Parkgate is a great base for visiting the Wirral and the surrounding areas with Chester and Liverpool only half an hour away and the breathtaking mountains of North Wales less than an hour.
Wirral has a wide variety of attractions on offer including the fascinating village of Port Sunlight, Lady Lever Art Gallery, Ness Botanical Gardens and our numerous golf courses including the world famous Royal Liverpool at Hoylake (host to the British Open in 2006 and 2014).
Liverpool offers its Albert Dock complex, Echo Arena, Racecourse, Galleries, Museums and ever-expanding shopping scene including Liverpool One. Chester boasts its stunning architecture, Roman history, the River Dee, the spectacular Chester Racecourse, one of the finest zoos in the UK and excellent shopping in the city centre as well as Cheshire Oaks Shopping and Leisure Park.
Parkgate itself has a small selection of shops on the prom along with a close selection of pubs, bars and restaurants and not to mention its famous ice-cream shop next door to the pub! It is also the perfect retreat as Neston is only 5 minutes (by car) away which has all necessary amenities if you need them.
The Ship is the ideal location to view some of our spectacular wildlife that live and visit the Dee Estuary. Parkgate attracts many visitors due to the extensive variety of birds that it attracts.
Useful websites for local bird watching & wildlife in Parkgate and surrounding coast:
To view tidal information for the River Dee then please visit www.deeestuary.co.uk/tides.htm. Tide tables are provided by Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory Web Site.
Things to Do
A full catalogue of all Wirral has to offer can be found at www.visitwirral.com.
Here is a list of other websites to help you get to know the area and what attractions are on offer:
Wirral Country Park and Wirral Way – www.wirral.gov.uk
Royal Liverpool Golf Course – www.royal-liverpool-golf.com
Port Sunlight Village & Museum – www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk
Liverpool Tourist Website & Information – www.visitliverpool.com
Chester Tourist Website & Information – www.visitchester.com
Ness Botanic Gardens – www.liv.ac.uk/nessgardens/index.htm
Local Walks and Cycle routes – www.visitwirral.com/site/attractions-and-activities/activities
Wirral’s Maritime Trail – www.visitwirral.com/site/attractions-and-activities/heritage/maritime-trail
Claremont Farm – www.claremontfarm.co.uk
Church Farm – www.churchfarm.org.uk