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Am arriving in Birkenhead from ferry at 0630 and am leaving 1604 Liverpool Lime Street by train. Will it be possible timewise to visit Tranmere Rovers, travel on Mersey Ferry Yellow Duckmarine Williamson Tunnels and Crosby Antony Gormley and is it logistically easy/

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The main problem you have here is you will lose about 2-3 hours ???

from your arrival at Birkenhead at 6.30am the only thing you could do before 9.00am is go on the Mersey ferry however you won't get the usual tourist type trip, at that time of the morning you will be in the morning work run

The likes of Tranmere Rovers, depending on what exactly you want to do here would not open/function till 9.00-9.30am, however if you just wanted to walk round the ground, well you could do this first thing ???

you could probably do all you mention above, however you'll be cutting it fine, with not much time to spare any ware

if you want to see Antony Gormley's another place, you could hop on the Merseyrail (Northern line) to Waterloo, then a short stroll down to the beach

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Does Prenton Park open to the public as a "tourist attraction" ???

And I assume you are coming in to Birkenhead on the ferry from Ireland ???

Do you know it's a bit of a "hike" from the ferry terminal to Birkenhead centre ???

The Yellow Duckmarine tour is great and takes about an hour. But...

...what day are you coming on? You might have to pre-book to make sure you get on when you want to. It is not a "walk-on" tour bus!

Williamson Tunnels is 1.5 miles out from the centre - how are you going to get there? You need at least 2 hours to that that excursion; so forget it and do it another time.

I like the things you want to do in such a short space of time but, you haven't got the time......

Edited: 17 November 2011, 00:59
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P.S. Tranmere and Crosby aren't in Liverpool.

How quirky is that ? ;-0

P.P.S. the Mersey Ferry River Cruise last nearly an hour; so add on 15 mins either side to get to and from the ferry, so that's 1 and and a half hours....!!!

Edited: 17 November 2011, 01:14
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As the others have said, part of the problem is that you've got about 3 hours when there won't be much you can do. I think it's doable, but you'll need to be organised. Some suggestions:

Check the times of the tides for the day you will be here, because it will be pointless visiting the Gormley statues at high tide - then organise your day around this. Aim to be on Crosby or Waterloo bridge between low tide and midway between low tide and high tide. This link will help you with public transport: www.sefton.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=6216

In many ways it is better to go on the commuter ferry rather than the tourist one - it is quicker and you have the real experience of it. Maybe you could do this first - but stay on it until you get back to Birkenhead. This will kill some time until Prenton Park opens - if it opens to public at all.

Then take the train over to Liverpool and organise your day around the best time to go to Crosby. I've given you a link to help with public transport to Crosby Beach, but, if you have enough cash and if you don't do it during the rush hour, it may be quicker to get a taxi up to the beach, and either get the train or another taxi back.

If necessary, get a taxi to the tunnels - it's not very far, but you are short time, so don't faff about with public transport or walking. Ring them in advance to find out how long a visit takes. In winter, the tunnels are closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

The Duckmarine tour takes about an hour, but is well worth it - you will get a good idea of the central parts of Liverpool from land and water.

It's tight timewise, but with enough research, and depending on the tides, I think it is possible to do it all.

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Ronaldaroo

Crosby is in Liverpool postcode is L23 L means Liverpool ?????????????

And well worth a visit too 15 mins on the Northern line train a nicer way to see Anthony Gormleys Another place is get off next stop after Crosby , Hall Rd and it is a nicer walk down to the beach for an extra 5 mins on the train .

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Crosby might have a Liverpool Post code but it's not in the City of Liverpool. Southport has a Preston postcode but we are approx 20 miles from Preston!!!!

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Ronaldaroo

Dont go to Southport !

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That may be the case, and postcodes don't necessarily reflect the location of a place. But it's pedantic to say that Crosby isn't in Liverpool just because its political district is Sefton - Crosby is very much a part of the city, whereas Southport (also in Sefton) is a completely separate town.

Edited: 21 November 2011, 17:18
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oh my .... what a debate we are having re crosby being part of liverpool......(.part of merseyside is the correct definition) but who cares....any who lives in crosby or even bootle for that matter will always tell people they live in liverpool !!

re the visit to another place by antony gormley... you need to take a train from birkenhead to moorfields(liverpool) 5mins ....then change onto northern line... take southport train to blundelsands or hall road station( 20mins) its then 5min walk to crosby beach from either... check tide times as previous post suggested.....buy one ticket right through which will be £4.60 all zones day ticket ..(.cant travel before 9.30)...this is also valid on most buses..the whole journey will take approx 35mins each way. well worth a visit... enjoy

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10. Re: Liverpool Quirky

i'd ditch the williamson tunnels. the duck is good