is a densely populated coastal county, lots
of people, spirit, humour, lots to see -
from land and air.
is somtimes referred to by Liverpudlians
(also known as "Scousers") as "across
the water". This is because Birkenhead
is the large town directly opposite the
city of Liverpool on the other side of the
River Mersey. Birkenhead is the destination
on the Wirral peninsular between the River
Mersey (to the north) and the River Dee
(to the south) to which ferries still "cross
the Mersey" (a phrase now immortalised in
music and literature).
Birkenhead is part of the urban area that
extends across the Wirral peninsular and
includes many residential districts (including
such as Claughton, Bidston, Poulton, Seacombe,
Liscard, Egremont, Rock Ferry, Tranmere,
Prenton, Upton, Woodchurch - in the area
around Birkenhead itself) and visitor attractions
such as the NEW Palace Amusement area at
New Brighton, Historic Warships near Poulton
(Wallasey), Port Sunlight Hertitage Centre
and the Lady Lever Art Gallery. There are
also several Country Parks on the Wirral,
including Arrowe Park, Wirral Park, Eastham
Park and Ness Gardens.
Road access to Birkenhead is either by the
M53 motorway north from Chester or via the
"Mersey Tunnel" (Toll charged) from Liverpool.
Birkenhead can also be reached by foot passengers
via (river) ferry from Liverpool.
to buy a flight voucher online.