Local Area

Local to The Shippon and Barnacre Holiday Cottages

www.visitwirral.com is an excellent site covering the local area.

We have placed some links below to sites we hope are of interest to you.

Wirral Peninsula is placed between the River Dee and the River Mersey, overlooking both the Welsh Hills and the spectacular Liverpool skyline. Well connected to the rest of the country, Wirral is the ideal location for those wanting to get away from it all.

Theatres & Music: Wirral’s theatres are some of the best in the North West – with events like the International Guitar Festival at the Floral Pavilion Theatre in New Brighton and touring West End shows.

Museums & Galleries: Wirral’s rich cultural history with museums, art galleries and architecture all of which make a fantastic day out for visitors.

Maritime Trail: Discover country parks, the U-Boat story, golf and great beaches along our coast.

Country and Coastal Attractions - With its 25 miles of coastline, and abundant countryside, Wirral’s coast and countryside has plenty of attractions and activities.


Bicycle Hire

We hire children’s and adult bikes including a tandem for very reasonable rates. Children’s bikes from £6 per day, adult bikes from £8 pounds per day and the tandem from £15  per day. Prior booking is essential.

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 try local links for golfing
local attractions and day trips
Chester Zoo www.chesterzoo.org
Ness Botanical Gardens www.nessgardens.org.uk
Liverpool football club www.liverpoolfc.co.uk
The other team www.evertonfc.com
museums and galleries
Wirral boasts 4 out of the 5 ‘recommended’ North West beaches named in
the 2012 Good Beach Guide.
we regulalry have cast members of the major productions stay in our cottages
Eating out
Wirral had the only Michelin starred restaurant in the North West of England. http://www.restaurantfraiche.com/
There is an excellent range from fine dining in sumptious surroundings at Hillbark Hotel http://www.hillbarkhotel.co.uk/ to gastro pubs and simple pub food at the end of a walk.