Travelling around New Brighton
Much like its popular Southern namesake, fun and exciting times await at the seaside resort of New Brighton.
Situated on the north-eastern tip of the Wirral Peninsula, the area is located where the River Mersey meets the Irish Sea. A wondrous place filled with things to see and do, you can spend hours exploring everything from the beaches to the pier and listed buildings.
New Brighton is easy to reach via rail, road and even boat. Arriva bus services operate frequently both to and from New Brighton, bringing access to many places, such as Liverpool, Birkenhead and Wallasey.
Before becoming a popular seaside resort, the area was well-known for both smuggling and wrecking. It’s even rumoured that underground cellars and tunnels still exist to this day
It was the Liverpool Merchant James Atherton who had a vision of transforming the area into a popular seaside resort, just like Brighton in the south. He bought a substantial amount of land in 1830 to make his dream came true and the area soon went from strength to strength, becoming hugely popular in the latter half of the 19th century.
The New Brighton Tower was built In 1900. the tallest in the country at the time. The area’s success continued with the Tower ballroom hosting concerts by the likes of The Beatles in the 1960s.