Take a train into Liverpool to see the sights. Spend time walking under the covered Victorian canopy which stretches almost the entire length of Lord St. This means you can shop in the dry whatever the weather. Visit the many parks, such as the botanic gardens all landscaped in the high Victorian style, and still keeping their charm.
address: Ainsdalenational nature reserve.
Meols HallManor house, although dating back 12th century mostly built in the 1960s.
Pleasureland Southportamusement park
The Old Barnyard Interiors are based on the first floor of The Royal Arcade on Lord Street, offering design-led gifts, vintage interiors and hand painted furniture. They are also stockists of Frenchic furniture paint. fb.me/theoldbarnyard
Generally the choice of places to eat is good and is not confined only to Lord Street.
Accommodation in the area mainly consists of bed and breakfasts and are situated close to the waterfront. This makes them attractive prospects for tourists as they can get great views and affordable prices. Southport is also home to several luxury 5 star hotels which cater mainly for business travellers.
phone: +44 1704 883 800address: 98 Lord St, PR8 1JRthe old ABC cinema on Lord Street has been converted into a luxury Hotel
Ambassador TownhouseAwarded Merseyside Guest Accommodation of the Year 2009-10 and recognised as within the Top 5 B&Bs in the Northwest of England
Seaview Guest Housephone: +44 1704 530874address: 28 Bath St, PR9 0DA
Theft of items from vehicles is another major problem - especially in a tourist resort such as this, so use a car park like the Tulketh Street one over on-street parking if you can.