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Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

Wirral is a unique place, home to a growing population of over 320,000 people and over 8,000 businesses. Our stunning peninsula, extends to 60 square miles, and boasts 25 miles of scenic coastline.

Living in Wirral means you’ll be spoilt for choice. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty, packed full of spectacular scenery, with a rich mixture of culture, heritage and picturesque cottages. Our environment, our parks and our leisure and cultural offer are among the best in the UK. It offers cutting edge technology and executive living along the banks of the River Mersey, overlooking one of the most awe-inspiring views anywhere in the world in the famous Liverpool skyline.

We’re a stones throw away from the thriving cities of Liverpool and historic Chester.

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  • Living here
  • Things to do
  • Places to visit
  • Schools
  • Transport

Living here

Wirral sits between the River Dee and the River Mersey, overlooking both the Welsh Hills and the spectacular Liverpool skyline. Classic seaside towns, sandy beaches and the finest coastal scenery in Britain make Wirral a great place to live.

From generously proportioned family homes in beautiful villages and seaside locations, through to dockside apartments and low-cost starter homes, Wirral has a diverse housing market, with homes available to suit all tastes, styles and budgets.

With Liverpool on our doorstep, iconic football, music and cultural offerings are just minutes away; while Chester, North Wales and Manchester are close by.

To find out more, visit: www.visitWirral.com

Walking the dog in Wirral

Things to do

Wirral has a wealth of quality visitor attractions, including culture and heritage, the arts, shopping, family and leisure attractions, making it an ideal destination.

Wirral's theatres are some of the best in the North West, and our rich cultural history with museums, art galleries and architecture make a fantastic day out. The Maritime Trail gives you the opportunity to discover country parks, the U-Boat story and great beaches along our coast, and you can sail and windsurf at West Kirby Marine Lake.

There is also a range of food and drink experiences to suit all tastes - from farm shops and butchers to multi-award winning gourmet restaurants and bars.

Playing golf in Wirral

Places to visit

Wirral has everything you could wish for; coast, countryside and city all in close proximity.

Explore Wirral’s coast and countryside which offers 50 miles of beautiful rural walks, plus cycle routes and beaches. Idyllic countryside locations include Heswall, Birkenhead Park, Thurstaston, Port Sunlight, and Thornton Hough. Wirral is also home to Hilbre Island, one of the most beautiful locations for walking in Wirral, or spotting rare and endangered wildlife.

Make sure to also visit our fantastic seaside towns of Hoylake, West Kirby and New Brighton.

Kids playing at the beach in Wirral

Schools

Wirral provides a wide choice of education including several independent and grammar schools. In Wirral we want every child to reach their full potential. Our schools are at the forefront of this commitment and have the safeguarding and welfare of children at the heart of everything they do.

Wirral Metropolitan College is the lead organisation for the Northwest for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. The college is working to establish a new campus at Wirral Waters that will specialise in the skills closely related to needs of local and regional employers. More than 15 universities are also located near to Wirral including several world-class establishments in Liverpool and Manchester.

A school in Wirral

Transport

Wirral is well connected with many public transport options including buses coordinated by Merseytravel, frequent trains operated by Merseyrail and the Mersey Ferry service. You can also travel to Liverpool through the Queensway and Kingsway Tunnels.

The Wirral also features great cycling routes including the National Cycle Network Route 56 that runs through the borough, taking in Seacombe, New Brighton, Liverpool Bay and many picturesque villages.

Mersey Ferry Service in Wirral