How the Old Dee Bridge has bridged the era

As Chester’s oldest bridge, the Old Dee Bridge straddles the River Dee from Lower Bridge Gate and is on the route between England and North Wales. The original bridge dates from Roman times, and was rebuilt in medieval times, meaning the (more…)

An architectural look at Wrexham FC’s Racecourse Ground

Recognised by Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest stadium still to be hosting international football matches, the Racecourse Ground is the home of current National League side Wrexham FC. Apart from a short period in (more…)

The history of Birkenhead Priory

Birkenhead Priory is the oldest standing building in Merseyside, built on what was once a wooded area of the north-eastern side of (more…)

The unique design and history of Chester Rows

Residents and regular visitors of the city will know that the Chester Rows have a second tier of shops above the (more…)

Shedding light on the Queensway Tunnel

The Queensway Tunnel carries traffic underneath the River Mersey, connecting Liverpool and Birkenhead, but how long has it been there and what’s its (more…)

Why doesn’t the Wirral show off its Viking heritage?

The Wirral Peninsula attracts many tourists, but few are aware of the peninsula’s rich Viking heritage.

The Visit Wirral website celebrates the area’s history and recommends places to visit, such as the Port Sunlight Museum, Birkenhead Priory and the Williamson Art Gallery, but there is little mention of Wirral’s (more…)

A look at the Wirral’s lighthouses

To protect and guide shipping along Liverpool Bay and the River Mersey throughout its seafaring history, several lighthouses have been built in the Wirral area. Three of them are still standing today: (more…)

The Wirral Loop Line track renewal explained

Linking the Wirral with Liverpool by rail, the Wirral Loop Line is built on a concrete base. Since this was built in the 1970s, it’s now over 40 years old, worn, and needs (more…)

An architectural look at Tranmere Rovers’ Prenton Park

Tranmere Rovers may not be playing in the Football League at the moment, but you would not know this from the look of their stadium Prenton Park. Located in Birkenhead, the ground is smart, well maintained and has (more…)

Five must-see buildings on the Wirral

The Wirral Peninsula might only be about 15 miles long and 7 miles wide, but within this small area there are many impressive buildings.

For example, did you know that Hamilton Square in (more…)

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