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Visitor guide 2016 SPECTACULAR EVENTS | FAMILY FUN | STYLISH SHOPPING


Southport England’s Classic R

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A contemporary and vibrant seaside resort that offers some of the best shopping in the North West, fantastic events, beautiful beaches and not one but seven world-class golf courses within an hour’s drive! There’s plenty of accommodation to choose from whether you’re staying for one night or five – indulge in luxurious four star hotels, keep it cosy in a traditional B & B, or relax in a boutique guest house – you’re sure to find what you’re looking for.

Whether it’s for a short break or day trip - Southport offers something for everyone, along with the warmest of welcomes!

Resort…

4 - 5 Vibrant Lord Street 6 - 7 Keep on Shopping 8 - 9 Let us Entertain You 10 - 11 …And There’s Even More 12 - 13 Family Fun 14 - 15 Out and About 16 - 17 Smiles of Golden Sands 18 - 19 The Great Outdoors 20 - 21 Coast and Country 22 - 23 Mummies, Music and More 24 - 25 Wine and Dine 26 - 27 Par for the Course 28 - 29 Around and About 30 How to get to Southport 35 Accommodation Listing 36 - 46 Accommodation 47 - 49 Useful Contacts 50 - 51 Southport Town Map

For help and advice when you’re in Southport, visit the Tourist Information Team, situated in: The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, PR8 1DB Call them on 01704 533333 email info@visitsouthport.com or go to www.visitsouthport.com Follow VisitSouthport on: Please scan

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Lord Street has been Southport’s most famous landmark since the town gained popularity as a genteel seaside resort in Victorian times. This charming boulevard offers an almost continental feel with canopied shops on one side of the street and tranquil gardens and fountains on the other. Independent and high quality shops nestle amongst tea rooms, cafes and restaurants, many with outdoor dining areas where you can sit and watch the world go by.

Glorious period décor and a stunning glass-domed roof make Wayfarers Arcade a must on your list of things to do – there are over 30 independent shops here ranging from traditional sweets to bridal gowns. And anyone with an interest in antiques and collectables should head for Royal Arcade where they’ll be able to try to find ‘the real deal’. Allow plenty of time though as there are two floors to explore!

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Keep on Shopping

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It’s easy to see why Southport is such a popular shopping destination – there’s just so much to choose from! Chapel Street is adjacent to Lord Street and it’s here that you’ll find high street brands and national names. The street is pedestrianised so no need to worry about the traffic and Cambridge Arcade, Cambridge Walks and Marble Place are all well worth a visit too. Just a couple of minutes walk away from Chapel Street is Wesley Street, home to some of the prettiest shops in Southport and affectionally known as ‘The Village in the Town’.

If it’s bargains and locally sourced produce you’re looking for then visit Southport Indoor Market Hall on King Street. The surrounding Market Quarter has niche shops and both are just a minute’s walk from Lord Street and Chapel Street. Why not combine a little beachcombing with some retail therapy? Ocean Plaza is situated on the seafront and has a great mix of retail and leisure with a multiplex cinema, hotel and Premier Bowl – along with 1200 parking spaces.

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With such an amazing event calendar, there’s always something to look forward to in Southport, so whether it’s gardening, sport, music, aircraft or fireworks, there’s bound to be something of interest. Jazz on a Winter’s Weekend gets the year off to a great start with music from a variety of artists performing at the Royal Clifton Hotel on Southport’s Promenade. The world’s most famous steeplechase gallops into Aintree in April, so make a date in your diary for the Crabbie’s Grand National – three days of thrilling horseracing… and great people-watching too! Then in May come along to the first-ever Southport Festival which will celebrate fashion, arts & culture and music (including a great line-up of fantastic jazz).

In June give your taste-buds a treat and bring them along to Victoria Park where there’ll be three days of culinary heaven on offer at the Southport Food & Drink Festival. Live cookery demonstrations, a food village, trade stands and children’s entertainment… and completely free to enter! Later in June, the Woodvale Rally takes place in the park, with activites taking part over two action-packed days. Southport also marks the British Armed Forces Day each year, honouring both the fallen and veterans of conflict over the years. In August, Victoria Park plays host to its largest event when the Southport Flower Show takes place over four fantastic days. There’s so much more to the show than flowers though, with crafts, artisan foods, books, wood-turning, bee keeping… the list is endless so allow plenty of time when you go!

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EVENT

1 January

The Fernley

5 – 7 February

Jazz on a Winter’s Weekend

7 February

Southport Mad Dog 10k

27 March

Southport Fashion Show

7 – 9 April

Crabbie’s Grand National

6 – 9 May

Southport Festival (inc. Southport Jazz Festival)

6 – 8 June

Southport Food & Drink Festival

18 & 19 June

Woodvale Rally

25 June

British Armed Forces Day

18 – 21 August

Southport Flower Show

10 & 11 September

Southport Air Show

17 & 18 September

24 Hour Yacht Race

30 Sept – 2 October

British Musical Fireworks Championship

October

The Southport Comedy Festival

October/November

Spookport

November

Round Table Fireworks Display

November

Southport Christmas Lights Switch On

Please note that all dates are provisional and events may be subject to change – please go to www.visitsouthport.com for the latest information.

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Southport Air Show jets into the town in September with two days of spectacular aerial displays taking place over the miles of golden sand on the seafront. There’s plenty of fun on land too, with an Air Show Village crammed with simulators, model aircraft, military vehicles and stalls. October has two great family events with the British Musical Fireworks Championship leading the way at the beginning of the month – three evenings of the UK’s top pyrotechnic teams thrilling the crowds with choreographed displays to all kinds of music.

Later in the month there’ll be all-manner of spooky goings on when ‘Spookport’ gets into the spirit of Halloween with a week of child friendly activities – including a parade through the town centre! If you’re looking for something a little more ‘grown up’ then ten days of side splitting comedy await you at the Southport Comedy Festival! And with the Christmas Lights Switch-on in November and plenty of festive fun from pantos to markets in December there’s more than enough to keep you entertained until the end of the year.

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Family Fun

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Take a walk along the UK’s second longest Grade ll listed Pier which has wonderful panoramic views of the beach and coastline. While you’re there, visit the Pavilion which has a licensed café, traditional ‘penny-in-the-slot’ machines and information about the history of Southport. Or, if you prefer to take things a little easier, the road train runs frequent trips from the Pier Forecourt. Silcock’s Funland has been entertaining visitors for many years and has a great selection of the latest video and arcade

games – and when you’re peckish you can treat yourself to some traditional fish & chips followed by a delicious ice-cream. What you’ll first see though, is the beautifully restored 100-year-old Carousel with its brightly coloured hobby horses – hard for anyone to resist. Fancy a dip? Dunes Splash World is an all weather water park that’s open throughout the year and maintained at a constant temperature of 84 degrees Fahrenheit. With raft rides, bubble spa and flumes, the whole family can enjoy a great time and those who prefer to stay dry can watch from the Poolside Café. Just across the road from Splash World, Southport Pleasureland is a free to enter family amusement park with a great mix of rides and games for all the family. For even more attractions, Ocean Plaza is home to a Vue multi-screen cinema, Playtown children’s play area and Premier Bowl & Laser where you can play tenpin bowling as well as Laser Quest – all on Southport’s sea-front but still only a few minutes’ walk away from the town centre.

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Just a few miles outside Southport is WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre where you can spend a few enjoyable hours in the peace and tranquility of an attraction dedicated to the protection and study of wildfowl and other wetland creatures. There are nature trails, birdwatching hides and in the summer months you can take a canoe safari or guided boat tour. One of the centre’s most popular events though, is the Whooper Swan feeding sessions which take place at around 3pm every day between November and March.

The farm also has three play areas, a playbarn and pedal tractors – a great way for youngsters to get around.

Just a couple of minutes from Martin Mere is Windmill Animal Farm where you can see how a working farm runs and there is a variety of farmyard animals including lambs, goats and pigs.

For those who prefer to get some fresh air and use pedal power, Southport has a great cycle hire scheme operating from both the train station and the Eco Visitor Centre – you can pick up cycle route maps from these points too, so that you can plan your route in advance.

Not far from Southport is Farmer Ted’s – a family attraction with soft play zones, café and farm animals for the children to meet. On October evenings though, the farm takes on a whole new persona when Farmaggedon takes over – it’s a very scary Halloween experience that’s not for the faint hearted – there’ll be lots of screaming!

Out and About

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Southport lies at the north end of a 22 mile stretch of beach and sand dunes beginning at Crosby, just north of Liverpool. Southport’s beach is home to the oldest iron pier in the UK and the second longest. On a clear day you can see as far as North Wales and the hills and mountains of the Lake District.

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Five minutes from Southport is Ainsdale beach, the town’s main bathing beach with RNLI lifeguards on duty during the summer months. Miles of sand dunes back onto the beach – great for cosy family picnics or for games of hide and seek. Ten minutes from Ainsdale is Formby, another fabulous beach. With plenty of car parking and a backdrop of dunes and Pinewoods it’s a lovely place for families to spend some time. RNLI lifeguards are also present here during the summer holidays.

At the south end of the borough of Sefton is Crosby Coastal Park which has a number of scenic pathways, a children’s play area and a marine lake. Here, you’ll also find Crosby Lakeside Activity Centre where you can take part in a variety of water sports, use the gym facilities or unwind in the Lakeside Bar & Bistro with a drink and tasty meal. The whole stretch of Sefton coastline, from Crosby to Southport, is a favourite for walkers and cyclists due to its generally flat terrain. Why not take a look at the ‘Walking & Cycling Guide’ in the info section at visitsouthport.com for some inspiration and sample routes?

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The Great Outdoors The town’s array of beautiful parks and gardens is just another reason to spend some time in Southport. They begin in the town centre with the gardens along Lord Street and extend out to the historic Botanic Gardens in Churchtown Village. Close to the town centre are Kings Gardens and Victoria Park. Kings Gardens have just benefited from a massive Heritage Lottery Fund investment, with a new children’s play area as well as the tastefully refurbished Venetian Bridge. Victoria Park’s expanse of lawns is great for ball games – and is also home to the Southport Flower

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Show and the British Musical Fireworks Championship. Hesketh Park is 15 minutes’ walk (or a few minutes’ drive) from the town centre and is the largest park in Southport as well as being home to one of the UK’s few remaining floral clocks. Feed the ducks on the lake and admire the variety of unique plants and flowers in the restored Victorian conservatory. There’s also a network of pathways running through ornamental gardens, a children’s play area, mini golf course and café. Churchtown Village, mentioned as far back as the Domesday Book, is home to

the Botanic Gardens. Originally opened in 1874 these glorious Victorian gardens are bursting with colourful floral displays. Winding through the park is the garden’s lake and a multitude of pathways. There’s also a Victorian fernery, aviary, children’s play area, gift shop and café, so there’s plenty to see and do for the whole family. Southport’s historic Lord Street is not only known for its Victorian canopied shops but also for its beautiful, landscaped gardens. They’re home to a number of fountains, water features and seated areas, making it the ideal spot to relax or have a picnic.

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Southport is surrounded by beautiful countryside, Pinewoods, sand dunes and wetlands. These diverse natural resources provide homes for a plethora of animals and birds including the Red Squirrel and the Natterjack Toad. Close to the centre of Southport is the Queen’s Jubilee Nature Trail – a wildlife haven in the town and just across the road from the Eco Visitor Centre which is an award winning building constructed with environmentally friendly materials. Both Southport’s secure coach park and park & ride service operate from the Eco Visitor Centre too. To the north of Southport, the sand dunes give way to the marshes of the Ribble Estuary, an internationally

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important site for water birds in the winter months. The Ribble Marshes National Nature Reserve and the RSPB’s Marshside Nature Reserve are the gateway to the estuary and well known for their spectacular displays of waterfowl. To the south of the town lies the Ainsdale & Birkdale dune system and the Ainsdale Sand Dunes National Nature Reserve. The dunes are the perfect habitat for more endangered creatures including the shy Sand Lizard and the pretty Dark Green Fritillary Butterfly. Fronting the dunes are Ainsdale’s popular beaches with ample car parking adjacent to the bathing areas. The Sands Lake Nature Trail with its boardwalk access is also situated nearby,

about 10 minutes south of Southport by car and is another area of natural beauty on the Sefton coast. Lifeboat Road, Formby, is 15 minutes from Southport and is where you’ll catch sight of the endearing Red Squirrel as it scampers through the Pinewoods. The beaches are also home to large numbers of wading birds during the winter months. There is excellent car parking and the beach is fully accessible – ideal for families wanting to explore the area. The National Trust site at Freshfield adjoins this area to the north, again with beach, dunes and you may catch a glimpse of the Red Squirrel here too.

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Southport’s Victorian and Edwardian heritage is clearly visible across the town centre and no more so than in Lord Street, the town’s main shopping street. With its wonderful architecture, relaxing gardens and bustling atmosphere it’s the ideal place to start your visit to Southport. Add to this theatres, art gallery, museum and parks & gardens and it’s easy to see why Southport has a great reputation for culture during both the day and evening. The Atkinson has a changing exhibitions and performance programme from renowned musicians, TV comedians, films, family activities and much more.

You can discover ancient Egypt in our interactive new Egyptology Gallery and hear the story of Sefton and its dramatic maritime history in the new museum Sefton Between Land & Sea – 10,000 years of Sefton’s Coast. To top it off it has a stunning shop and a unique Bakery serving great fresh, local light bites and delectable cakes that you just can’t say no to! The Atkinson is a fun, creative and varied day out whether with family or friends and for all ages. The Little Theatre on Hoghton Street, also in the town centre, offers an extensive programme of plays and performances and is home to many of the area’s amateur dramatic groups.

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The Southport Theatre and Convention Centre on Southport’s Promenade has a year-round programme of concerts and shows. From music, comedy and exhibitions to a traditional Christmas pantomime, the theatre caters for all tastes. For a quintessentially British attraction, look no further than Southport’s British Lawnmower Museum, recently extended and voted one of the top ten unusual museums to visit in the world. Home to over 300 restored exhibits of garden machinery belonging to the rich and famous, why not book a special guided tour for a unique experience and find out all you need to mow!

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Wine and Dine No matter what the reason for your visit to Southport – shopping, golf, or one of our great events, we’re sure you’ll work up an appetite. And with over 100 restaurants, tearooms, cafes and bars there are so many places to refuel and recharge your batteries. Whether you’re looking for fine dining, a cream tea or traditional seaside fish and chips, there’s a fantastic choice of eateries to choose from. Plus you’ll find a great selection of cuisines from Italian

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to Indian and Japanese to Thai – not forgetting traditional British of course. Many of the town’s restaurants are members of the Southport Restaurateurs Association, your guarantee of a quality dining experience. You can receive a free copy of their Southport Eating Out Guide by emailing your name and address to eatingoutguide@visitsouthport.com, or download a copy from visitsouthport.com.


And as the sun goes down, there’s even more fun to be had – from cosy pubs to stylish wine and tapas bars, there’s a great choice of places to while your night away. If ‘real ale’ is more your thing, then there’s a choice of traditional pubs to relax in with your favourite tipple. Looking for something more upbeat? Then visit one of the many music bars and nightspots in the town centre, or why not try your hand at some roulette or blackjack in the town’s casino?

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Southport is a veritable Mecca for sports lovers – world-class golf courses, superb sailing facilities and Aintree, one of the world’s most famous racecourses and home of The Grand National, is close by. Southport has a world-class reputation amongst both international and domestic golfers for the quality and variety of its links courses - and it lies right at the heart of England’s Golf Coast. There are 15 top clubs no more than an hour’s drive from the town, six of which are less than half an hour away – so why spend time on the motorway when you can spend it on the fairway. Royal Birkdale, just a few minutes’ drive from the town centre, has been ranked as England’s top golf course. It has hosted The Open no fewer than nine times and will be the venue for the 2017 tournament. Hillside, Hesketh, Southport & Ainsdale, Formby and West Lancashire are all excellent courses which are used as ‘Open’ qualifying courses as well as hosting tournaments in their own right. There’s plenty of

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accommodation in and around Southport too, making it the ideal base for your golfing trip. For more information and accommodation go to visitsouthport.com or book tee times online at englandsgolfcoast.com If sailing’s your thing, then Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre, just 25 minutes’ drive from Southport is a must visit. It’s the perfect place to try a variety of water sports. The Marine Lake in Southport also hosts the annual 24 Hour Yacht Race every September. Aintree Racecourse is where the worldfamous Grand National Steeplechase takes place - just a short drive from Southport. As well as the Grand National Festival, Aintree also holds a number of other race days. So whether you’re a regular race-goer or are looking for a day out with a difference, choose Southport as your base to stay when visiting this amazing racecourse.


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Around and about…

Heading out of town towards Liverpool, you will come to Birkdale Village, less than a mile from Southport town centre. Birkdale is home to a number of independent shops and several bars and restaurants many of which offer al fresco dining, giving the village a real continental feel. As you continue south you will pass Ainsdale and Formby villages, both worth a stop-off for some refreshments. Further along the coast is Crosby, home to Antony Gormley’s ‘Another 28

Place’ installation, as well as the Crosby Lakeside Activity Centre with its water sports centre, children’s playground and bistro. At the northern edge of Southport is the quaint, historic village of Churchtown, mentioned as far back as the Domesday Book. It is a designated conservation area and a number of the village’s cottages retain their traditional thatched roofs as well as the village stocks that date back to 1741. Take time out to visit the picturesque shops as well as cosy cafes


and the two traditional pubs. There’s also The Botanic Gardens – a charming Victorian park with its own fernery, aviary, lake and cafeteria as well as a children’s play area. A 20 minute drive from Southport is Ormskirk, a bustling market town. Market days are Thursday and Saturday. Also a short drive from Southport is The Courtyard at Tarleton – famous brands at discounted prices, a great restaurant – and all under cover. visitsouthport.com

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Easy to Reach No matter how you’re travelling, Southport is easily accessible and nearer than you think.

By car: From the south, take the M6 to exit 26, the M58 will take you to Ormskirk and then take the A570 to Southport. From the north, follow the A59 from Preston (exit 31 from the M6) and then follow the signs to Southport. For parking there are on-road pay and display spaces around Southport as well as a number of off-road car parks. There is a ‘park and ride’ car park and service, situated at the Eco Visitor Centre on The Esplanade by Dunes Splash World plus a seasonal service operates at Fairways (more park and ride details are in the ‘Useful Contacts’ section of this guide or check at visitsouthport.com). Beach parking is also available subject to tide times. By train: Merseyrail operates fast and frequent services between Hunts Cross, Liverpool South Parkway (for Liverpool John Lennon Airport), Liverpool City Centre and Southport, for timetable information please visit: merseyrail.org Northern Rail operates regular services to Southport from Manchester Airport, Manchester (Piccadilly, Oxford Road and Victoria stations), Bolton and Wigan. Connecting services to/from the North East and Yorkshire are available at Manchester Piccadilly, and from the North, Scotland and the south at Wigan. For further information on Northern Rail visit: northernrail.org. For all rail enquiries call National Rail enquiries on 08457 48 49 50.

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By bus or coach: For local bus information, please visit merseytravel.gov.uk or call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33. For coaches, National Express serves Southport from all major UK towns and cities. By air: Liverpool John Lennon Airport serves over 60 destinations with the major operators. Liverpool John Lennon Airport is fully integrated into the North West’s public transport system and located just ten minutes from the major motorway network making it easily accessible. For a full list of destinations served by Liverpool John Lennon Airport log on to liverpoolairport. com. Manchester Airport is also about an hour away, visit manchesterairport.co.uk for more information . By sea: Daily sailings from Belfast, Dublin and the Isle of Man to Liverpool are available, as are sailings from Dun Laoghaire to Holyhead. Distance to Southport: Birmingham

106 miles

Blackpool

36 miles

Cardiff

208 miles

Edinburgh

203 miles

Glasgow

201 miles

Leeds

77 miles

Liverpool

20 miles

London

220 miles

Manchester

43 miles

Newcastle

150 miles


From Scones to Sofas, Watches to Waffles, Handbags to Haircuts...

We’ve got it!

We can tempt you with a host of special stores in this fantastic arcade, whether you are shopping for fashion, gifts, homeware or even a new hairstyle! You can even enjoy morning coffee, lunch or afternoon tea in one of our traditional cafés.

Wayfarers Shopping Arcade, Lord Street, Southport For further information visit www.wayfarersarcade.co.uk Monday to Saturday 9am – 5.30pm, Sundays 10am – 5pm


Luxury self-catering Holiday Homes, quality touring & motor home pitches Riverside Holiday Park is situated just five minutes’ drive away from the Victorian coastal resort of Southport With its world-class golf courses, beautiful beaches, unspoilt coastline, one of the oldest piers in the UK, amazing restaurants and bars and a host of family attractions, Southport has so much to offer. Whether you choose a few nights break or longer, Riverside can offer the very best in luxury accommodation at a quality location.

Visit our website at www.harrisonholidays.com or call one of our Holiday advisors for more information and prices on 01704 228886.


Hotels, Guest Accommodation and Self Catering Accommodation Rating System Across a number of the accommodation advertisements within this guide, you’ll notice ratings displayed - these have been awarded by Visit Britain or the AA. Hotels that opt into this scheme are given a rating from one to five stars - the more stars, the higher the quality and the greater the range of facilities and level of services provided. Guest Accommodation covers a wide variety of serviced accommodation, including guesthouses, bed and breakfasts, inns and farmhouses. These establishments are also rated from one to five stars, as too are Self Catering properties. Progressively higher levels of quality and customer care must be provided for each of the one to five star ratings. The more stars awarded, the higher the overall quality in areas such as cleanliness, service and hospitality, bedrooms, bathrooms and food quality. The ratings are your sign of the National Quality Assurance Standards, giving you the confidence to book the accommodation that best meets your needs and expectations. For detailed information on the accommodation rating system check qualityintourism.com or theaa.com/travel/accommodation_restaurants_grading.html

Southport Hotels Association Book with confidence with members of the Southport Hotels Association (incorporating Guest Houses, Caterers and Holiday Flats [Est 1888]), visit southporthotels.org for more information. Members of the local Southport Hotels Association have also been shown as appropriate. All accommodation within this guide, as a minimum, has either been inspected by the Southport Hotels Association / is a Southport Hotels Association member / graded by Visit Britain or the AA. All ratings were correct at the time of going to press in November 2014 but are subject to change. The Southport Hotels Association is your guarantee of comfort, satisfaction and safety - and only Association Members can display the symbol. Members are here to make your holiday a real success. They work to ensure a good standard of accommodation and food for the tariffs charged. All terms and tariffs quoted by advertisers are as accurate as possible at the time of going to press. All terms and tariffs quoted include VAT at its current rate and are subject to change if the rate of VAT is altered. Prospective visitors are therefore advised to check current tariffs with holiday establishments before finalising a booking so that misunderstandings about tariffs and terms are avoided. It is regretted that Sefton Council as publishers of this guide cannot enter into any disputes concerning tariffs and hotels accounts which are private matters between the accommodation provider and their guests. Every care has been taken in compiling the advertising and editorial sections of this guide but no liability can be accepted by Sefton Council for any claim or for any error whatsoever which may appear in any advertisements. The businesses and organisations listed in this guide are not intended as an exhaustive list and are intended to be indicative only. Inclusion of an establishment does not imply recommendation. The information contained in this guide is correct at the time of going to print.

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SOUTHPORT MARKET The Market houses a great mix of fresh local produce and friendly knowledgeable traders. From greengrocers to butchers and from a deli to a traditional sweet shop, you’re sure to find something to tempt your taste buds. But it’s not just food you’ll find in Southport Market,

Southport Market is in the centre of the town, close

there is a fantastic range of other interesting items

to the iconic Lord Street boulevard. It’s the hub of the

as well. You’ll find clothes, handbags, haberdashery,

town’s market quarter and surrounded by an eclectic

footwear, gifts and much, much more.

mix of independent shops and cafés.

Quality Value Choice

www.southportmarket.com Market Open Mon - Sat 9am - 5pm

Scoozi Pizzeria / Piri Piri Mon - Sat 10am - 11pm Sunday 4pm - 11pm

King Street, Southport, PR8 1LA Tel: 01704 525 001 E: southportmarket@visitsouthport.com @southportMH /southportmarket


Accommodation listingsquick reference guide Serviced Accommodation

Self Catering Accommodation

Name Address & Telephone Rating Acco. SHA No.of Pg Type Memb Beds No.

Adelphi Guest House

39 Bold Street, Southport, PR9 0ED. 01704 544947

HHHH

GA Yes

Bowden Lodge

18 Albert Road, Southport PR9 0LE. 01704 543531

HHHH

GA Yes 10 41

Edendale House

83 Avondale Road North, Southport PR9 0NE. 01704 530718

HHH

GA Yes 8 42

Le Maitre Hotel

69 Bath Street, Southport PR9 0DN. 01704 530394

HHH

GA Yes 12 43

Prince of Wales Hotel

Lord Street, Southport PR8 1JS. 01704 536688

H No 154 39

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Ramada Plaza

Ramada Plaza, Southport PR9 ODZ. 01704 516220

HHHH

H Yes 133 38

Royal Clifton Hotel

The Promenade, Southport PR8 1RB. 01704 533771

HHH

H Yes 120 40

Scarisbrick Hotel

Lord Street, Southport PR8 1NZ. 01704 543000

H No 126 39

Seaview Southport

28 Bath Street, Southport PR9 0DA. 01704 530874

HHHH GA Yes 6 41 HHHH GA Yes 8 40

The Braemar

4 Bath Street, Southport PR9 0DA. 01704 535838

The Heidi

43 Bold Street, Southport PR9 0ED. 01704 531273

HHH

GA Yes 8 43

Warwick Hotel

39 Bath Street, Southport PR9 0DP. 01704 530707

HHH

GA Yes 10 42

Barford House Apartments 32 Avondale Road, Southport PR9 0ND. 01704 548119

HHH/HHHH SC Yes 5 43

Castle Mews

9 Castle Street, Southport PR9 0NR. 01484 722400

Cross Farm Cottages

Mairscough Lane, Downholland, L39 7HT. 0151 526 1576

HHHH SC No 3 44

Martin Lane Farm Cottages Martin Lane, Burscough L40 8JH. 01704 893527

HHHH SC Yes 4 44

Mews Cottage

Back 76a Botanic Road, Churchtown Southport PR9 7NE. 01704 227222

Promenade Apartments

71 The Promenade, Southport PR9 0JJ. 01704 541719

Sandcroft Holiday Flats

13 Albany Road, Southport PR9 0JF. 01704 537497

SC No 5 44

Sandy Brook Farm

52 Wyke Cop Road, Scarisbrick PR8 5LR. 01704 880337

HHH

SC Yes 5 46

Tristrams Cottages

Narrow Lane, Halsall, Lancs L39 8RL. 01704 840323

HHH

SC

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H = Hotel

SC = Self Catering

HHH

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To book accommodation call: 01704 533333

Whilst every care has been taken in the compilation of the accommodation lists, the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton does not hold responsibility for any statement contained in the list and inclusion of the various addresses does not imply recommendations. Prospective visitors should write direct to the establishments for full details and tariffs, etc, but in case of difficulty please contact: Southport Tourist Information, The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport PR8 1DH. Telephone: 01704 533333.

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The Ramada Plaza Southport offers the finest in luxury style accommodation, impeccable service and fine cuisine. Whether you're making a business or conference trip, a short leisure break, a night at the casino, a golfing trip to remember or planning the wedding of a lifetime - you’ll savor the very best facilities expected in a modern 4 star hotel, whilst enjoying the luxury of being able to overlook magnificent panoramic coastal views.

For more information and offers call 01704 516220 or visit www.ramadaplazasouthport.co.uk Ramada Plaza Southport, Marine Lake, The Promenade, Southport PR9 0DZ


SOUTHPORT

MODEL RAILWAY VILLAGE

In winter, many thousands of geese & swans can be watched from a new discovery hide. But there is plenty to see and do all year round, with a canoe and boat safari offering close encounters with kingfishers and watervoles, rare water-birds to hand feed, enchanting otters, wild walk adventures, an imaginative playground and Mere Side cafe.

www.wwt.org.uk/martinmere Burscough, Ormskirk t) 01704 895181

www.southportmodelrailwayvillage.co.uk

Located in Kings Gardens (next to the new play area)

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1 January

The Fernley

5 – 7 February

Jazz on a Winter’s Weekend

7 February

Southport Mad Dog 10k

HOSPITALITY AWARD WINNERS

27 March

Southport Fashion Show

‘The hidden jewel on Lord Street’

7 – 9 April

Crabbie’s Grand National

A genuinely warm welcome and superb waitress service, combined with a background of gentle music from yesteryear. We offer a varied menu plus specials board from homemade soups and main menu meals, to Cream Teas and delicious cakes, all served with a smile. Situated on the first floor. Worth the climb, every time.

6 – 9 May

Southport Festival (inc. Southport Jazz Festival)

6 – 8 June

Southport Food & Drink Festival

18 & 19 June

Woodvale Rally

25 June

British Armed Forces Day

18 – 21 August

Southport Flower Show

10 & 11 September

Southport Air Show

17 & 18 September

24 Hour Yacht Race

30 Sept – 2 October

British Musical Fireworks Championship

October

The Southport Comedy Festival

October/November

Spookport

November

Round Table Fireworks Display

November

Southport Christmas Lights Switch On

NOSTALGIA TEA ROOMS

Gluten Free Menu Available Come up and dine with us soon. Open 7 Days. www.nostalgiatearooms.co.uk

215-217 Lord Street, Southport PR8 1PF Tel: 01704 501294

Please note that all dates are provisional and events may be subject to change – please go to www.visitsouthport.com for the latest information.

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For a great day packed with much more than you think Show gardens • Floral design • Amateur growers • Food festival • Grand Floral Marquee Celebrities • Family entertainment • Bees • Shopping With our splendid Mediterranean theme, this year’s show will be for those with a sunny disposition. With so much to see and do - make sure you get here early!

£16 ticket offer - quote code ‘guide’ before 30th June 2016

www.southportflowershow.co.uk

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Southport Flower Show is a registered charity. Charity number 1000698.


Britannia Prince of Wales Hotel Lord Street, Southport PR8 1JS Tel: 01704 536688 Fax: 01704 543932 Website: www.britanniahotels.com

This charming Victorian hotel has overlooked the tree-lined boulevard of Lord Street for more than 100 years and is ideally situated in the midst of the main shopping and entertainment areas. Each of our 154 en suite bedrooms

offer direct telephones, hair dryer, trouser press, tea and coffee making facilities and remote control colour televisions. We also have a disabled ramp into the hotel and access to all the facilities in the hotel.

Some of our bedrooms are suitable for wheelchairs with large bathrooms and bedrooms. Price on request. Weddings from only ÂŁ999.00, please call for details. Terms and conditions apply.

Scarisbrick Hotel

Lord Street, Southport PR8 1NZ Tel: 01704 543000 Fax: 01704 533335 Website: www.britanniahotels.com Centrally located on elegant Lord Street our classic hotel affords 126 well appointed bedrooms, all en suite with flat screen satellite TVs, wi-fi, trouser press, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities; luxury rooms have four poster beds with jacuzzi bathrooms. The hotel boasts a wide selection of banqueting facilities for all those special occasions.

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Best Western Royal Clifton Hotel & Spa

One The Promenade, Southport PR8 1RB Tel: 01704 533771 Fax: 01704 500657 Email: sales@royalclifton.co.uk Book online at: www.royalclifton.co.uk

Winner - Best Facilities & Location in Southport

• Choice of bedrooms, suites and family bedrooms • Large swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna & steam room • Beauty salon, spa, sun patio and private garden • Choice of restaurants and bars and outdoor terraces • Four conference and banqueting suites with patios • Regular entertainment throughout the year Book direct for the Best Rate Guaranteed on 01704 533771 Price on application.

The Braemar

4 Bath Street, Southport PR9 0DA Tel: 01704 535838 Email: jackiewilbraham@aol.com Website: www.braemarhotelsouthport.com

Southport’s Little gem... ‘Location Location Location’. For anyone who has not yet discovered the Braemar, now is your chance! Enjoy the friendliness and warm hospitality of our 4 accommodation. Perfectly located 8 mins walk from Southport train

station. 2 mins walk from fashionable Lord Street, Southport Theatre and Promenade. Superb location in town centre. For further information please telephone. • No smoking throughout • Ground floor twin room • Excellent home-cooked breakfast

• Licensed residents lounge • Free car park • Freeview TV and free wi fi • Fire detection system BS5839 • Inspection Welcome • Food Hygiene Certificate • Under the personal care of Jacqueline & Eric Wilbraham

Bed and breakfast from £32 daily. Weekly rates available on request. Send S.A.E for brochure.

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Bowden Lodge

18 Albert Road, Southport PR9 0LE Tel: 01704 543531 Email: enquiries@bowdenlodge.co.uk Website: www.bowdenlodge.co.uk Proprietors: Judith and David Wynn This beautifully maintained Victorian Villa offers award winning 4-Star guest accommodation, ideally situated in a quiet central location close to Lord Street, the shops and restaurants, central attractions, Promenade, Southport Theatre & Convention Centre and golf courses. The quality of service we provide has been recognised by TripAdvisor awarding us their ‘Certificate of Excellence’ and the AA with their ‘Breakfast Award’. • Free private car park for 10 Cars • Reasonable rates/excellent value • Single, double, twin and family rooms all en-suite and serviced daily • LCD TV with Freeview, radio alarm, hairdryers and hospitality trays • Breakfasts cooked fresh to order • Evening meal provided by arrangement • Licensed residents lounge • Tastefully decorated & furnished throughout Whether on business or pleasure, • Free Wi-Fi access in all rooms it’s all about you.  • Golfers, cyclists, walkers and birdwatchers welcome B&B from £36 daily. Half Board, weekly rates & special offers on application. Best rates by phone.

The Seaview

28 Bath Street, Southport PR9 0DA Tel: 01704 530874 Email: enquiries@seaviewsouthport.co.uk Website www.seaviewsouthport.co.uk

The Seaview has a warm, friendly and inviting atmosphere and is personally supervised by Alex and Mike. Mike is a qualified chef, so you can expect a fabulous cooked breakfast to begin your day. Here are a few of our guest reviews:-

"Excellent B&B, great hosts, best B&B we have ever stayed in"- Karen, Nottingham. " A great place, excellent in every way, breakfast 5* standard, thank you both" Pat and Martin, Aberdeenshire. " Lovely stay, we look forward to another visit" Dennis and Teresa, Virginia, U.S.A.

• All bedrooms have TV, DVD, hairdryer and luxury hospitality tray • Free car parking • Central location ideal for conference delegates, golfers and holidaymakers • Ground floor room • Excellent food and service • Free WiFi • Open all year including Christmas

B&B from £33 pppn based on 2 sharing. Mid-week specials available.

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The Warwick

39 Bath Street, Southport PR9 0DP Tel: 01704-530707 Tel: 0791-2879-822 Email: contactus@thewarwicksouthport.co.uk Website: www.thewarwicksouthport.co.uk

Sue & John have run their 4 Star family guesthouse for the last 10 years, and have many repeat guests. We are right in the centre of the town next to Lord St, and the Southport Theatre & convention centre. We continue to improve our facilities year on year, and now have large flat screen TV’s, along with high speed broadband that feeds a new Wi-Fi network to all rooms. We continue to retain our Visit Britain “Breakfast Award” for the 5th year in succession. On TripAdviser we have over 170 reviews, check them out. The Warwick welcomes families of all ages. We are confident that you will leave after your stay well rested; well fed and wishing you could have stayed longer. Guests have FREE use of a local Health & Leisure Club if staying 2 nights or more. Visit our Facebook page or website for special offers. We may not be the cheapest, but we do provide great value.

Adelphi Guest House

Edendale House

Southport's Adelphi Guest House with warm welcoming charm and informality ensures your stay is the relaxing and comfortable experience you deserve. A family run 4 Star Guest House with a passion to please offering a variety of tastefully decorated rooms. Situated minutes from the Promenade and Lord Street & Conference Centre. Free Parking, Free Wifi, Hairdryers & luxury hospitality trays. The Adelphi is an ideal choice for either the leisure or business travel ler. Home co o ke d traditional Evening meals.

Situated at the northern end of Southport in a wide leafy residential street, a short stroll from the elegant vivacious Lord Street with its cosmopolitan shops, and many other attractions Southport has to offer.

39 Bold Street Southport PR9 0ED Tel: 01704 544947 www.adelphisouthport.co.uk Email: info@adelphisouthport.co.uk

B&B from £33 per person (call direct for special offers) Half board daily/weekly: on application. Reduced prices for children and Senior citizens.

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• Electronic keyless locks throughout appeared in the Southport Visitor. • Large FREE car park Full size article can • FREE Wi-Fi be viewed on our web site. • Rooms serviced daily • Tea/Coffee replaced daily • Large patio with sunny aspect • Spacious family rooms 2+1 or 2+2 • Travel cots • Conference Delegates and Golfing groups welcome

83 Avondale Road North, Southport PR9 0NE Tel: 01704 530718 Website: www.edendalehouse.co.uk Email: edendalehouse@gmail.com

We have ample car parking and a lovely garden at the front of the house. Accommodation is offered on the first and second floors of our charming Victorian home. Bedrooms offer ensuite/private bath/shower rooms, TV, free wi-fi internet, tea/ coffee tray and a host of other thoughtful facilities. Breakfasts are served in our delightful dining room. Our award winning breakfast menu is quite outstanding. Business or pleasure we are proud to offer a warm friendly service in a relaxed comfortable atmosphere.

Bed & Breakfast from £25-£45 pppn. For Special Offers www.edendalehouse.co.uk. Telephone for Over 60’s discount.


The Heidi

Le Maitre

43 Bold Street, Southport PR9 0ED Tel: 01704 531273 Website: www.the-heidi.co.uk Email: claudia@the-heidi.co.uk

69 Bath Street, Southport PR9 0DN Tel: 01704 530394 Email: enquiries@hotel-lemaitre.co.uk www.hotel-lemaitre.co.uk A friendly, family-run establishment. We are conveniently located near to Southport’s famous Lord Street, the Promenade, Southport’s Theatre and Convention Centre. There are 6 Championship standard golf courses within 15 minutes of Le Maitre. All rooms are fully en-suite with tea and coffee making facilities and free WiFi is available. Our ground floor room is ideal for those who have given up climbing the stairs! Start the day with an excellent breakfast and if you choose, join us for an evening meal all freshly prepared.

Proprietors Claudia & Billy Evans. With excellent food and personal service, you are assured of a great stay at The Heidi. Located in a prime position close to both Lord Street and the Southport Theatre & Convention Centre, you are seconds away from the shops, amusements and attractions. Comfortable lounge and spacious dining room. • Non smoking • Good food and service • Large bedrooms • Tea/coffee making facilities • Colour TVs in all rooms - Freeview • En suite shower facilities • Reduced terms for children • Car park • Conference delegates welcome • Free wi fi

Prices are from £34.00 per night per person

B&B from £32pp daily. Half board daily/weekly on application.

Barford House

32 Avondale Road, Southport PR9 0ND (Correspondence to 55 Avondale Road) Tel: 01704 548119 Website: www.barfordhouse.co.uk

Barford House holiday apartments offer guests a holiday with a difference where you’re provided with a personal, friendly service and assured of every comfort. All five apartments have undergone refurbishment to a high standard, with quality furnishings, attention

to detail and high standards of cleanliness throughout. We are situated in a quiet residential area very close to Lord Streets famous boulevard, the Southport Theatre & Convention Centre, the Marine Lake, Hesketh Park and some very famous golf courses.

Price on application. Correspondence to 55 Avondale Road.

• Five 1 and 2 bedroom apartments • Off street parking • Free wi fi • Ideal base for golfers & conference delegates • Flexible sleeping arrangements • NO SMOKING • Open all year round Two ground floor apartments both offering two bedrooms – one with walk in shower.

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Castle Mews

9 Castle Street, Southport PR9 0NR Tel: 01484 722400 or 07769 870572 Email: cottage@castlemews.co.uk

Comfortable, well equipped, two bedroomed house, sleeps 4/5. In a quiet residential area with off street parking and very close to Lord Street, train station, bus routes and all attractions. Open all year. Please visit our website www.castlemews.co.uk

Cross Farm Cottages

Mairscough Lane, Downholland L39 7HT Tel: 0151 526 1576 Website: www.crossfarmholidaycottages.co.uk Email: lin@crossfarmholidaycottages.co.uk Three award winning newly converted farm cottages are set in lovely countryside yet within easy reach of both Southport and Liverpool. Sleeping 2-4 people these comfortable cottages are equipped and fitted to a high standard. Each cottage has a private deck or patio, secure private parking, are all wheelchair accessible and share a large garden. Weekly rate from £250.

Daily rate from £75. Weekly rate from £305-£555.

Sandcroft Holiday Flats

13 Albany Road, Southport PR9 0JF Website: sandcroftholidayflats.com Tel: 01704 537497 Proprietor: Mr & Mrs R.L. Best Comfortable acc. near the Marine Lake, Southport Theatre & Convention Centre, golf courses and Lord Street. We have two self-contained studio flats with shower room and two flatlets with private bathrooms and electric showers. All very well equipped. Price on application. Martin Lane Farm Holiday Cottages

Mews Cottage

Our award winning, cosy, country cottages are just 4 miles from Southport. The Dairy, The Shippon and The Granary sleep 2, 4 & 6 respectively and are ideal for that quiet relaxing break. The Stable sleeps 4 and is fully accessible for the disabled guest. Daily rate from £70, weekly from £315.

Charming cottage in Churchtown Village, equipped for four people. Double and twin bedrooms, lounge kitchen, bathroom central heating. Botanic Gardens 2 minutes walk. Open all year.

5 Martin Lane, Burscough, Lancs L40 8JH www. martinlanefarm-holidaycottages.co.uk Tel: 01704 893527 Email: cottages@btinternet.com

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Back 76a Botanic Road, Churchtown, Southport PR9 7NE Tel: 01704 227222 Email: mewscottage@uwclub.net

Price on application


Promenade Apartments

63, 72 & 78-79 Promenade, Southport PR9 0JJ Tel: 01704 541719 Email: enquiries@promenade-apartments.co.uk Website: www.promenade-apartments.co.uk Correspondence to 71 Promenade Southport PR9 0JJ

Situated on the exclusive north end of the Promenade, overlooking the Marine Lake and sea beyond, our spacious apartments are ideally placed to provide a do-as-youplease sojourn for the discerning visitor. With easy access to the attractions of Southport and the surrounding area including the beach, the Southport Theatre complex, Lord Street with its selection of shops and restaurants, Hesketh Park and other green spaces and a number of Championship Golf Courses, Promenade Apartments are the perfect choice for either holiday or business.

The apartments are located in sumptuous villas, affording traditional architecture with outstanding comfort and a contemporary ambience. Each apartment is well appointed and furnished to a high standard: • Stunning lake/sea views • 1 - 4 bedrooms • Ground floor apartments available • Fully fitted & equipped kitchens • Bath with thermostatic shower • LCD TV, DVD, audio inc. ipod dock • Free wi fi internet access • Car park • Open all year round

Terms on application.

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Sandy Brook Farm

Tristrams Farm Holiday Cottages Level 1

Welcome to our small arable farm and 19th century barn, which has been converted into five superbly equipped holiday apartments, one with disabled facilities. Many original features are retained and they are traditionally furnished with modern amenities. Weekly Rate from £215

SHORT BREAKS ALSO AVAILABLE

Narrow Lane, Halsall, Ormskirk, Lancs L39 8RL Tel: 01704 840323 Mobile: 07885 842023 Email: tristrams.cottages@btinternet.com

Tristrams Farm lies in a peaceful location overlooking the village of Halsall 6 miles from Southport, 2 miles from Ormskirk and 1/4 mile from Leeds/Liverpool Canal by footpath. ‘Sunset Cottage’ sleeps 2 ‘The Stables’ sleeps 5 Visit our website www.tristramsfarmholidaycottages.co.uk Price on request

Best of British Conservatory Bar & Bistro 01704 533771 • www.royalclifton.co.uk Forge Brasserie 01704 500522 • www.forgebrasserie.co.uk The Hungry Monk 01704 809355 • www.thehungrymonk.co.uk L & A’s of Churchtown 01704 220505 Marine Brasserie 01704 516220 • www.ramadaplazasouthport.co.uk Nostalgia Tea Rooms 01704 501294 • www.nostalgiatearooms.co.uk A Taste of Europe Auberge Brasserie 01704 530671 • www.auberge-brasserie.com Bistrot Vérité 01704 564199 • www.bistrotverite.co.uk Chez Moi 01704 545619 • www.chezmoibrasserie.co.uk Claudes of Churchtown 01704 228334 • www.claudesofchurchtown.co.uk Gusto Trattoria 01704 544255 • www.gustotrattoria.co.uk Lords Café Bar 01704 543814 • www.lordscafebar.co.uk Pizzeria Mamma Mia 01704 540259 Rincon Bodega 01704 530002 • www.rinconbodega.com R Italian Diner 01704 530099 • www.ritaliandiner.co.uk Salvatore’s Ristorante 01704 534782 • www.salvatoresristorante.co.uk Trattoria 51 01704 510051 • www.trattoria51.com Villaggio Cucina 01704 563538 • www.villaggiocucina.co.uk Volare 01704 546232 • www.volaresouthport.com

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Choosing where to eat out in Southport couldn’t be easier! just look to the Southport Restaurateurs Association. You can request a copy of their eating out guide and loyalty card by emailing your name and address to: loyaltycard@visitsouthport.com To read more about the great offers you can take advantage of with a Southport Restaurateurs Association loyalty card to go to: www.visitsouthport.com/eating-and-drinking/loyalty-card

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52 Wyke Cop Road, Scarisbrick, Southport PR8 5LR Tel: 01704 880337 Email: sandybrookfarm@gmail.com www.sandybrookfarm.co.uk

Around the World Ho Lee Chow 01704 551167 www.holeechow.co.uk Kasturi Indian Cuisine 01704 533102 www.kasturirestaurant.com Lings on Kings 01704 530169 www.lingsonkings.co.uk Saahil 01704 512345 www.saahil.co.uk Taj Mahal 01704 544991/545070 www.tajmahalsouthport.com The Bar & Burger Co. 01704 501745 www.thebarandburgerco.com The Metro 01704 536836 www.themetrosouthport.co.uk U-Thai 01704 620525 www.u-thairestaurant.com -V- Café & Sushi Bar 01704 883800 www.thevincenthotel.com Wilsons Kitchen 01704 546163 www.wilsonskitchen.co.uk


Useful contacts

An A-Z directory of information, contact details, websites and telephone numbers to help you make the most of your stay.

Attractions - local The Atkinson Art Gallery Lord Street, Southport, PR8 1DB Tel: 01704 533333 www.theatkinson.co.uk Boat Trips (Marine Lake) The Boathouse, Marine Lake, Southport, PR9 0EA Tel: 01704 539701 Botanic Gardens Botanic Road, Churchtown, Southport, PR9 7NB Botanic Gardens Café Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Churchtown, Southport, PR9 7NB Tel: 01704 228535 British Lawnmower Museum 106 - 114 Shakespeare Street, Southport, PR8 5AJ Tel: 01704 501336 www.lawnmowerworld.co.uk Cycle Hire Centres & Maintenance Eco Visitor Centre, Esplanade, Southport, PR8 2BZ Tel: 0151 934 2713 Southport Railway Station, London Street, Southport, PR8 1BE Tel: 01704 500996 Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre, Crosby Coastal Park, Off Cambridge Road, Waterloo, L22 1RR Tel: 0151 966 6868 Dunes Splash World Esplanade, Southport, PR8 1RX Tel: 01704 537160 www.splashworldsouthport.com Eco Visitor Centre Esplanade, Southport, PR8 2BZ Tel: 0151 934 2713 www.southportecocentre.com Farmer Ted’s Flatmans Lane, Downholland, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 7HW Tel: 0151 526 0002 www.farmerteds.com Genting Casino 7 Waterfront, Promenade Southport, PR9 0DZ Tel: 01704 504700 www.gentingcasinos.co.uk Hesketh Park & Café Park Crescent, Southport, PR9 9NW Tel: 01704 540070

Lakeside Miniature Railway Esplanade, Southport, PR8 1RX Tel: 01772 745511 www.lakesideminiaturerailway.co.uk Martin Mere Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust Fish Lane, Burscough, Lancashire, L40 0TA Tel: 01704 895181 www.wwt.org.uk Masters Putting Course Promenade, Southport, PR8 1QY Tel: 01704 535138 Mecca Bingo Garrick Parade, Lord Street, Southport, PR8 1RN Tel: 01704 533939 www.meccabingo.com/bingo-clubs/ southport Meols Hall Botanic Road, Churchtown, Southport, PR9 7LZ Tel: 01704 228326 www.meolshall.co.uk Model Boating Lake Jubilee Pond, Rotten Row, Southport, PR8 2BZ www.southportmodelboatclub.com Model Railway Village Lower Promenade, Kings Gardens, Southport, PR8 1QX Tel: 01704 538001 www.southportmodelrailwayvillage.co.uk

Southport Indoor Market Hall King Street, Southport, PR8 1JX Tel: 01704 525001 www.southportmarket.com Southport Pier Pavilion Promenade, Southport, PR8 1QX Tel: 01704 512183 www.visitsouthport.com Victoria Park Southport Flower Show, Victoria Park, Rotten Row, Southport, PR8 2BZ Tel: 01704 547147 www.southportflowershow.co.uk VUE Cinema Ocean Plaza, Marine Drive, Southport, PR8 1SQ Tel: 0871 224 0240 www.myvue.com Wayfarers Arcade 311 - 317 Lord Street, Southport, PR8 1NT Tel: 01704 539077 www.wayfarersarcade.co.uk Windmill Animal Farm Red Cat Lane, Burscough, Lancashire, L40 1UQ Tel: 01704 892282 www.windmillanimalfarm.co.uk

Attractions - regional

Pleasureland Amusement Park Marine Drive, Southport, PR8 1RX Tel: 01704 532717 www.southportpleasureland.com

Beatles Story Britannia Vaults, Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3 4AD Tel: 0151 709 1963 www.beatlesstory.com

Ocean Plaza Marine Drive, Southport, PR8 1SQ Tel: 01704 542074 www.oceanplazasouthport.com

Knowsley Safari Park Prescot Road, Knowsley, L34 4AN Tel: 0151 430 9009 www.knowsleysafariexperience.co.uk

Playtown Marine Drive, Southport, PR8 1SQ Tel: 01704 778444 www.playtownsouthport.com

Liverpool Cathedral St James Mount, Liverpool, L1 7AZ Tel: 0151 709 6271 www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk

Premier Bowl Ocean Plaza, Marine Drive, Southport, PR8 1RY Tel: 01704 543569 www.premier-bowl.co.uk

Mersey Ferries Landing Stage, Pier Head, Liverpool, L3 1DP Tel: 0151 330 1444 www.merseyferries.co.uk

Pitch & Putt Golf Princes Park, Southport Call Tourist Information on 01704 533333 for more info

Rufford Old Hall 200 Liverpool Road Rufford, Near Ormskirk, L40 1SG Tel: 01704 821254 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/rufford-old-hall

Silcock’s Funland Pier Forecourt, Promenade, Southport, PR8 1QX Tel: 01704 536733 www.silcock-leisure.co.uk

Tate Liverpool Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3 4BB Tel: 0151 702 7400 www.tate.org.uk/liverpool

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Camping & touring caravan sites (in and around Southport)

Eco Visitor Centre Esplanade, Southport, PR8 2BZ Tel: 0151 934 2713 www.southportecocentre.com

Abbey Farm Caravan Park Dark Lane, Ormskirk, L40 5TX Tel: 01695 572686 www.abbeyfarmcaravanpark.co.uk

The National Trust Victoria Road, Formby, L37 1LJ Tel: 01704 878591 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/formby

Brooklyn Park Gravel Lane, Banks, PR9 8BU Tel: 01704 228534 www.harrisonholidays.com

RSPB Ribble Reserves 1c Marshside Road, Southport, PR9 9TL Tel: 01704 226190 www.rspb.org.uk/marshside

The Caravan Club Site The Esplanade, Southport, PR8 1RX Tel: 01704 565214 www.caravanclub.co.uk Formby Point Caravan Park Lifeboat Road, Formby, L37 2EB Tel: 01704 874367 www.formbypointcaravanpark.co.uk Hurlston Hall Caravan Park Hurlston Lane, Scarisbrick, Ormskirk, L40 8HB Tel: 01704 841064 www.hurlstonhall.co.uk Leisure Lakes Caravan Park The Gravel, Mere Brow, Tarleton, PR4 6JX Tel: 01772 813446 www.leisurelakes.co.uk Riverside Touring & Holiday Home Park Southport New Road, Banks, PR9 8DF Tel: 01704 228886 www.harrisonholidays.com Shaw Hall Caravan Park Smithy Lane, Scarisbrick, Ormskirk, L40 8HJ Tel: 01704 840298 www.shawhall.co.uk Willowbank Holiday Home & Touring Park Coastal Road, Ainsdale, Southport, PR8 3ST Tel: 01704 571566 www.willowbankcp.co.uk

Churches & places of worship

Emergency and support services Emergencies For all emergency services (fire, ambulance, police and coastguards) call 999 Southport & Formby District General Hospital Town Lane, Kew, Southport, PR8 6PN Tel: 01704 547471 Tel: 999 in an emergency www.southportandormskirk.nhs.uk Please note that there is no Children’s A&E in Southport, this is based in Ormskirk.

Chemists (Dispensing) Boots the Chemist Unit 3, Central 12 Shopping Park, Derby Road, Southport, PR9 0TY Tel: 01704 536937

Hesketh Golf Club Cockle Dick’s Lane, Southport, PR9 9QQ Tel: 01704 536897 www.heskethgolfclub.co.uk Hillside Golf Club Hasting Road, Hillside, Southport, PR8 2LU Tel: 01704 567169 www.hillside-golfclub.co.uk Royal Birkdale Golf Club Waterloo Road, Birkdale, Southport, PR8 2LX Tel: 01704 552020 www.royalbirkdale.com Southport & Ainsdale Golf Club Bradshaws Lane, Ainsdale, Southport, PR8 3LG Tel: 01704 578000 www.sandagolfclub.co.uk Southport Golf Tours Tel: 01704 551001 www.southportgolftours.com Southport Municipal Golf Club Park Road West, Southport, PR9 0JS Tel: 01704 535286 Southport Old Links Golf Club Moss Lane, Churchtown, Southport, PR9 7QS Tel: 01704 228207 www.southportoldlinksgolfclub.co.uk West Lancashire Golf Club Hall Road West, Blundellsands, Liverpool, L23 8SZ Tel: 0151 924 1076 www.westlancashiregolf.co.uk

Health spas Boots the Chemist 31 - 39 Chapel Street, Southport, PR8 1AH Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa Tel: 01704 533907 Southport Old Road, Formby, Liverpool, L37 0AB Superdrug Tel: 01704 875699 10 Eastbank Street, Southport, PR8 1DJ www.formbyhallgolfresort.co.uk Tel: 01704 537191 Support services Citizens Advice Bureau 24 Wright Street, Southport, PR9 0TL Tel: 01704 385630 www.citizensadvice.org.uk

Royal Clifton Hotel & Spa 1-9 The Promenade, Southport, PR8 1RB Tel: 01704 533771 www.royalclifton.co.uk

Events www.visitsouthport.com

V Spa Vincent Hotel, 98 Lord Street, Southport, PR8 1JR Tel: 01704 883800 www.thevincenthotel.com

Conference services

Golf courses

Racing & sport

Conference Sales Team Southport Town Hall, Lord Street, Southport, PR8 1DA Tel: 0151 934 2435 www.southportconferences.com

Formby Golf Club Golf Road, Formby, Liverpool, L37 1YH Tel: 01704 873493 www.formbygolfclub.co.uk

Coast & countryside

Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa Southport Old Road, Formby, Liverpool, L37 0AB Tel: 01704 875699 www.formbyhallgolfresort.co.uk

A list of churches and places of worship (all denominations) is available from the Southport Tourist Information.

Ainsdale Discovery Centre The Promenade, Ainsdale, Southport, PR8 2QB Tel: 0151 934 2967 www.seftonsnaturalcoast.co.uk

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Formby Ladies Golf Club Golf Road, Formby, Liverpool, L37 1YH Tel: 01704 873493 www.formbyladiesgolfclub.co.uk

Bowls Southport Flat Green Bowling Club Kings Gardens, Southport, PR8 1QX Tel: 01704 501388

Cricket Southport & Birkdale Sports Club Trafalgar Road, Southport, PR8 2HF Tel: 01704 569951 www.sandbsportsclub.co.uk


Football clubs

Southport Football Club Haig Avenue, Southport, PR8 6JZ Tel: 01704 533422 www.southportfc.net Everton Football Club Goodison Park, Goodison Road, Liverpool, L4 4EL Tel: 0871 663 1878 www.evertonfc.com Liverpool Football Club Anfield Road, Anfield, Liverpool, L4 0TH www.liverpoolfc.com

Racecourses

Sports & leisure centres

Transport

Bootle Leisure Centre North Park, Washington Parade, Bootle, Liverpool, L20 5JJ Tel: 0151 330 3301 www.active-sefton.co.uk

Airports

Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre Crosby Coastal Park, off Cambridge Road, Waterloo, Liverpool, L22 1RR Tel: 0151 966 6868 www.crosbylakeside.co.uk Crosby Leisure Centre Mariners Road, Crosby, Liverpool, L23 6SX Tel: 0151 932 9080 www.leisurecentre.com

Aintree Racecourse Ormskirk Road, Aintree, Liverpool, L9 5AS Dunes Splash World Tel: 0151 523 2600 Esplanade, Southport, PR8 1RX www.aintree.co.uk Tel: 01704 537160 www.splashworldsouthport.com Chester Racecourse The Racecourse, Watergate Square, Formby Leisure Centre Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2LY Elbow Lane, Formby, Merseyside, L37 4AB Tel: 01244 304600 Tel: 01704 879366 www.chester-races.co.uk www.formbypool.co.uk Haydock Park Racecourse Warrington Road, Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside, WA12 0HQ Tel: 01942 725963 www.haydock-park.co.uk

Litherland Sports Park Boundary Road, Litherland, Liverpool, L21 7LA Tel: 0151 288 6288 www.active-sefton.co.uk

Rugby

Meadows Hall Lane, Maghull, L31 7BB Tel: 0151 288 6727 www.active-sefton.co.uk

Southport Rugby Club Waterloo Road, Hillside, PR8 4QW Tel: 01704 569906 www.southportrufc.com Waterloo Rugby Club St Anthony’s Road, Blundellsands, Liverpool, L23 8TW Tel: 0151 924 4552 www.waterloorugby.com

Netherton Activity Centre Glovers Lane, Netherton, Liverpool, L30 3TL Tel: 0151 525 5106 www.active-sefton.co.uk

Liverpool John Lennon Airport Liverpool, L24 1YD Tel: 0871 521 8484 www.liverpoolairport.com Manchester Airport Manchester, M90 1QX Tel: 0871 271 0711 www.manchesterairport.co.uk Bus & Rail Services Arriva North West Tel: 0151 522 2800 www.arrivabus.co.uk Merseytravel (bus, train & ferry) Tel: 0871 200 2233 www.merseytravel.gov.uk National Rail Enquiries Tel: 0845 748 4950 www.nationalrail.co.uk

Park and Ride schemes Esplanade Park and Ride (Southport Eco Visitor Centre) 1100 cars / 50 coaches Opening times: 1st April to 30th September (summer) 7.30am - 6.30pm (Mon-Sat) Please note that the Park and Ride service will operate from Fairways on Sundays & bank holidays although car parking will still be available at the Eco Visitor Centre 1st October to 31st March (winter) 7.30am - 6.30pm (Mon-Sat) 9.45am - 7.00pm (Sun)

Fairways Park and Ride (Turn left at top of Promenade, which leads to Fairways) 890 cars Theatres Opening times: Sailing 1st April to 30th September (summer) Southport Theatre & Convention Centre 9.45am - 7.00pm (Sun) Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre Promenade, Southport, PR9 0DZ Crosby Coastal Park, off Cambridge Road, AGT Ticket Centre: Tel 01704 540454 Sea Travel Waterloo, Liverpool, L22 1RR www.agtickets.com/southporttheatre Tel: 0151 966 6868 Conference, weddings & private events: Services between Liverpool (Birkenhead) www.crosbylakeside.co.uk Tel: 0151 934 2441 and Belfast and Dublin are operated by www.southporttheatreandconvention Norfolk Line, and between Liverpool and Southport Sailing Club centre.com Douglas by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Marine Drive, Southport, PR8 1RY Company. www.southportsailingclub.org.uk The Atkinson Lord Street, Southport, PR8 1DB Mersey Ferries Waterside Lodge Activity Centre Tel: 01704 533333 Tel: 0151 330 1000 Marine Drive, Southport, PR8 1RY www.theatkinson.co.uk www.merseyferries.co.uk Tel: 01704 510900 www.watersidelodge.co.uk The Little Theatre 20 Hoghton Street, Southport, PR9 0PA Taxis West Lancashire Yacht Club Tel: 01704 530521 Marine Drive, Southport, PR8 1RY www.littletheatresouthport.co.uk Yellow Top Taxis Tel: 01704 530840 107 Sussex Road, Southport, PR8 6AF www.wlyc.org.uk Tel: 01704 531000

Tourist information centre

Restaurants Southport Restaurateurs Association Members For a copy of the Association’s Eating Out Guide, please call 01704 533333 or download it from www.visitsouthport.com

Southport Tourist Information Centre The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, PR8 1DB Tel: 01704 533333 www.visitsouthport.com

Useful websites www.visitsouthport.com www.southporthotelsassociation.com www.visitliverpool.com www.englandsgolfcoast.com

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Information contained in this guide is produced in good faith and is correct at the time of going to press. Sefton MBC accepts no liability for inaccuracy or subsequent changes to events. The businesses and organisations listed in this guide are not intended as an exhaustive list and are intended to be indicative only. Sefton MBC does not include those named by recommendation or otherwise and their inclusion or omission should not be taken as an endorsement by the Council as to the service offered by them.

Southport Visitor Guide 2016  
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