Local Attractions

Located just 20 minutes from Chester and Liverpool - Thornton Hall is the ideal base for your Short Break.

The Wirral, Liverpool City Region and Chester & Cheshire all have so much to offer. We have great deals with local attractions, including Chester Zoo and Ness Botanical Gardens.

Golf on the Wirral

Wirral is home to more than 15 exceptional courses ideal for all levels of skill.  Home to the Open Championship in 2006 and again in 2014, Royal Liverpool Golf Club is one of the most famous in Golfing circles.  Click here to see our golf page

Attractions in Liverpool

The new Echo Arena, and BT Convention Centre; Liverpool is hosting some fantastic events with big name stars appearing on stage, click here to see what's on. Thornton Hall is ideally located for you to enjoy a show and the next day visit Chester or spend the day relaxing in our fabulous Spa.

Liverpool is home to the Liverpool One Shopping district including many big name stores such as John Lewis and Debenhams.  Also on the terrace overlooking Chevasse Park and the Albert Docks there are many Restaurants for you to enjoy a leisurely lunch and a break from the shops. 

Liverpool is the birthplace of the Beatles - probably the most famous band in history. The Beatles story Museum at the Albert Dock is definitely worth a visit and you can take the Magical Mystery Tour or the Duck Tour around the city to see the many sites and landmarks.

Attractions in Chester

Visit the ancient City of Chester,  steeped in history - walk the Roman Walls surrounding the city centre.  Take a boat trip on the River Dee,  or a walk along the banks if you prefer dry land.

Great shopping combined with sophisticated restaurants and bars make Chester one of the great tourist cities in the country.

and....if you like a flutter on the horses,  what better break than a visit to the races combined with one of our Spa Breaks.  Click here for race fixtures

Wirral Peninsula

The Wirral Peninsular is located between the Rivers Dee and Mersey with docks and many tourist attractions overlooking the Mersey and in contrast rolling countryside with many different attractions overlooking the Dee.  This diverse area is home to Port Sunlight,  the village built by the Lever Soap Manufacturers in the last century to house the factory workers in what was then luxury surroundings with fantastic facilities for their families.  Port Sunlight now has a museum Port Sunlight Vision where you can revisit the golden era of the factory and see what made this village so special.  

Whether you are looking to walk on Thurstaston Common,  watch birds along the banks of the Dee (RSPB reserve) or see the seals off Hilbre Island Wirral has so much to do and see....will a short break be long enough?

Thornton Hall is located in the picturesque village of Thornton Hough,  originally a small settlement dating back to doomesday times,  it was then adopted as the family seat of the Leverhulme Family (Founders of the Lever Soap empire) where many of the buildings date from.   Take a relaxing wander to the village green or maybe a bike ride along the milleneum route through the village.

Check availability above, or call reservations on 0151 353 3717

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