Wirral is a beautiful peninsula framed by three different, stunning coastlines and dramatic views of the Welsh hills. Situated between the world-renowned cities of Liverpool and Chester, the area affords a unique city/countryside/coastal lifestyle combination. All this within easy each of the rest of the country.
Wirral Peninsula is an area of rich heritage and stunning landscapes from sandy beaches and some of the finest protected coastlines in Britain to lush countryside, the River Dee, picturesque villages and historic towns. This supports a great range of activities, from walking and cycling round leafy lanes to exhilarating water sports and the 2014 British Open Golf championship. In fact Wirral boasts 14 links and countryside golf courses, including the ‘jewel in its crown’ the Royal Liverpool at Hoylake.
Great transport links make it so easy to combine the attractions and facilities of the Wirral, Liverpool and Chester. Liverpool has more museums, galleries and theatres than any city outside of London, plus a wide range of award winning attractions and the most modern retail paradise. Chester is equally iconic, with two miles of Roman city walls, quaint shops and the unique raised arcades.
Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is centred in Birkenhead where impressive architectural heritage dates back to 1826. Hamilton Square contains the most Grade 1 listed buildings in England (apart from Trafalgar Square) and a train station on the “Liverpool Loop”. This frequent underground line connects with Liverpool Lime Street in just nine minutes and from there all parts of the UK are accessible.
By rail: Apart from the quick links to Liverpool, the Wirral Line from Birkenhead travels south to Chester, north to New Brighton and west across the Wirral Peninsula. The Borderlands line passes through Shotton and Wrexham.
By Road: The M53 motorway which runs through Wirral connects to the M56 and M6. It is a relatively easy journey to Chester, of c30 minutes and the same to North Wales. Manchester is an hour’s drive. Journey times to Shrewsbury, Stafford and Leeds are about 80 minutes. Sheffield and Birmingham are under two hours away by road.
Other: The Liverpool John Lennon Airport is eight miles from Birkenhead. Europe’s oldest ferry continues the ‘Ferry cross the Mersey’ service offering the most unique connection between Liverpool and the Wirral.
Having such a diverse range of appealing areas within easy commuting distance, means the choice of home is equally vast. Despite the wealth of local attractions and high quality housing, prices continue to represent great value.
For children, there are so many sports facilities, activities, adventures and opportunities. According to Ofsted reports, education standards are above average, with pupils progressing faster than other similar areas and national averages. Wirral has more good and very good schools, including Grammar schools.