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Time to Relax

No town wears autumn quite as well as Southport. Explore historic monuments, wide green spaces, top-class dining experiences, fantastic shopping locations and much more in all the nooks and crannies across the town and neighbouring villages. It’s time to see scenes that please amongst those autumn leaves…

Morning

Tee-off on one of our many championship links courses (known as England’s Golf coast due to the highest concentration of links courses in the UK). The prestigious Royal Birkdale Golf Club course, our jewel in the crown, is widely regarded as the best links course in England and is the regular host to The Open Championship.

Alternatively, a short drive away is Formby Golf Club, perfect if you want to start your day with a round or a morning of pampering in the spa at Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa!

Lunch

Choose from the Victorian Birkdale Village (ideal if you’re heading back from Formby Golf Club) or the Victorian canopied boulevards of Lord Street in the Southport town centre, either way indulge in plenty of retail therapy and gastronomy in the plethora of local independent shops and tea rooms.

Afternoon

Take a stroll down Britain’s Oldest Iron Pier, Grade II listed it is 1,108m (3,635 ft) long making it the second-longest in Great Britain, at the end is  the Pavilion where you can grab a light bite and play the ‘old penny’ arcade machines.

Why not relax in the afternoon at the beautiful Botanic Gardens in the medieval village of Churchtown?

Evening

With its pretty thatched roof cottages, charming pubs and quaint restaurants, Churchtown Village is a tranquil way to continue the evening, where you can enjoy a perfect meal and a drink by a cosy fire.

Alternatively, take in a performance at the Southport Theatre or The Atkinson with live tributes, comedic acts plus much more to choose from, you’ll be guaranteed a great night.

Now for that night cap, you’ll be spoilt for choice – a must do is Peaky Blinders, right in the heart of Southport, which blends modern comfort with a 20’s twist inspired by the period TV series.

Highlights

  1. Royal Birkdale Clubhouse
    On nine occasions the greatest championship, The Open, has been played here.
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  2. Formby Golf Club Course
    Set on a site of special scientific interest, the mix of traditional links and stunning terrain make for an unforgettable golfing experience.
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  3. Bedrooms at Formby Hall
    Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa is situated on the outskirts of Southport and just 13 miles away from Liverpool. There are 76 newly furbished contemporary bedrooms with a choice of Classic, Executive or Deluxe. All rooms are fully equipped with LCD flat screen TV and free WiFi. Formby Hall also offers a newly furbished full service restaurant and bar, luxurious spa, heated indoor swimming pool and an on-site 18 hole championship golf course plus a 9 hole par 3 links course. There is ample free on-site car parking for up to 500 cars and free WiFi throughout. The hotel can offer FREE coach transfers for large groups attending events at the Southport Theatre & Convention Centre (Conditions apply and would need to be arranged in advance).
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  4. Birkdale village is home to several restaurants and bars as well as a number of independent retailers, including a bridal shop, fusion art photographer and the Birkdale Cheese Centre. The village is just a five minute drive from Southport town centre
  5. One of Southport's most celebrated sights is Lord Street, a Victorian canopied boulevard edged in scenic gardens. With a charming, unique style all of its own, Lord Street has been a favourite shopping destination for over a century.
  6. Not ony does Southport have 22 miles of coast it also boasts a Grade II listed pier on Southport Beach.
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  7. Botanic Gardens
    Just a few minutes out of the Southport centre in the medieval village of Churchtown these Victorian gardens are bursting with floral splendour and colourful displays.
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  8. Churchtown is a tranquil, historic village on the northern fringe of Southport and dates back to the Domesday Book. It's a designated conservation area with pretty thatched roof cottages that you'll notice as soon as you arrive.
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  9. Southport Theatre & Convetion Centre at The Waterfront
    From music concerts to family classics, thrillers and plenty of laughs Southport Theatre has something for everyone to enjoy.
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  10. The Atkinson is home for music, theatre, art, poetry, literature and history.
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  11. Peaky Blinders Bar - a 'must visit' venue set in historic Victoria boulevard - Lord Street. With 15 draught beers and a large bottle selection don't expect to see the usual brands, but instead discover new delights carefully selected for you.
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