"The Wirral" England Things to Do Tip by KennetRose

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  Old cottages, Willaston
by KennetRose

To the north-west of Chester lies the Wirral peninsula. Framed by the Irish Sea and the estuaries of the Dee and Mersey rivers, this is a quiet and little visited area with dramatic coastal vistas, picturesque villages of smoky-pink stone and black & white half-timbering and great tracts of heathland.

An unusual highlight is the Victorian model village of Port Sunlight, with its important Lady Lever Art Gallery. Now why isn't Port Sunlight a World Heritage Site, like Saltaire and New Lanark, I wonder!

See my Heswall page for further details.

Directions: North west of Chester, along the A540 and A41 roads.

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  • Written Feb 25, 2003
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