The Wirral is a peninsula in North West England. Bounded to the west by the River Dee, forming a boundary with Wales, to the east by the River Mersey and to the north by the Irish Sea.
Well connected to the rest of the country, Wirral is the ideal location for those wanting to get away from it all. Wirral is home to some of the finest restaurants and food producers in the Northwest. Savour a gourmet treat at a Michelin starred restaurant, or choose from a range of quality pubs, restaurants, bars and tea rooms.
Wirral is very proud of the quality and variety of visitor attractions within Wirral Peninsula. From the world famous Mersey Ferries, to the newly refurbished Floral Pavilion, the wealth of attractions makes Wirral an ideal destination for a day out or short break. Download the Wirral Attractions leaflet -Wonders of Wirral (File Size 3MB)
Links View is situated in the village of Meols, which is mainly residential with a small yacht and fishing community on its Irish Sea shore line. The centre has a small row of shops adjacent to Meols railway station. There is a local community park known as Meols Park Recreation Ground and a Meols bowling green.
Meols is on the northern coast of the Wirral, Merseyside. Vikings who arrived on the shores from Scandinavia and used as a port to access the mainland gave the name Melr, which became Melas which translates literally as Sand Dunes in Old Norse, after a further evolution, today we are in Meols. Indeed a short walk from our park and before arriving at the waters edge on the beach you will come to the sand dunes, a popular bird watching and walking site.
The Irish Sea has been a main supplier of local industry for the village, providing a fishing and yachting strong hold to north west of Merseyside, used for both by visitors from all over the world for leisure purposes. This idyllic location is the perfect get a way retreat for those who love peace and tranquillity and the great outdoors without being to far away from the attractions of major cities.
Staff Recommendation: Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake
Royal Liverpool Golf Club is delighted to welcome visitors to play its challenging course. Hoylake has staged major tournaments throughout its long history including 11 Open Championships. The Open made a successful return to Hoylake in 2006 when Tiger Woods achieved his third victory. The Women’s British Open will be played at Hoylake for the first time in 2012, then the Open returns in 2014.
Chester Zoo: www.chesterzoo.org
You’ll pack loads of exciting stuff into a day at Chester Zoo – and even then you’ll probably want to come back for the rest! We have 110 acres of award-winning gardens to explore, and over 12,000 animals to discover. (Yes – 12,000!). The animals include more than 400 species of rare, exotic and endangered wildlife. We’ve designed our world-class enclosures and houses very carefully, to provide the best possible animal welfare as well as a fantastic, up-close experience for you. We also have acres of award-winning gardens, where you’ll find all sorts of plants from around the world, reflecting our most exotic species’ natural habitats. And if you’re coming with kids, you’ll be pleased to hear there’s the chance of a breather while the little darlings tear around the play areas we’ve dotted about the place.
Liverpool One: www.liverpool-one.com
Liverpool ONE is the huge open-air shopping and leisure district at the heart of the city. It offers a multitude of high-profile stores with more than 160 famous high street shops, ultra-hip fashion brands and cool independent boutiques. Expect famous names like John Lewis, Debenhams, Apple, Hollister and the only Harvey Nichols Beauty Bazaar in the country. For the kids, there’s Lego and Disney Stores, plus Build-a-Bear Workshop. And when you have finished exploring the shops, try the Leisure Terrace overlooking Chavasse Park. The restaurants, cafes and cinema are the perfect way to relax. Pop-up events of all types take place in Chavasse Park – check the website to see what’s on.