Golf at its very best will be on display this July when The Open Championship returns to Royal Liverpool Golf Club, also known as Hoylake, from 13-20 July. As the second-oldest seaside golf course in England, after Royal North Devon, it is a fitting host for golf’s oldest Major Championship.More →
Whatever you enjoy Wirral has it all – from Open Golf Championship courses of Royal Liverpool, & Wallasey, where the “Stableford" scoring system was invented, to amazing wildlife occupying the Dee Estuary.
3 miles up the coast you will find West Kirby with its expansive Marine Lake used for sailing & windsurfing or just a pleasant stroll (takes 30 mins to stroll round its perimeter). There are other beautiful coastal walks, from West Kirby through to neighbouring Hoylake or cross over to North East Wirral and walk from New Brighton to Birkenhead on the huge esplanade taking in the river Mersey and the Liverpool Skyline. On low tides you can cross the beach at west Kirby to Hilbre Island a renowned bird and Seal sanctuary. The Wirral also has a wealth of cultural activities from Lady Lever Art Gallery to taking a ferry across the Mersey to the many Liverpool attractions. It is also the perfect touring base for Chester and North Wales. If Castles are your thing you can access the many North Wales strongholds within 90 mins.
Boasting around 15 golf courses, Wirral is a golfer’s paradise and is part of England’s Golf Coast. We are less than an hour away from Royal Birkdale and around 90 mins away from Royal Lytham and St Anne’s (all Open Championship venues). It is the perfect location for a 'Golfing Break', from scenic coast & parkland courses, to the challenging and historic Championship courses of Hoylake and Wallasey.
If your interests are football or horse racing, Wirral is also convenient for Chester and the Grand National Race meetings, together with Liverpool, Everton & Tranmere Rovers Football Clubs, all just a short distance away.
The Wilson Trophy, an annual sailing event in May, hosted by West Kirby Sailing Club, attracts international entrants.
If photography is your passion, then be amazed by incredible sunsets, perhaps viewed from West Kirby or high on Caldy or Thurstaston Hills which enjoy the natural beauty of both coast and countryside.
The famous Ness Botanic Gardens are only 5 miles away and there are many beautiful and historic parks to visit.