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Wirral is a peninsula of 60.35 square miles, which lies between the estuaries of two rivers.

It is an area of contrasts, with sandy beaches, a magnificent coastline, mountain views, country lanes, woodland and the peace of nature reserves, as well as thriving businesses, shopping centres, and a vibrant arts, culture and entertainment scene.

New Brighton is particularly famous for its historic promenade offering spectacular views across Liverpool Bay and the Liverpool Waterfront World Heritage Site. Traditional seaside amusements and fun fair rides can be found at the historic Art Deco Bright Spot Amusements and Funfair ride complex. A distinctive feature on the horizon is Fort Perch Rock, New Brighton ' s lighthouse, a popular attraction and outstanding heritage site. A few minutes walk from Fort Perch Rock around the promenade towards Liverpool brings you to The Magazines and Vale Park, which has a long and fascinating history.

The regeneration of New Brighton over the last seven years has proved very successful and the creation of Marine Point has involved the introduction of a Morrisons supermarket, independent Light Cinema, Starbucks, Costa and many eateries including Pizza Express, Marino Lounge and the independent United Kitchen,  not to mention family fun at Bubbles World of Play and  International Adventure Golf.

In May 2015 work was finished on the final phase of the 80m redevelopment of New Brighton by Promenade Estates (formerly Neptune Developments) with the addition next to the Floral Pavilion of a 6m apartment block (one and two bedroom apartments plus three- and four-bedroom duplex penthouses). It is the final element of Promenade's masterplan, which started in 2008 with the recreation of the Floral Pavilion into a 21st century venue encompassing an 814 seat theatre, large foyer, panoramic lounge and event and conference facilities, followed closely by the creation of Marine Point leisure, food and retail park.

Historic locations in Wirral include Birkenhead Priory, the oldest building in Merseyside. It was granted a Royal Charter in 1330 and was the site of the first Mersey Ferry. Port Sunlight is a fascinating example of Victorian industrial philanthropism. The village was built by the first Viscount Leverhulme for his workers, as was much of Thornton Hough.

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