Below you can find some travel directions. If you plan to fly to or from either Manchester or Liverpool airport, please check connecting train and metro times, as transport doesn’t run all night.
On the M53, take the A554 exit, junction 1, towards Wallasey / Birkenhead. Continue on the A554 along Hoylake Road, turn right down Worcester Road and then right again up Wilding Way. The Observatory is at the top of the lane.
From Manchester Airport:
You can take a train from the airport to Liverpool Lime Street, then follow instructions below. It’ll take just under two hours and cost around £21. For cheaper tickets than at the station, try: Trainline – sometimes cheaper than national rail.
From Liverpool John Lennon Airport:
Take the bus to Liverpool South Parkway. From Parkway, take a train to Liverpool Central , then follow instructions below. The total journey is about an hour, and costs under £7. (Ask for a ‘day saver’ including Birkenhead.)
From Liverpool Central or Liverpool Lime Street:
Take the metro, in the direction of New Brighton or West Kirby. You can get off at Birkenhead North. This will take about 12 minutes. It is about a 20-minute walk to the Observatory, which includes the small hill of Wilding Way. If you have any accessibility issues, please contact us in advance of your journey, or alternatively ring Argyle Taxi Service on: 0044 151 201 1111
The metro starts around 06:30 and finishes around 23:30. If you are travelling outside of these times, you could take a taxi from Lime Street or William Brown Street. This will cost around £20-£25 and will include tunnel tolls.
How to get here
Wilding Way, at the foot of Bidston Hill - keep going straight!
Bidston Observatory, Wilding Way, Prenton, CH43 7RA