Hilbre Island start at the slipway near the north end of West Kirby Marine Lake. The distance is about 4 miles (note no refreshments are available on the island). Plan your visit around the tide times as Hilbre is cut off for several hours per day. The notice board by the slipway gives full tide information or phone Wirral Country Park...

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  • Web View

    Hilbre Island Things to Do

    Want to see what the islands look like right bow??Well you can as there is a web cam for Hilbre Island :-)Just click on the link below:Using th links on this site there is even a slide show availbale.

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  • Red Rocks

    Hilbre Island Things to Do

    As you walk around Middle Eye to Hilbre Island you must surely notice the rocks which are a glorious red colour with amazing striations cut into them over the years. The rock is unter Sandstone (also present on the Wirral forming the rocky ridge from West Kirby to Thurstaston). It is thought that the islands were part of the mainland until the end...

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Sefton Park

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  • Strange Artwork

    Sefton Park Off The Beaten Path

    Just as we left St Michael's Station, on the left hand side, we saw this strange piece of artwork in a garden. Have no idea what its all about so if anybody knows..please let me know!My thanks to a vigilant VT'er for letting me know about this artwork:its found in the grounds of Southwood Hostel and is called Courage Within, and wascreated by local...

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  • Lark Lane

    Sefton Park Favorites

    After South Wood Road the busy main street of Aigbuth Road is crossed and onto Lark Lane. Lark Lane is a small and pleasant area of the city which is home to a sprinkling of top quality wine bars, restaurants, pubs and antique shops. Though on first glance the area may seem quite insular the area is actually very bohemian. It made for a pleasant...

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  • A Picnic for the Park

    Sefton Park Restaurants

    If you don't have sandwhiches to take with you for a picnic in the Park then the Baguette Bite is ideally situated near the park entrance and does great baguette sandwhiches to take out. Alternatively you can eat in here too on the way back if you wish as therre were a few table and chairs inside and drinks are served too.There is a cafe in the...

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Willaston

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  • Country Walk

    Willaston Sports & Outdoors

    The country lanes around Wilaston and Thornton Hough lend themselves to delightful cycing or walking trails. A shortish hike (less than 4 miles) takes in the countryside around Thornton Hough and its neighbouring village of Brimstage.(see web link for details and route). In Willaston there is the country park trail following the old railway track...

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  • Go somewhere else, Food is dire

    Willaston Restaurants

    I was my misfortune to arrange lunch to celebrate the birthday of my father in law , we were a party of 6 adults and 4 children, we arrived at 12.30, the rest of our party arrived by 12.40, ordered our meals at 13.05, after 45 mins we enquired where our food might be, the waitress told us the resaurant was very busy (it was empty when we arrived)...

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  • Rabymere

    Willaston Off The Beaten Path

    A largish mere is nor far from Willaston in Raby. Its a popular place to feed the ducks and to walk in the nearby area. A wide variety of ducks can be seen here including the colourful Mandarin DuckI also have dim distant memories of boating on this lake too but I'm not sure if that is still possible today.

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Speke

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  • Speke Airport aka Liverpool, aka John...

    Speke Transportation

    My first encounter of Speke was reading Sandysmiths page, when I was planning my trip from Liverpool to Granada. She inspired me to visit Speke Hall, So I was planning to arrive nice and early. My journey from Sheffield started off in torrential rain, over the Cat and Fiddle it was sunny, but as soon as I hit the M6 it was horrendous- such heavy...

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  • Duty Free Shopping

    Speke Shopping

    The Duty Free shopping in Speke airport is in proportion to the airport i.e it isn't massive, but there is a fairly good selection of the classics in alcohol, tobacco and perfume etc! Probably depends on where You're flying to, and what your tastes are!Can you buy it cheaper there, or can't you live without your favourite brand?

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  • John Lennon Airport

    Speke Transportation

    Its getting easier and easier to reach Liverpool from Europe. Being Capital of Culture for 2008 and hosting the Golf Open in 2006 acrosss the estuary on the Wirral has meant many more flights operating in and out of the John Lennon airport. Ryanair and Easyjet are the main low cost charter flight here but Flybe also has a base here now. At the...

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Bidston

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  • Bidston Hill

    Bidston Favorites

    The hill is an extension of the Storeton Ridge that runs down the Wirral as far as Storeton Quarry, where the Storeton Tramway once transported the rock quarried at Storeton to the docks at Bromborough Pool on the banks of the River Mersey. Today it is a popular place for walking - both humans and dogs!

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  • The Windmill sails

    Bidston Things to Do

    With this type of windmill the "cap" could be turned so that the sail could catch the wind, whatever direction it was blowing in. The large wooden chain wheel used to turn the roof around by a rack and gear system can still be seen. The mill used to have two doors on opposite sides of the mill. One day the unfortunate mill owner used the wrong...

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  • Grave detail

    Bidston Off The Beaten Path

    The graves are so numerous - since its opening in 1864 over 100,000 internments have taken place, 8,000 of which where in the first 10 years.Here's just one that caught my eye for its detail on the headstone.

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