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The attractive village of Caldy lies on the west side of the Wirral Peninsula located to the south east of the resort of West Kirby. It developed around the old village and manor which dates from the late 17th century. The village is mentioned in the Domesday Book, when it recorded as being owned by one Hugh of Mere.
Until the onset of the twentieth century, Caldy was a farming village. However, The Caldy Manor Estates Company divided the land into smaller building plots, and from here the north of England's most exclusive residential village emerged.
Nearby Caldy Hill, is an area of heath and woodland on a sandstone outcrop. Reported to be the highest point on the Wirral, the hill ascends to 260 feet and has a view-finder, mounted on a stone plinth, at the summit. It boasts superb views views over the Dee Estuary to Hilbre Island and the Irish Sea with more distant views of the mountains of Snowdonia to the west and and the Pennine hills to the east. On a very clear day the Lake District can be sighted to the north.
Nearby places of interest
Red Rocks Nature Reserve situated to the west of Hoylake and adjacent to the beautiful Dee Estuary and an important site for nature conservation on the Wirral Peninsula.
West Kirby stands on the estuary of the River Dee at the northwest corner of the coast of the Wirral Peninsula. The name West Kirby is of Viking origin, originally Kirkjubyr, meaning 'village with a church'. The town was mentioned in the Domesday Book.
Thursaston Common a popular spot with walkers for the superb views, at just 90m above sea level, it offers some of the best the Wirral has to offer, from the summit of Thurstaston Hill the views encompass the Dee Estuary and the hills of Wales.
Leasowe Lighthouse Constructed of hand made brick in 1763 by the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board, Leasowe Lighthouse on the Wirral Peninsula is the oldest brick built lighthouse in the United Kingdom.