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Wonderful Wirral

by Sellick Partnership | 1 August 2014

Sunday 20th July saw Rory McIlroy win the final of the 143rd Open golf championship which took place at Royal Liverpool Golf Club at Hoylake. The return of the championship to Hoylake saw some 202,000 people visiting the Wirral to attend the event.

Some of my friends who are members of the golf club were delighted that the event had once again returned to Royal Liverpool, with a few of them undertaking marshalling duties on the course which they relished every minute of it.

As someone who was born, grew up and has lived most of my life on the Wirral, I felt really proud not only of the fact that a prestigious golfing event was taking place at Hoylake but also of my roots. The TV coverage included various snapshots of Wirral and many eyes from around the world were on our very special peninsula.

It was great to see all the activity happening just a few miles down the road from where I live, together with the atmosphere and excitement generated by the event.

For anyone who doesn't know, Wirral is a peninsula situated between Liverpool and North Wales with the River Mersey on the East, the River Dee on the West and the Irish Sea to the North. Depending upon where you are on the Wirral, you can enjoy amazing views of the Liverpool skyline or the Welsh hills. Wirral has the benefits of  both coastline and the countryside. There is also a good transport network with Liverpool, Chester and North Wales all within easy reach.

Wirral has a variety of excellent visitor attractions and activities including culture and heritage, the arts, shopping, family and leisure attractions as well as many good quality restaurants and bars. Some of the places on offer include a walk out to Hilbre Island to see the seals, Port Sunlight museum and village, Ness botanic gardens, Williamson art gallery, Birkenhead Park (which was the first publicly funded park in Britain), the Lady Lever Art Gallery to name but a few.

Over recent years there has been regeneration at New Brighton front which has seen the establishment of Marine Point, a development which includes shopping, places to eat as well as a cinema and theatre.

My favourite things to do include taking a walk along the prom at Hoylake or around the  marine lake at West Kirby. The marine lake sees various sailing events throughout the year as well as attracting windsurfers from far and wide. I also enjoy walking along the beach at Thurstaton or going up to the top of Thurstaton hill to enjoy the spectacular views.

Events taking place such as The Open give Wirral a chance to shine as well as generating revenue for our local economy. I'm grateful to live in what I consider to be a very special place with so much on my doorstep. If you've never been to Wirral, what not pay us a visit sometime - you'll receive a very warm Wirral welcome.

If you currently live and work on the Wirral, why not contact us to discuss your next career move and options as a finance professional? You can contact us on 0151 2241480 or e-mail rsmith@sellickpartnership.co.uk

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