All the information about Southport including things to do & a visitor guide. Southport lies on the Irish sea coast in North West England, just 17 miles north from Liverpool and 15 miles south from Preston on the southern side of the mouth of the Ribble estuary. The town became popular as a tourist destination at the turn of the 19th century as it was easy to access from the nearby Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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About The Area

Its got fantastic train links to Liverpool (45 minutes) and Manchester (75 minutes) with trains running from the town on a regular basis and the Liverpool John Lennon Airport just a 45 minute drive away.

Things to do and see in Southport are largely focused on family entertainment but people of all ages will enjoy what it has to offer. The historic Southport pier features is the second longest seaside pier in the country and has its very own tramway, and the main street through the town, Lord Street, was once home to Napoleon III of France – which can be seen in the French inspired architecture still in place on the street.

South of the town there are extensive sand dunes that make for a beautiful spot to walk in and the Ainsdale dunes have been designated as a national nature reserve and Ramsar site.

Things To Do

The Southport Tourist Department has produced a great guide giving lots of information about the town and some of the events taking place. You can browse through the guide by following the link below:

  • Southport Model Railway Village
  • Red Squirrel Sanctuary
  • Splashworld Southport
  • Southport Pleasureland
  • British Lawnmower Museum
  • Southport Botanical Gardens
  • Hesketh Park
  • Southport Theatre & Convention Centre
  • The Atkinson
  • Southport Little Theatre

For a full guide, please click on the following link:  Southport 2022 Visitor Guide

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Places To Eat

Southport has many restaurants and places to eat. We have listed some of them below:

  • Bliss Kitchen
  • Bold Hotel Bar & Grill
  • The Hungry Monk
  • Nostalgia Tea Rooms
  • Auberge Brasserie
  • Bistrot Verite
  • Chez Moi
  • Gusto Trattoria
  • Lords Cafe Bar

For a full list, please click on the following link:  Southport 2022 Restaurant Guide

There’s a whole host of things to do in Southport from its nationally recognised independent Flower Show held every August, to its annual air show which takes place over the beach. The town is located close to a huge number of popular golf courses and has lots of entertainment to offer thanks to its retail and leisure parks, its Pleasureland Resort and the Kings Gardens on the seafront which is home to a fantastic play area and Southport’s very own model railway and miniature railway line.

If you would like to ask us any questions, please contact the Hotel.