PORT SUNLIGHT & THE VILLAGES OF WIRRAL
CHARMING VILLAGES & HIDDEN GEMS
Venture across the river Mersey and you will find the hidden gem that is the Wirral peninsula, with its charming villages and stretch of coastline with views across the Dee estuary to North Wales.
Wirral’s jewel in the crown is Port Sunlight Garden Village, a stunning landscaped setting styled on the garden village movement and with an interesting history to tell.
Why not join us on one of our guided Port Sunlight & Wirral tours and allow us to tell you the region’s story!
LADY LEVER ART GALLERY
The Lady Lever Art Gallery is one of the many pleasant surprises that you will stumble across in Port Sunlight Garden Village.
William Lever had a life- long passion for art so much so that he built his own art gallery in the village to show off his works of art to his workers. Opened in 1922 the gallery has been welcoming visitors ever since and, today, is internationally acclaimed for its collections.
You can wonder by yourself through its galleries or we can help you book a curatorial guided tour to explore this treasure trove of art!
PORT SUNLIGHT & THE STORY OF UNILEVER
If you are wanting to take a breather from the heady city delights of Liverpool why not opt for a relaxing tour of Port Sunlight where you will see one of the most beautiful hidden gems of the region.
Port Sunlight Garden village is the vision of one man, William Hesketh Lever, who built a soap works here in 1888 and built houses for his workers, too – but not just any houses! You will marvel at the art and craft style houses that he built for his workers at the end of the 19th century, all with plumbed-in toilets too!
To make a full day of it why not combine a trip to Port Sunlight with a trip to Thornton Hough, just a few miles away. This charming village is an extension of Port Sunlight with its rustic houses, village green and village pub, an ideal place for some lunch!
BURTON, BURTON MARSHES & PARKGATE
Wirral is famous for its rustic villages which still resonate to the charms of a bygone era.
The pretty village of Burton is one of the best examples – overlooking the Dee estuary and the salt marshes where sheep graze, you will find thatched roof cottages and a quaint village that has not changed much over the last century or so!
Take a pleasant stroll along the Burton Marsh Greenway for a closer look at the salt marsh and if you are lucky you will hear some bird song. You can venture as far as Parkgate another beautiful spot.
Don’t leave without sampling one of Nichol’s famous homemade ice creams!
THE WIRRAL WAY
The Wirral Way, a former railway line, offers the perfect way to see the Wirral. This trail will lead you on a gentle amble through the rustic heart of Wirral to its coastline with views out across the Irish See and to Liverpool.
There are places to stop for a picnic and there is the odd café on the route for tea and cake!
You can walk it or ride a bike – it’s the ideal day out if you want to park the city and get closer to nature!
A SELECTION OF TOURS TO PORT SUNLIGHT & WIRRAL
WANT TO DISCOVER MORE?
We have compiled some web links for you below to find out more about this beautiful region: