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Birkenhead is situated along the River Mersey in Liverpool and is famous for Hamilton Square, Mersey Ferries and not forgetting Tranmere Rovers F.C.
Surrounding the waterfront is the beautiful heritage trail. Enjoy stunning views of the Liver Buildings across the river. Kids can learn about transport history while enjoying rides on the trams or visiting Egerton Bridge and the Shore Road Pump House. There are also historic warships to be toured. For splendid views climb St Mary's Tower next to Birkenhead's 850-year-old Priory.
The Birkenhead dock area and Hamilton Quarter have been rejuvenated with many tourist innovations. Late Georgian and early Victorian architecture can be discovered in Hamilton Square. The relics of a 12th century Benedictine monastery are real gems and worth exploring.
Birkenhead has the largest under-cover market in England and two of the best shopping centres. There is a huge selection of restaurants from 'eateries' to international cuisine. Birkenhead Park is a great place for those who love running and cycling and as it contains a lake it became popular for fishing. Enjoy a quick game of cricket, football or tennis.
From Museums to funfairs the Merseyside region caters for many tastes. Just across the Mersey River is Liverpool. Visit Albert Dock, home to the Tate Liverpool and Merseyside Maritime Museum, as well as dozens of fashionable shops, restaurants and pubs. Knowsley Safari Park is a popular attraction in Liverpool. Experience the Safari Drive, Reptile house, Sea Lion and Parrot shows. There is even a Children's Farm where you can dtroke and handle the animals.
Trains leave from Birkenhead North Station to London Euston Station every half hour (duration 3.5 hours). Most routes go via Liverpool Lime Street Station. Liverpool Airport is within 13 km of Birkenhead.