Latest news at Hillbark Hotel & Spa
At Hillbark Hotel & Spa we are so much more than a 5 star Hotel on the Wirral. We offer our guests the chance to discover all the wonders our little corner of the world has to offer.
Staying with us, our guests can explore the very best Wirral coastal walks, dine in either of our two top quality restaurants, or simply escape from it all from the comfort of our luxury hotel rooms and distinctive lounges or bar.
What’s more, Solaia Spa hidden within the 250-acre grounds, surrounding the hotel is fully equipped to pamper and rejuvenate our guests and the public with a range of the latest beauty and therapy treatments.
We will keep you up to date with all our latest news here, as well as inform you of the best local Wirral events that happen throughout the year. In addition, details of Hillbark Hotel & Spa’s events will be published here, allowing you to plan your social calendar well in advance.
Now more than ever, it’s important to take the time and discover your local area. Rather than feeling trapped or locked down in your town or village, it’s time to get out and enjoy all the wonderful Wirral walks that can be found right on your doorstep.
The Great Outdoors
A truly unique UK landscape, the Wirral has the best of all worlds to offer keen hikers and those just starting out. From sweeping coastal walks traversing cliff tops and beaches to woodland adventures that take you right back to nature, the Wirral has it all.
One of the most popular Wirral walks can be found as you step out of the doors of Hillbark Hotel & Spa, known affectionately as the Hillbark Hike.
This 8-mile family-friendly walk is suitable for able-bodied walkers aged 7 upwards. The Hillbark Hike showcases every aspect of the varied Wirral landscape.
The Hillbark Hike Route
Starting in the stunning grounds of Hillbark Hotel & Spa, before setting off walks can book in for a hearty breakfast and hot drink. The walk then begins from the grounds of the historic Hillbark Hotel and takes the main path through the tranquil beauty of Royden Park.
Wirral walkers can pause at the top of Thor’s Stone on Thurstaston Common, to take in the breathtaking view across the Dee Estuary to North Wales. This landmark is steeped in Victorian and Viking legend, said to be the place of ritual and worship in Viking times, but more likely to be the remnants of an old quarry.
Following the path further will take walkers past The Cottage Loaf Pub and the church of St Bartholomew and then into the Heswall Dungeon where you’ll pass a picturesque stream and waterfall.
Next, it’s onto the Wirral Way which follows the tracks of an old railway decommissioned in the 1960s. The Wirral way, one of the nicest Wirral walks, is a path that follows this old track for 12.2 miles from West Kirby to Hooton.
From Wirral to Wales
The path continues across the clifftops overlooking Thurstaston beach and the salt marshes and mudflats of the Dee Estuary, one of the most highly protected conservation sites in the UK and a haven for rare birds and wildlife. Don’t forget to bring your binoculars!
Leaving the cliffs behind, you walk through picturesque Caldy village, mostly built with locally quarried red sandstone. Then this Wirral walk carries on through more woodland to the top of Caldy Hill.
Stop here and just enjoy the sheer beauty of the panoramic view across the Dee Estuary and Irish sea, stretching for many miles as far as Llandudno and the Great Orme on a clear day. Then it’s back to Hillbark Hotel for a well-deserved rest.
BBC Northwest Put Wirral Walks on the Map
Spreading the word of the Hillbark Hike, BBC Northwest took some time to join our General Manager Amanda Arends, on the trail filming along the way the wonderful views and interesting historic points.
As far as Wirral walks go, the Hillbark Hike is one that can be enjoyed by all, from keen walkers to families and couples. Taking no more than three hours and covering all types of terrain, the Hillbark Hike has something for everyone to enjoy.
So what are you waiting for? Make the most of local lockdown this year and rediscover the great outdoors that are right on your doorstep, or better still the doorstep of Hillbark Hotel & Spa.
Call to book your stay with us on 0151 625 2400 as we open for bookings after 1st November and bring the whole family along for an adventure on one of the best Wirral walks starting out at Hillbark Hotel & Spa,
Just 20 minutes away by car or 15 minutes by train from the route being taken by the Giants when they visit New Brighton, Boutique Leverhulme Hotel, in the centre of historic Port Sunlight Village, Wirral is offering very special rates for visitors.
Experience early 20th century charm in the super-stylish art deco surroundings of Leverhulme Hotel. This historic Grade 11 listed building was originally the Cottage Hospital for Port Sunlight Village, and is now an elegantly luxurious four-star hotel, with 23 individually designed bedrooms and 3 rosette cuisine in the Riviera Restaurant.
Individual nights are available to book in a classic room on a bed and breakfast basis for Thursday 4th October at £155, Friday 5th October at £180, Saturday 6th October at £260, and Sunday 7th October at £175. Anyone booking for these dates will receive a 20% discount from their food bill in our Riviera restaurant. Room upgrades will be available from £15. (enquire on booking).
Prices for a minimum of two nights’ stay in a classic room from 4th to 7th October are £305 bed and breakfast with 10% off when dining, and you can add a third night for £140. The bookings need to be made direct with Leverhulme Hotel and are not available through any agencies. Full payment is required on booking and is non-refundable and non-transferable. To make your reservation telephone 0151 644 6655 or email [email protected]
After their two previous successful visits to Liverpool, the world’s leading street theatre company, Royal De Luxe are putting on an unmissable and jaw dropping visual feast with their very special Giants performance, entitled ‘Liverpool’s Dream’.
For the first time however, the Giants are coming to Wirral! They are set to wake up at 11.15 am on Friday 5th October at Fort Perch Rock in New Brighton and will walk along Marine Promenade onto Coastal Drive towards Kings Parade to have a siesta. They wake up again at 3pm at the Dips, head along King’s Parade and Marine Promenade, Tower Promenade and Magazine Promenade. You can then see them again in Liverpool on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th. (all timings approximate).
Leverhulme Hotel is ideally located for easy access to both New Brighton and Liverpool. Our professional and helpful staff will have all the latest travel information to get you to your preferred location.
Built in 1891, our historic 5 star hotel has a most interesting background and is linked to two of the region’s most influential families who helped put Wirral on the map.
Come and be ‘At Home’ with us at the stunning Grade II listed Hillbark Hotel & Spa in Royden Park and learn about the fascinating history of one of Wirral’s finest architectural treasures.
10.30AM – Morning Tea & Coffee with homemade pastries
11AM – Historical tour of the building and grounds
12:15PM – Freshly prepared lunch
2PM – Depart
£20 per person
*Includes exclusive goody bag
*All tours include some stairs due to the nature of the building
Upcoming available dates include:
January 24th – Fully booked
February 21st – Fully booked
March 21st – Fully booked
FRENCH MEDITERRANEAN, LIGURIAN AND NIÇOISE CUISINE
Combining the best fresh and seasonal ingredients, our Chef team will offer an inspired yet simple and delicious interpretation of French Mediterranean, Ligurian and Niçoise cuisine.With culinary influences of the Côte d’Azur, our main goal is for simple, flavour packed food, all served in a relaxed environment for our guests.
Available seven days. For more information or to book please call our reservation team on 0151 625 240010am – 10.30pm