The visitor to Parkgate will find it a bustling and unusual place; a long straight road bounded on one side by a sandstone sea wall and a huge (10,000 hectare) expanse of salt marsh.

parkgatehightide-150x150Views stretch over the 4 mile wide Dee estuary, a well known bird reserve, to the hills of North Wales.

On sunny days visitors flock to this Conservation Area for the views, the award-winning ice creams, locally caught shrimps, renowned bird watching, leisurely lunches in the cafés, pubs and restaurants and a walk along the Parade.

Several times a year when the tides are high the sea reaches the wall, flushing out many small creatures, thus attracting birds of prey and more bird watchers!

In 2016 the Donkey Stand was refurbished, and seven plaques were placed on interesting buildings. These and other buildings are described in Parkgate Heritage Trail (£2 from Mozkitos and Nicholls).

More information:

Some short walks in Parkgate

Parkgate history

Parkgate Audio Trail