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About Southport

About Southport

Southport, a large seaside town in Merseyside, England, lies on the Irish Sea coast. Southport sits south of the Ribble Estuary, 17 miles north of Liverpool, and 15 miles southwest of Preston. Today, the town draws nature lovers to its reserves, wildlife, and beaches, and culture trippers to its museums, historic points, amusement parks, and gardens.

Guests planning a holiday in the coastal town can use Opodo’s search engine to book a hotel in Southport. All you need to do is type in your destination, preferred travel dates, and number of rooms and guests, and Opodo will display search results in a matter of seconds. If you wish to limit your searches based on budget, hotel ratings, or available amenities, use the site's filters. It will also display cheap hotel offers and special discounts, but you must act fast, as deals like these are snapped up quickly.

What to see in Southport

Southport Pleasureland, a seaside amusement park with rides, an indoor playground, restaurants, and bars, is one of the city’s main attractions for families. If you’re seeking an active holiday, head to Dunes Splash World, where you can find a swimming pool, gym, bubble spa, and water park complex. Putt away at the Royal Birkdale Golf Club, try your luck at Southport Pier's or Genting Casino Southport's slot machines, or walk along Marine Lake's shoreline. If you have enough time, squeeze a walk down Rotten Row, pretty flowerbeds along the road outside of Victoria Park where the annual Southport Flower Show is hosted. For music, art, and theatre, go to The Atkinson and watch a performance. There's also a library and a café on the premises if you want to learn about local history or grab a bite.

Around town, visit the British Lawnmower Museum and admire the peculiar display of old lawnmowers and other garden equipment. For train lovers, the Southport Model Railway Village is a must-see, featuring miniature trains set in equally tiny landscapes. At Lord Street, you’ll find plenty of boutiques, as well as gardens to rest in during shopping breaks. Southport's other green spaces include Hesketh Park, where kids will like the play area; Victoria Park, which hosts an annual flower show; and King’s Garden, known for its quaint lakeside views and Venetian bridge. Don't miss the Ribble and Alt Estuaries, a protected park for wintering fowl. Nearby Lancashire also has several attractions. Nature lovers should head to Martin Mere Wetland Centre to see fantastic wildlife, including ducklings and migrating swans. Kids will want to see the Windmill Animal Farm, where they can pet or feed animals and ride go-karts, mini-trains, or pedal tractors.

Where to stay in Southport

Southport offers a wide range of accommodations to suit all types of travellers. If you’re looking for Southport accommodations near the beach or with sea views, check out apartments or hotels on the Promenade or Ainsdale. If these are fully booked, look for Southport hotels on Lord Street, the city's main thoroughfare. From here, it takes just 4 minutes to drive to the beach.

The main advantage of staying at a Southport hotel in the city centre is that you're near restaurants, cafés, bars, shopping areas, and many major attractions. However, if you do need to travel around, rest assured that there are several bus routes throughout the city, and the Southport railway station has frequent trains to Liverpool, Manchester, Wigan, Leeds, and Bolton. Renting a car in Southport may be a good idea if your hotel is outside the town centre or if you're planning day trips around Southport and Lancashire.