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Southport Pier

Southport Pier

Is Britain's oldest surviving iron pier and the second longest.

Attractions in Southport

Time to relax and unwind

We all need to take time out to relax and unwind at times and Southport attractions are the perfect place to do this.

You can blow the cobwebs away with a walk down to the end of Southport Pier, a historic landmark on the seafront.

You can see along the coast to Blackpool and North Wales, and you can take a relaxing journey back to the entrance on the pier train.

Or perhaps a peaceful and tranquil ride on a swan pedalo on Marine Lake, or a stroll around the gardens in Kings Gardens are more your thing.


Time for family fun

Everybody can get involved with a game of bowling; day or night, young or old once you get the shoes on and hit the lanes, the fun will begin!

And if the weather is a little gloomy head over to Splash World where the thrill seekers amongst you can ride the fast flumes.

Arcade games and mini rides can be enjoyed together at Silcocks Funland in all weathers.

And for some traditional seaside fun, head to the funfair at Southport Pleasureland

And if the tummies are grumbling, you can tuck into a seaside favourite cuisine, fish n’ chips!


Something different every time

Quintessentially English and truly unique is the British Lawnmower Museum. Only in Southport can you enter a world of vintage lawnmowers. Internationally recognised, the museum is British history at its best!

Take the kids to the Model Railway Village has acres of landscape with a mini rail network weaving through pretty buildings and greenery. The charming and tranquil surroundings mean families can spend hours, relaxing and let the kids follow their favourite train.


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  1. The Atkinson

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    The Atkinson

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    Theatre / Venue

    Southport

    The Atkinson is home for music, theatre, art, poetry, literature and history.

  2. Southport Pier

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    Southport Pier

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    Pier

    Southport

    Not ony does Southport have 22 miles of coast it also boasts a Grade II listed pier on Southport Beach.

  3. Martin Mere Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

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    Martin Mere Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

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    Animal Collection

    Burscough, Ormskirk

    The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is the largest international wetland conservation charity in the UK.

  4. Southport Theatre & onvetion Centre

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    Southport Theatre & Convention Centre

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    Southport

    If you are in Southport for a day trip, overnight stay or longer make sure you check what’s on at the Southport Theatre.

  5. Rotten Row

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    Rotten Row

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    Garden

    Southport

    The name ‘Rotten Row’ is traceable to the mid-nineteenth century. It certainly derives its unusual name from the Rotten Row in Hyde Park, London, which is a broad straight road or walkway along the southern edge of the park, originally used for...

  6. Formby Golf Club Course

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    Formby Golf Club

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    Golf Course

    Formby

    Set on a site of special scientific interest, the mix of traditional links and stunning terrain make for an unforgettable golfing experience.

  7. Lord Street Gardens

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    Lord Street Gardens

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    Garden

    Southport

    Southport’s legendary Lord Street is not only known for its length of Victorian canopied shops but also for its stunning, landscaped gardens.

  8. Maghull to Aintree Leeds-Liverpool Canal Walk or Cycle

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    Maghull to Aintree Leeds-Liverpool Canal Walk or Cycle

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    Cycling Route

    Liverpool

    This pleasant canal-side walk or cycle ride of some 5.8 km (3.6 miles) is entirely level throughout on the well-surfaced and maintained towpath of the Leeds–Liverpool Canal.

  9. Netherton to Crosby Marine Park

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    Netherton to Crosby Marine Park

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    Walking Tour

    Netherton

    This new combined cycling and walking route starts at the Aldrins Lane swing bridge on the Leeds–Liverpool Canal and proceeds westwards along the canal towpath to link up with the
    tarmac pathway through Rimrose Valley Park.

  10. Botanic Gardens

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    Southport

    Planning on visiting Southport's famous Botanic Gardens?...If so, you have come to the right place!...Click here to get the latest information and recommendations!

  11. Southport & Ainsdale Golf Club

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    Southport & Ainsdale Golf Club

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    Southport

    A true championship links course set among the dunes, this former Ryder Cup venue is another of James Braid’s great creations.

  12. waterfront arts project

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    Waterfront Arts Project

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    Arts Centre

    Southport

    One of Southport’s most unique attractions is the Waterfront Arts Project on Southport’s Promenade. This large fine art gallery has a dynamic programme of exhibitions and showcases work of local, national and international artists.

  13. Hesketh Park Cafe

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    Hesketh Park Cafe

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    Parkland/Woodland Garden

    Southport

    The largest park in Southport, comprised of a large and safe children's play area, mini golf course and children's train in a woodland setting. There are numerous nature trails throughout this picturesque park, containing varied wildlife with duck...

  14. Hesketh Park to Marshide RSPB Reserve

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    Hesketh Park to Marshide RSPB Reserve

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    Walking Tour

    Southport

    A very pleasant walk around ornamental lakes, complete with fountains and flowerbeds, which in summer are a riot of colour.

  15. Ainsdale Beach

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    Ainsdale Beach

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    Beach

    Ainsdale

    Ainsdale Beach is now recognised as one of the premier beaches in the UK for extreme kite activities, with zones set aside for kite buggy and landboard use and kitesurfing taking place on the sea.

  16. Ainsdale Discovery Centre

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    Ainsdale Discovery Centre

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    Heritage/Visitor Centre

    Southport

    Visit the centre for a informative displays and interpretation about local facilities, wildlife and history...

  17. Model Railway Village

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    Model Railway Village

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    Miniature Railway

    Southport

    This Southport attraction is ideal for kids who love trains, many spend all day watching their favourite locomotive as it meanders around the 1.5 acres of beautiful miniature landscape. Parents can sit and relax in peace and tranquillity, whilst...

  18. Queen's Jubilee Nature Trail

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    Queen's Jubilee Nature Trail

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    Nature Trail

    Southport

    The Queens Jubilee Nature Trail is a wildlife haven in Southport. The site lies close to the town centre, and has a series of well laid out trails, information boards and picnicking areas.
    The site has changed greatly over the years. One hundred...

  19. Formby Village

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    Formby Village

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    As well as being well known for its wildlife and nature reserve, Formby is also a great spot for shopping and eating out.

  20. The Courtyard, Tarleton

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    The Courtyard, Tarleton

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    Shop/Shopping Centre

    Preston

    The Courtyard is a brand new shopping destination offering great value for money and a genuine shopping paradise alongside one of the best restaurants around.