The Wirral peninsular lies between the Dee and Mersey estuaries. On the Dee side you’ll find breathtaking views of North Wales from the many walking and cycling routes. Blow away the cobwebs on beaches that stretch for miles and walk to Hilbre Island when the tide’s out. Discover country pubs, quirky tea rooms and award winning restaurants.

On the Mersey side you’ll find the world famous Mersey Ferries, museums and attractions that will appeal to all ages. There’s plenty to discover here and all within easy reach of Chester. Here are some highlights:

National Waterways Museum | Tel: 0151 355 5017
Explore our Industrial heritage at a former canal port with working locks, canal boat rides, restored canal side cottages and barges.

Port Sunlight garden village
One of the first examples of urban planning, Port Sunlight was created to provide housing for workers at Lever’s Sunlight Soap factory. There are around 900 houses, most of them Grade II listed, as well as a museum, art gallery, pub and tea rooms.

Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet
Pick up a bargain with over 145 shops, cafes and restaurants (watch out for queues to get in the car park at weekends and in the run up to Christmas).

The Blue Planet Aquarium | Tel: 0151 357 8804
Watch scuba divers swimming with sharks.

Ness Botanic Gardens | Tel: 0151 353 0123
A beautiful spot to wander and relax in any season, and they have a great little cafe.

The Mersey ferries | tel: 0151 330 1003
Take one of these famous ferries to the heart of Liverpool.

Spaceport | Tel: 0151 3301333
Young explorers will enjoy its planetarium, space explorer simulator and hands-on exhibits. It’s next to the Mersey ferry terminal at Seacombe so you can combine it with a ferry trip.

The U-boat story | Tel: 0151 330 1000
A real WWII U-boat that was recovered from the sea bed, restored and sliced up so that you can see cross sections of it’s interior. Located at the Woodside ferry terminal so it can also fit in with a ferry trip.

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What some of Baker’s Cottage guests thought about the Wirral:

  • “Had a great day out at New Brighton” Michael W from Whitley Bay, October 2016.
  • Lisa C from Cheltenham recommended “Afternoon trip to West Kirby which took approx 45 mins, a brisk walk around the marine lake and then a lovely afternoon tea in the TeeRoom”, June 2016.
  • “Cheshire Oaks for bargains and plenty of coffee shops!” recommended KD from England (September 2014).
  • “Avoid Cheshire Oaks on Saturdays!” AM (November 2013).
  • Cheshire Oaks “Great for shopping” SD (May 2013) and recommended by EB (May 2013).
  • “We enjoyed Port Sunlight and the coastal towns of the Wirral.” KD from England (September 2014).
  • “Port Sunlight – excellent and only had to pay a small charge for the museum, the fantastic art gallery was free!” SA from England (2011).
  • Port Sunlight “Worth seeing.” GH from England (March 2011).

Where to find out more about the Wirral Peninsular

  • the official tourist web site provided by the metropolitan borough of Wirral.

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