Bebington As A Place To Live

Bebington is a small town with a population around 14,000 on the eastern side of the Wirral Peninsula and lying 5 miles (8 km) south of Liverpool along the River Mersey. Nearby towns include Birkenhead and Wallasey to the northwest and Heswall to the southwest.

Bebington History

Bebington is believed to be the site of the “Birth of England” following an English victory at The Battle of Brunanburh in 937 and reputed to be “the greatest single battle in Anglo-Saxon history before the Battle of Hastings”. In fact, the actual battleground is believed now to be picturesque Brackenwood Municipal Golf Club.

Bebington Places of interest

The town’s Anglican St Andrew’s Church is a Grade 1 listed building, recognized as possibly the finest old parish church on the Wirral and dating back to the 1300’s.

Within Bebington lies a possible future World Heritage Site, Port Sunlight Village (picture to the right courtesy of, one of England’s 1st garden villages built specifically for workers by the major soap products manufacturer, Lever Brothers. Other notable nearby places of interest include Spital and Storeton Villages; both very pleasant residential areas with rural aspects.

Bebington Schools

There are 8 local schools; Wirral Grammar School for Boys, Wirral Grammar School for Girls, St. John Plessington Catholic College, Higher Bebington Junior School, Bebington High Sports College, Brackenwood Junior School, Stanton Road Primary School, St Andrew’s Primary School, Town Lane Infants School, Church Drive Primary School.

Bebington Amenities & Attractions

Brackenwood Municipal Golf Club of 18 holes.
The Oval Leisure Centre, famous for recreating the main athletics stadium of the 1924 Paris Olympics in the film “Chariots of Fire”, has a wide variety of indoor and outdoor sporting facilities, including a dry ski slope.
Lady Lever Art Gallery.
Close to some wonderful countryside for walkers and cyclists alike.

Bebington places to eat and drink

Home of the annual “Wirral Food & Drink Festival” Bebington also offers a wide range of good quality restaurants and bars, either in the town or local countryside. Notable is “The Three Stags”, a very popular pub/restaurant.

Bebington transport

The town and surrounding area is very well served in being close to the M53 motorway, as well as having Mersey Rail stations at Bebington and Spital, providing regular services to Liverpool and Chester. There is a frequent bus network, both for local transportation and to/from Liverpool and Chester.

Other places to live on the Wirral

Whilst this page focuses on Bebington, why not take a look at some of the other places to live on the Wirral.

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