Despite sitting on the banks of the River Mersey, Birkenhead cannot claim the fame of its cousin across the water. Nonetheless, if you intend to tour the surrounding areas of Liverpool, the North Wales coast or Birkenhead itself, it is a great place to base your activities. Arriving by air at the John Lennon Airport Liverpool, or by rail from the south, you will arrive at Hamilton Square Underground Station in Birkenhead, which is part of the Wirral line rail network. Your nearest Enterprise Rent-A-Car office is situated at The Turner Buildings, on St Pauls Road. Leaving Hamilton Square station, a tram or bus ride will have you at St Pauls Road in less than 15 minutes, and by taxi in around eight. Or, if you’re still feeling energetic after all your travelling, a gentle walk along the A41 New Chester Road will get you there in around 30 minutes. Birkenhead is also a popular stopover for those travelling on to Dublin or Belfast by ferry. With fewer visitors than its more prestigious neighbour, all forms of accommodation are plentiful and attractively priced. Birkenhead has some great places of interest. Enjoy its preserved WWII German submarine, museums, historical buildings, parks, cinema, Play Planet and gardens – there is something of interest for the whole family. Take a day out and travel a little further afield. Using the Queensway or Kingsway tunnels from Birkenhead or Wallasey, you can drive under the River Mersey and be in Liverpool in a matter of minutes to soak up the atmosphere of the home of the Beatles.