Booking car rental in Wirral is a great idea if you want to make the most of your time in this destination...
Wirral, also known as the Wirral, can be found in the north west of England. It's at the other end of that famous ferry, the “Ferry Cross the Mersey”, which put Liverpool on the map for fans of musical chart-toppers Gerry and the Pacemakers in the 1960s. Wirral is a peninsula, jutting out towards the Irish Sea where England meets Wales. Visitors can drive across its width in around 15 minutes or tackle the length of the peninsula in about 30 minutes. It might not be big, but there are many ways to spend your time here.
Wherever you stay - and there are many pleasant towns and villages as well as countryside and coastal spots in which to stay - it's a doddle to access the attractions of the Wirral.
Take the time to visit Port Sunlight Museum and Garden Village. Built by William Hesketh Lever in the late 19th century to house his soap-factory workers, this remarkable bit of urban planning is now considered historically important. It's a beautiful place in which to simply amble and enjoy fine urban scenery.
Ness Botanic Gardens also wows visitors via scenery of a more natural form, while the beaches of the Wirral attract locals and visitors whatever the weather. Three of the best are Meols Beach and Moreton Beach, both within the North Wirral Coastal Park, and Red Rocks at Hoylake.
Golf lovers are also in seventh heaven - or should that be eighteenth heaven? There are more than a dozen golf courses around Wirral, many set in simply stunning locations.
Book car hire in Wirral in advance and make big savings. It's easy to find a great deal on car rental when you use TravelSupermarket's search tool. You can then collect your vehicle at a convenient downtown location.
When you sort out your great value car rental, Wirral is an excellent starting point for your adventures in Britain...
Even from the furthest reaches of the Wirral peninsula, it takes no more than 40 minutes by road to reach the historic and good-looking city of Chester. The Roman roots of this city sing songs of the past as you stroll atop the most complete Roman walls in Britain, taking in the sights of the wandering River Dee, the striking Eastgate Clock and the medieval and Tudor buildings that show off Chester's more recent architectural pedigree. Hop off the walls at any time to shop in designer stores, eat at independent eateries, or cheer on the horses at Chester Racecourse.
Shoppers will also delight in their surroundings at Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet, which is located near the county border with the Wirral at Ellesmere Port. This area is also home to the Blue Planet Aquarium. The attraction has all the usual elements of a family-friendly aquarium, but those brave enough can also book a shark dive!
If you'd rather your waters shallower and cuddled up to a sandy beach, you are spoilt for choice around the Wirral. Apart from the peninsula's own excellent beaches, you can access popular seaside spots in North Wales (it takes less than an hour, for example, to drive to Rhyl) or head for those sandy swathes of coast to the north of Liverpool, such as Crosby Beach and the sand dunes at Formby. Thanks to the two road tunnels under the Mersey, you could be in Formby in around 45 minutes.
Take either the Queensway Tunnel from Birkenhead or the Kingsway Tunnel from Wallasey to reach the city of Liverpool from Wirral. Famed for sporting giants and the Beatles, Liverpool pulsates with a raw energy not felt in other UK cities. It's an ideal destination for shopping, art, history, music, football, nightlife and great food.