Heswall is a historic town on the Wirral Peninsula in Merseyside.
The town has its own train station, which gives easy access to Liverpool and Chester when you change trains at nearby Bidston. There are also plenty of local bus services covering the area making it easy to get around the towns and villages, as well as into the nearby cities. Heswall is a great location for commuters. When travelling by car, the M53 is close by providing access to both Liverpool and Chester in just 20 minutes, as well as Manchester in an hour.
One of the reasons that families are attracted to Heswall is because of the good schools that are available within the local area. For those with young children, the local schools include Heswall Primary School and St Peter’s Church of England Primary School. There are also great secondary schools nearby, the closest of which is Pensby High School (just a mile away) and Calday Grange Grammar School is only a little further.
There are great shopping facilities both in and around Heswall. The town centre has some well-known names like WHSmith and White Stuff, as well as some lovely independent stores. Whitmore and Whites sell delicious, artisan food and drink, and there are clothes stores like Cain of Heswall Ltd and Sarah Hayes Boutique. The Runners Hub is a fantastic local shop for new or experienced runners, as it provides clothing, footwear, technical equipment as well as advice from the friendly and experienced staff there. There’s a good choice of supermarkets available locally, including a Tesco Superstore, an ALDI and an M&S Simply Food.
Heswall has a fantastic selection of food and drinks venues within the town providing something for everyone. Whether you want to grab a coffee and cake in one of the charming tea rooms, like Isabelle’s, or head out to enjoy a slap up meal. Heswall’s local restaurants include Silk Rd Restaurant (serving tasty tapas) and Burnt Truffle, and there are some national names like Gusto Italian here too. There are plenty of local pubs to enjoy in the area, many of which serve up delicious meals, such as The Jug & Bottle and The Devon Doorway.
Healthcare is well provided for locally, with GP services found right in the centre of town at Heswall and Pensby Group Practice. Both Arrowe Park Hospital (with an emergency department) and Clatterbridge Hospital are just short journeys away. There are plenty of local pharmacies here too, like Oakley Pharmacy, and Boots, as well as dentists, such as Heswall Dental Practice.
Locals enjoy all that their local park, The Puddydale, has to offer, including the playground, football pitch and the many events that are hosted throughout the year, like the summer fair.
Heswall sits on the Wirral Way, which is a lovely foot and cycle path on the former Birkenhead Railway route from Hooton to West Kirby. There’s plenty to enjoy on this trail because it includes coastal villages, woodlands, meadows, heathland and beaches.
Wirral Country Park is also well worth a visit. This Green Flag award winner has beautiful views and includes Thurstaston Beach as well as gorgeous grasslands. It has numerous facilities, including a BBQ area, picnic areas, visitor centre, bird hide, and a café. Thurstaston Beach is just a 10 minute drive from Heswall and it’s a firm favourite with locals.
People also like to make the most of Heswall Golf Club, which is an 18 hole championship course with state of the art facilities and stunning views across Dee Estuary.