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Above is a virtual tour of West Kirby - Use the right hand button on
the toolbar to view the tour in full screen. Abbey House Apartment Hotel
is located Very close to the Church which you can see if you follow
a line from Hilbre island. To the right is the Royal Liverpool Golf
Course host to the 2006 Open Golf Championship.
West kirby is a great place to visit but does not have many places
to stay. There are no formal hotels and only a few guest houses or bed
and breakfast establishments.
Abbey House Apartment Hotel is one of the few and is perhaps the best
situated of all being close to West Kirby Station, the Shops, the Marine
lake and beach.
The name West Kirby is of Viking origin, originally Kirkjubyr, meaning
'village with a church'.
West Kirby is located on the north west corner of the coast of the
Wirral Peninsula, Merseyside, England, at the mouth of the River Dee
across from the Point of Ayr in North Wales. To the north east of the
town is Hoylake, with the suburbs of Grange and Newton to the east,
and the village of Caldy to the south east. As of the 2001 Census, the
population of West Kirby was 7,680, and as part of the West Kirby &
Thurstaston Ward, its population in 2001 was 12,869.
Windsurfing, sailing and kayaking are all popular local sports. In
October 1991, the World Windsurfing Speed Record was set on the West
Kirby Marine Lake at 42.16 knots. It was held for 2 years until it was
beaten in Australia.
There is also an RNLI Lifeboat Station near West
Kirby Sailing Club.
Liverpool Golf Club, a links course sited between West Kirby and
Hoylake, hosted the 2006 British Open.