With its long seafaring history Birkenhead is a fascinating place to visit. And it's not just the town itself that is worth exploring but the surrounding area too and that's where car hire comes into its own, allowing you to visit Liverpool, just across the river, or the beautiful county of Cheshire.
The town itself is home to a 12th century Benedictine monastery, and it was the monks there who were responsible for the setting up of the first Mersey ferry.
It also has a sizeable Victorian park which inspired New York's Central Park. It was the first publicly funded park in the UK and well worth a visit.
Enjoy your visit to the area, and make the most of your Birkenhead car rental to see as much as you can of this key area in Britain's naval and industrial history.
This content was last reviewed on 08/11/2021