Planning your visit

Please see our events page for opening times, and our contact page for contact details. Private tours can be arranged on request.

The weather forecasts from the Met Office predict visibility and the probability of precipitation (i.e. rain, hail or snow). The views from the lamp room are best appreciated on days when the visibility is Very Good or Excellent.

Getting to Bidston Lighthouse

By car

Road Sign - Wilding Way
Please note that Bidston Lighthouse is approached by Wilding Way, which runs uphill from Boundary Road, near where Boundary Road crosses Worcester Road and Vyner Road North.
Warning: If using satnavs, don’t rely on our postcode (CH43 7RA) taking you to the right place, and many satnavs with older maps don’t know about Wilding Way. If you find yourself on Eleanor Road, you are on the wrong side of Bidston Hill – you’ll need to drive back around Vyner Road North (past the windmill) , turn left onto Boundary Road, then left again immediately up Wilding Way. Drive all the way to the top.  Detailed directions are available in PDF format here.

Parking. There are parking spaces available for 3 vehicles near the lighthouse itself. Park near the flag gate, front to the wall. Please do not block access to the Observatory. Overflow parking can usually be arranged.

By bus

The closest bus stops are on Hoylake Road, near the intersection of Worcester Road. Allow for a 10-minute walk (if you’re fit) from Hoylake Road, along Worcester Road then Wilding Way. It’s uphill all the way.

By train

The closest train station is Birkenhead North. Allow 20-25 minutes for the uphill walk from Birkenhead North Station. The walk from Bidston Station is pleasant, but slightly longer.

If using the Merseytravel Journey Planner, we recommend you enter our postcode CH43 7RA as your destination.