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Formby Beach

Formby Beach

Rolling dunes and expansive beach

Peaky Blinders
Lord Street Boulevard

Lord Street Boulevard

Great for shopping, eating and drinking

Kings Garden
Shop here on Lord Street

Shop here on Lord Street

Lots of shops

Southport Pier

Southport Pier

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

Beaches in Southport

Beaches in Southport

Beaches are great here

History and Heritage

Time to explore the history and heritage around Southport and the Sefton area.

Southport is steeped in history. It owes its existance to the growing popularity of sea bathing along the Lancashire coast in the late eighteenth century.

Lord Street Heritage Trail

Lord Street dates from the 1820s when the spacious street was laid out and the policy of granting building leases was started. The character of Lord Street and the resort was however not established until after the 1840's where a new policy encouraged residential development and to develop the town as a seaside town for the 'refined' and 'well to do'.

By the end of the 19th century Southport was well establised as a select residential town and high-class resort, evident in substantial hotels, public buildings, exclusive shops and dignified public gardens.

Parks and Gardens Heritage Trail

Adding to the floral character of the town, the parks and gardens are a valuable cultural asset for the visitors and residents of Southport. Throughout these gardens history and hetitage are very evident.

From the floral Rotten Row to King's Gardens - recently restored to its former cultural glory, the heritage trail takes you to one of the largest parks in Southport, Hesketh Park and then onto Botanic Gardens in Churchtown.

Waterloo Heritage Trail

The Sefton coast is over 22 miles long and this heritage trail starts at the beginning of the coast at Waterloo. Five miles north of Liverpool, the suburb of Waterloo looks very different to what it did just over two centuries ago.

Nowadays this urban conservation area was once an expanse of rough pasture for local farmers to graze their cattle but due to the extensive shoreline and nautical views, the transformation of this town gradually happened.

The heritage trail takes you through this transformation, atmosphere and variety of building styles which makes the unique character of Waterloo.

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  1. Parks and Gardens Heritage Trail

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    Southport

    Southport is home to a number of beautiful parks and gardens all which have wonderful history which forms part of the heritage trail.

  2. Southport Lord Street Heritage Trail

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    Southport

    The character of Lord Street and the resort however was established during and after the 1840’s with the policy of the new landlords, especially Charles Scarisbrick, of encouraging planned residential development. The trail begins at the centre of...

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    Liverpool

    The aim of a heritage trail is to promote an awareness of the architectural and historical development of the urban environment.