Guide to Bromborough
Schools in the Bromborough area are generally rated ‘good’ – with outstanding options available from Nursery through to Sixth Form within a short journey. The Bromborough area is also within two miles of the Wirral Grammar School for Girls and Wirral Grammar School for Boys which are both highly sought after same sex academy schools with ‘outstanding’ Ofsted reports.
With a wealth of great schools in the area, there is plenty of opportunity for children to gain a fantastic education from start to finish, making the area an attractive place for young couples and families which are looking for a place to settle down and raise children.
You can find a full list of the schools available to Bromborough residents here.
With half a dozen well rated doctors surgeries and plenty of private and NHS dentists, Bromborough is well served for your day to day medical needs. However, though obviously the hope is that we never need them, residents of Bromborough are also within a short drive of Arrowe Park and Clatterbridge Hospitals.
All facilities in the Bromborough area fall within the remit of the NHS Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), this means that care in Bromborough is delivered in accordance with their stated mission to ‘commission high quality services which enable the people of Wirral to improve their own health and well being.’
You can find out more about the NHS Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group here.
It would be easy to point out Bromborough’s links to Chester, Liverpool and Manchester, three cities with great reputations for restaurants, or the Michelin Starred Fraiche just a fifteen minute drive away, but there are plenty of great eateries in Bromborough itself. In fact, with steakhouses, Italian and Mediterranean, Indian, Tapas, Chinese and more the small town of Bromborough can take you on a 4-5 star journey around the world without having to get into a car.
Whether you’re looking for an evening meal, a bite to eat at a café or a traditional pub lunch, you’ll find all of your needs catered to all within Bromborough itself.
Connected by road to Chester, Liverpool and Manchester, Bromborough is on the doorstep of three thriving northern cities, all within an easily commutable drive of between 20 and 45 minutes – which opens up a wealth of opportunity for jobs throughout the Northwest.
Bromborough also has two train stations – both on the Wirral Line – operated by MerseyRail, one of the least expensive and best performing networks in the UK. National rail connections can be found at both the Chester and Liverpool ends of the line.
For international travel, Bromborough is situated just over half an hour’s drive from Liverpool John Lennon Airport and just over 35 miles from Manchester Airport, with Liverpool providing flights to the majority of European countries, while Manchester offers flights globally.
Bromborough dates from at least the 12th Century – though fragments of an Anglo-Saxon cross (which was reconstructed and can be seen at the parish church St. Barnabas) suggest the area was inhabited much further back – as were the surrounding towns and villages – and a watermill on the nearby River Dibbin was recorded in the Anglo-Saxon Domesday Book and operated until 1940 before being demolished in 1949.
In 1278, King Edward I granted the monks of St Werburgh’s Abbey a charter for a market which would be held each Monday near the Bromborough Cross – a replica of which was gifted to the town by the Bromborough Society and placed on the original 13th Century steps.
The Wirral has a wealth of public parks and green spaces that are perfect for kids and pets – and Bromborough is no different, with Brotherton Nature Park is a beautiful and well loved local park which offers the peace and quiet we all need at the end of a busy week.
However, if the outdoors is not your thing – there are plenty of art galleries and museums within a short journey, including model village of Port Sunlight, The Lady Lever Art Gallery, the Wirral Transport Museum and Heritage Tramway and much more.
All this, and just a short drive away are three beautiful cities and – not much further – the rolling hills of the Welsh countryside are easily within reach of a day trip.
For those that consider themselves a bit of a party animal, the nightlife of Bromborough may not prove much of a draw, but fortunately the nightlife, concerts and more on offer in two nearby cities which are regularly voted among the top 10 best in the UK will be a little more to their liking – and Liverpool and Manchester are both within an affordable distance in a late night taxi (with a little help from your friends).
Alternatively, you can catch the latest blockbuster at the Odeon Luxe, a state-of-the-art cinema a quick trip away, or relax for a day of total, pampered indulgence at the four star rated Leverhulme Hotel & Spa in nearby Bebington.
You’re never too far from a health or beauty salon on the Wirral, and Bromborough is no different. There are nail salons, tanning parlours, hairdressers and more – so you’ll never struggle to prepare for an interview or a night out as a resident of Bromborough – and there are spas and pamper days available within a matter of miles.
While neighbouring Birkenhead may rank in the top 10 for salon density per square kilometre, Bromborough has more than enough on offer to ensure you’ll find a regular salon for all of your health and beauty needs – from basic maintenance to the full transformations that only professionals can provide.
On the Bromborough stretch of the A41, you’ll find The Croft Retail and Leisure Park which will satisfy most cravings for a little retail therapy, with 1200 free car parking providing ease of access to the 450,000 square feet park filled with stores of all kinds, restaurants and leisure activities.
If that doesn’t prove enough, however, then avid shoppers may want to take a short road trip to LiverpoolONE, the nearby city’s shopping complex, or to Manchester’s giant Trafford Centre – both easily accessible shopping parks with everything even the most committed shopaholic could demand of their shopping trips.
As with most of the UK, Bromborough is within walking distance of the usual major supermarket chains, and a quick drive to larger Tesco and Aldi stores, with a Marks & Spencer on the local retail park. There is also the nearby Vineyard Farm which offers sustainable, locally sourced fresh produce and handmade sweet and savoury baked goods, a place you can either grab a large part of your week’s shopping, or a few special items as a treat.
In addition, while the town is as well served by chain supermarkets as one could expect, there are also independently owned butchers and greengrocers allowing you the choice to buy your favourite brands or something more artisanal.
Did You Know?
- The market charter issued by Edward I set the market around the cross in the hope that the religious iconography would serve to promote ‘honest dealing’. The cross also served as a gathering place for local farm hands and labourers looking for work.
- The Grade 2 listed parish church of St. Barnabas is in the Gothic Revival style and was built between 1862-1864, the grounds have been home to a church since the 10th Century and in the churchyard are three carved stones dating to the Anglo-Saxon period which have been reconstructed to form a traditional Anglo-Saxon cross.
- Bromborough train station will celebrate its 180th birthday in 2021, having opened one year after the Chester to Birkenhead Railway.